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House resolution proposed against minor league contraction

Jan. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution Tuesday urging Major League Baseball not to follow through with its proposal to eliminate 42 current minor league teams. MLB made the proposal last year to the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. State wildlife officials are requesting authorization to spend $408,000 to count wolves that will become part of an annual expense going forward. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told the Legislature's budget-setting committee Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that knowing whether wolf numbers are increasing or decreasing is needed to make management decisions. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)

Idaho agency wants to spend $408,000 a year to count wolves

Jan. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's top wildlife official on Tuesday requested authorization from state lawmakers to spend $408,000 to count wolves. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Ed Schriever told the Legislature's budget-setting committee that the expense would become part of the agency's annual...

$165,000 at stake: Wyoming-Idaho sled dog race begins Friday

Jan. 28, 2020 2:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An annual sled dog race through Wyoming and Idaho begins Friday. The first day of the 25th annual Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is for show. Teams will run through downtown Jackson and finish at a park on the south side of town. From there, racers go to Alpine, Pinedale, Kemmerer,...

Carbon monoxide leak at vacation rental sends 25 to hospital

Jan. 28, 2020 12:51 PM EST

DONNELLY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say 25 people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a vacation rental home in an Idaho mountain town. Donnelly Rural Fire Protection Chief Juan Bonilla says firefighters were called to the vacation home in Donnelly about 6:30 a.m. Monday, where...

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

Jan. 27, 2020 11:57 PM EST

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle Monday night. The Thunderbirds built a 19-point lead by intermission and padded it in the second half. Oluyitan hit 6 of 11 shots...

US lawmakers want answers about Idaho gold mine process

Jan. 27, 2020 8:28 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers who oversee appropriations for the U.S. Forest Service on Monday sent a letter requesting the agency revoke its decision allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho. Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of...

FILE - This combination photo of undated file photos, released by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, show missing children Joshua

Mom of 2 missing kids found in Hawaii with new husband

Jan. 27, 2020 4:11 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii along with her new husband, but there's still no sign of the children in the cross-country investigation that includes several mysterious deaths. Police in Kauai pulled over Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell near a beachside...

Legislation would limit rerunning failed Idaho bond votes

Jan. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bond elections that fail won't be allowed before voters again for a minimum of 11 months under proposed legislation approved Monday by a House committee. The House State Affairs Committee voted to send to the full House the measure by Republican Rep. Heather Scott. All 12 Republicans...

Idaho Health and Welfare seeks $3.7 billion overall budget

Jan. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare on Monday asked for an additional $70 million from the general fund and $300 million overall that includes federal money for an 8.7% increase in next year's budget. Director Dave Jeppesen told the Legislature's budget-setting committee that the...

Idaho wildlife officials criticized for elk hunt

Jan. 26, 2020 1:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are being criticized for taking part in a research project that led to the killing of 206 elk across southern Idaho from Pocatello to Nampa in an attempt to learn more about how to control damage from elk herds. The hunting and fishing...