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Washington man drowns in Idaho's Salmon River Middle Fork

May. 26, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Washington man is dead after a boating accident on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Custer County. Robert Gray, 63, of Mill Creek, Washington, was floating the river Tuesday afternoon “when his raft struck a log jam, throwing him into the water,”...

California man sentenced for kidnapping Idaho girl

May. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Idaho girl could be released from prison after five to seven months if he successfully completes a treatment program. Third District Judge Randall Grove on Tuesday sentenced Brian Sangjoon Lee to up to 10...

Idaho woman gets 2 months jail for U.S. Capitol riot actions

May. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for her participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 siege of the U.S. Capitol building. Pam Hemphill of Boise will also be on probation for three years and must pay a $500 fine, U.S. District Senior Judge Royce...

US releases environmental study about new Idaho test reactor

May. 23, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released an environmental study for a proposed nuclear test reactor to be built in eastern Idaho that backers say is needed to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The U.S. Department...

Idaho unemployment rate continues with historic lows

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment rate in April dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.6% to mark a third consecutive month of historic lows since record-keeping started in 1976, state officials said Friday. The Idaho Department of Labor said that 913,000 workers have jobs...

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

May. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, backed by...

Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

May. 18, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The county clerk in Idaho’s largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state...

Idaho House speaker wins GOP lieutenant governor primary

May. 18, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Powerful Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor. The fourth-generation rancher who is considered an expert on the Idaho water issues defeated state Rep. Priscilla Giddings in a race called Wednesday following Tuesday's...

Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little won the GOP gubernatorial primary by beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough and who downplayed the loss on Wednesday. The intraparty contest Tuesday between Little...

2-term schools chief loses in Idaho GOP primary race

May. 18, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former president of the Idaho State Board of Education has defeated the incumbent superintendent of public instruction in the GOP primary. Debbie Critchfield defeated Sherri Ybarra as well as former state Sen. Branden Durst in a race called Wednesday...