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Marijuana is strictly prohibited in Idaho. One Oregon city a stone’s throw from the heart of the Treasure Valley could soon be a destination for cannabis enthusiasts.

National Forest Service

Fewer federal land workers are being threatened and assaulted on the job, according to a new analysis by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

 

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Federal officials say 13 people affiliated with two well-known gangs have been indicted. The suspects face a host of charges.

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Fishing, swimming, standup paddleboarding: Eagle Island State Park has it all. It also now has blue-green algae, a kind of bacteria that’s dangerous to people and pets.

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Cathalee La knows more about Idaho hummingbirds than your typical teenager.

 

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Marijuana sales could be coming to the Treasure Valley’s backyard. A group is collecting signatures in Ontario, Oregon to open the city up to a new recreational activity – and a new source of income.


Idaho Capitol Dome
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After never getting a floor vote earlier this year, state lawmakers looking to overhaul Idaho’s campaign finance law could return to the capitol next year with several bills in hand.

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One Idaho professor is on the hunt for two lost novels written by one of America's seminal poets, which may have been hidden for more than 100 years.

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A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


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The regional branch of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Idaho are suing the state of Idaho over a new law that requires medicals providers to report complications resulting from abortion procedures.

Boise National Forest

The Lodgepole Fire was a prescribed burn set in late April. The goal was to torch dry grasses and brush in an area north of Crouch, to prevent a wildfire from running loose in the forest. But over the weekend, forest managers declared it a wildfire after it failed to burn out by itself.

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Retired Boise priest Father Thomas Faucher is in jail awaiting trial on numerous charges stemming from child pornography. Months after being served eviction papers by the local archdiocese, the church has sold the house after performing a famous ritual.


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Japan has lifted a prohibition on sheep and goat meat.

Timmy Earl Kinner, Timmy Kinner, Boise Stabbing
James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Monday morning, an Idaho District Court judge denied a request to ban photo, video and audio recordings during a hearing for the suspect connected to a recent mass stabbing attack in Boise, leading to outbursts both in and outside the courtroom. 

NASA via AP

The Martin Fire has scorched almost 700 square miles north of Winnemucca. Much of that land is owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

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