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Die-off of pinyon pines spurs concern at Idaho state park

Sep. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

ALMO, Idaho (AP) — The steward of the City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho says more and more of the few pinyon pines that live in the reserve are dying, spurring investigations to try to find out why. Wallace Keck, the superintendent of the City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks...

Boise woman gets up to 30 years for crash that killed child

Sep. 25, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison for driving under the influence in a crash that killed a 3-year-old girl and left three others injured. Prosecutors said Anna Mihelich, 54, was under the influence of drugs when she crashed head-on into another vehicle on a...

Idaho man sues over state's anti-sodomy law

Sep. 24, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man represented by a coalition of civil rights attorneys is suing the state's attorney general over Idaho's so-called “infamous crime against nature” law, which makes it illegal to have oral or anal sex. The man, who uses the pseudonym “John Doe,”...

3 arrested at Idaho church singing event to flout mask order

Sep. 24, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Three people have been arrested after an Idaho church held a maskless psalm singing event in a city hall parking lot in violation of the town's mask order. Christ Church pastor and event organizer Ben Zornes said that Wednesday's event in the northern Idaho town of Moscow was intended...

Firefighting pilot dies in Idaho air tanker crash

Sep. 23, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening. The Bureau of Land Management identified the firefighter Wednesday as pilot Ricky Fulton. He was flying a T-857 aircraft owned by Aero...

Idaho aims for 1M registered voters in November election

Sep. 23, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Elections officials in Idaho have said they are aiming for a million registered voters in the state this year, many of whom are expected to vote by mail during the pandemic. About 330,000 state residents have already requested absentee ballots, with at least a third of residents living...

FCC asks states to lower the cost of in-state inmate calls

Sep. 22, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,800 jails and detention centers across the United States charge more for inmates to make in-state calls than they can legally charge for out-of-state phone calls, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. That means the vast majority of inmate calls...

2 Idaho hospitals say COVID-19 has them near 'code black'

Sep. 22, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The chief medical officers of two Idaho hospitals recently warned state public health officials that their facilities are close to being overwhelmed by patients infected with the coronavirus. Dr. Daniel Snell of the Portneuf Medical Center and Dr. Ken Newhouse of Bingham Memorial...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Sep. 22, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Idaho newspapers: The Idahoan surfing the waves of partisanship The Lewiston Tribune Sept. 16 Congressman Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, says it’s the times that are hyperpartisan, not him. “While caucus organizations have an important role to play,...

The Directors Guild of America headquarters is pictured on April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hollywood's unions announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of empty sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Basic Crafts unions and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly announced the deal reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after months of planning and negotiating. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment. The Directors Guild of America, the...