North Idaho

Silver Mountain to briefly reopen for Memorial Day weekend

KELLOGG, Idaho -- Thanks to some late spring snow, Silver Mountain is opening for three extra days on Memorial Day weekend! The resort originally closed for the season on April 24. However, with some cool temperatures and cloud coverage, winter…

Idaho Republican Party sues over ‘illegal endorsements’

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Republican Party and Chairman Tom Luna have filed a lawsuit accusing the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee of making illegal endorsements in the Republican primary and demanding the committee stop making recommendations. The eight-page…

Idaho agrees to $119 million opioid crisis settlement

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Friday agreed to a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Republican Gov. Brad Little and Republican Attorney General Lawrence…

Vote for your favorite local craft brewery

American Craft Beer Week kicks off on Monday and everyone knows the Inland Northwest makes the best brews. There are dozens of breweries across Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and beyond, and now, we want to know which is your favorite. Cast…

2 elk poached in Boundary County

BOUNDARY CO., Idaho – An investigation is underway after two bull elk were killed and left to waste near Kerr Lake.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers believe the elk were killed sometime between the evening of April…

Idaho school board votes to ban 22 books from libraries

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A school board in southwestern Idaho has permanently banned 22 popular books from the district’s libraries, including Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Khaled Hosseini’s “Kite Runner.” The Nampa School Board made the vote on Monday,…

Illegally-stocked walleye caught in Idaho’s Lake Cascade

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Fish and Game Department is investigating how many illegally-stocked walleye fish are in Lake Cascade after a second walleye catch was reported in four years. Regional Fisheries Biologist Mike Thomas was fishing while off…

Idaho sees small shift in party affiliation ahead of primary

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fewer than 10,000 of Idaho’s roughly 1 million registered voters switched their affiliation to Republican ahead of next week’s primary election, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. Idaho has long been a Republican stronghold.…

Idaho lieutenant governor wants harshest US abortion ban

Republican Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Janice McGeachin wants Republican Gov. Brad Little to call a special session to eliminate rape and incest as exceptions to Idaho's abortion law. Idaho's law goes into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade case legalizing abortion nationwide. McGeachin in a statement Monday says it's shameful Idaho’s abortion laws are not the most pro-life in the U.S. The potential Idaho law also allows abortions to save mother' lives. Little signed it in 2020. Little's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on McGeachin's legislative session demand. Little and McGeachin are facing each other in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Little announces $8M for Lake Coeur d'Alene cleanup

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Governor Brad Little visited Coeur d’Alene Thursday to announce more than $8 million will go toward cleaning Lake Coeur d’Alene.  The money is a part of Little’s “Leading Idaho” project, which looks to improve the water…