The Idaho Supreme Court has vacated a Mountain Home man’s conviction for felony drug possession and delivery after it ruled that a police drug-sniffing dog trespassed and conducted an illegal search by putting its paws on his vehicle, prompting the search that led to his arrest. The court issued its decision Monday, with three of the five justices in agreement and two dissenting. The case ...
The death penalty is no longer an option in the trial for Lori Vallow Daybell, who is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan along with Chad’s previous wife, Tammy Daybell.
During a special meeting Monday, the Coeur d'Alene School Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a two-year levy on the May 16 ballot. If voters approve it, the tax will collect $25 million annually and replace a $20 million levy passed in 2021.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse standing proud atop the Oregon cliffside. Golden wheat fields rolling across the Palouse in Washington. The clear, blue waters lapping at the shores of Idaho’s Redfish Lake. For over 30 years, Andy Sewell has brought scenes from the American Northwest to life with his paintbrush.
Two different organizations representing young people in Idaho announced they have filed lawsuits challenging a new law that Gov. Brad Little recently signed that eliminates student IDs as an acceptable form of identification for voting.
A few Idaho state senators from both major political parties said in a Friday committee hearing that they can’t support an existing bill to criminalize all gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth – but the committee’s Republicans were open to supporting an amended version.
A new report released to the Idaho Legislature on Thursday by the Office of Performance Evaluations found the state needs at least 3,000 more direct care workers to serve older and disabled Idahoans who rely on those professionals to remain in their homes.
Last year, the Marsing School District applied for a federal grant to help fund summer school and preschool programs. The rural Treasure Valley district, which serves fewer than 1,000 students, received about $135,000. “It was always our interpretation that we qualified,” Marsing Superintendent Norm Stewart told the Idaho Statesman by phone. That’s why Stewart was surprised this month when the ...
The man charged with the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students has spent much of his teen and adult life consumed by a rare neurological disorder known as visual snow syndrome. “He would talk about it, like, all the time,” Thomas Arntz, a former friend of Koberger’s in high school, told the Idaho Statesman in a phone interview. “The word that comes to mind is that he was ...
A “prolific identity thief” used stolen information to buy a $19,000 travel trailer from a Boise dealer that he turned into a mobile unit for producing false identifications and phony credit cards, prosecutors said.
As a scruffy gray-and-brown wolf stood in a grassy Idaho clearing, it fixed its gaze straight ahead. Another dark wolf trotted down a muddy dirt road. A third stepped over gravelly terrain, its mouth open as it panted in the sun. Motion-triggered cameras, placed by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, snapped photos of the wild animals along trails. Later, the agency would use those photos to help determine the number of wolves residing in Idaho.
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is criticizing the Ada County Commission for declining to spend federal funds on emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, saying that puts Boise at risk of becoming another Portland.
Dozens of newly released search warrants in the investigation into November’s University of Idaho homicides reveal for the first time how law enforcement pursued and developed evidence that led to the arrest of suspected killer Bryan Kohberger.