In early August, Elizabeth Petersen was home-schooling her children in the kitchen of their northern Idaho home when she got a call from Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where her 4-year-old son, Paul, was set to have surgery a few weeks later.

The Idaho State Police is currently investigating a crash on US20 at 800 N in Fremont County. Both eastbound lanes of travel are blocked at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.

BOISE — The woman shot by Boise Police Department officers on Sunday morning had a BB gun resembling a 9 mm handgun, according to a release from the Meridian Police Department. 

BOISE — The fight between Idaho’s GOP state treasurer and GOP legislative leaders over office space in the Capitol is heating up, with Treasurer Julie Ellsworth now arguing that former Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter promised the treasurer could keep the first-floor office space permanently.

On Sept. 26, Mountain Pursuit, a hunters’ advocacy group in Jackson, Wyo., filed a lawsuit against the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee national forests for allowing mountain bike use in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area and ATV use in the Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Area.

Western governors are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Energy didn’t consult their states’ nuclear waste experts before releasing a five-year plan for a nuclear waste facility in New Mexico, the governors say.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages.

Native American artists who show their work at art shows around the country are often the only American Indians that many white folks have ever met, which carries a lot of responsibility.

As the number of mysterious vaping-related deaths and respiratory illnesses throughout the country continues to rise, local electronic cigarette retailers are voicing frustrations that their products are being unfairly blamed for the outbreak.

SEATTLE — U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California.

SPOKANE — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a breaka…

BOISE — As school buses hit the streets for another school year, drivers who zoom past the buses’ stop signs may get hit with a much higher fine than before.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state.

Earlier this month, a Treasure Valley woman who had escaped a human trafficking situation texted Paula Barthelmess and said she was going back to her old life. Barthelmess had helped her get out and start over, but now the woman was ready to return to the way things had been.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane police are investigating rumors that members of a militant neo-Nazi group known as The Base are planning to travel through Spokane this month en route to a gathering they call a “hate camp.”

Jim Jameson (left), Tom Metz (center) and Tom Eier paddle the New Medizen through the still waters of the Hells Gate Marina Tuesday afternoon near Lewiston. The trio were taking the dugout canoe on its maiden voyage. The canoe took three months to build, and a number of carpentry students fr…

Idaho state law allows individuals age 18 and older to carry firearms on public land, including to large events like county fairs. Following the law, the Western Idaho Fair, coming up Aug. 16-25, will allow attendees to carry their guns.

LEWISTON — Following two mass shootings over the weekend that killed as many as 31 people, new University of Idaho President Scott Green said the safety of the school’s Vandals is of the utmost importance.

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - The remains of Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang, a 21-year-old male from China who likely drowned in 2015, have been found and positively identified. Xiang, a seasonal concessionaire employee in Yellowstone, was last seen being swept down the Yellowstone River in the northern …