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.

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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…

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.

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.

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 …

Last month, on a day that was sweltering even by Phoenix standards, Filiberto Lares knew he wasn’t well. An airline caterer, he said he had spent hours moving between the scalding tarmac and a truck with no air conditioning. Lares, 51, was dehydrated and fell ill with a fever that would keep…

Dozens of wildfires are burning this week in the Great Basin — an area that encompasses Idaho, Nevada, Utah and parts of Arizona and Wyoming. But fire preparedness levels remain manageable, according to the region’s fire resource management group, the Great Basin Coordination Center.

As recently as last fall, the animal that’s making headlines as the first Colorado wolf in four years was wandering one of the most remote and wild landscapes left in the Lower 48 states.

BOISE — Bill Roden, an eight-term state senator and former Senate majority leader and one of Idaho’s most prominent lawyer/lobbyists for decades, has died at his home at the age of 90.