North Idaho

One man killed in Orofino house fire

OROFINO, Idaho -- One man was killed in a house fire in Orofino on Saturday. Clearwater County Sheriff's Office deputies, EMS and the Orofino Fire Department responded to a structure fire at #5 Chinook Lane in the Hidden Village area…

Car strikes 7-year-old girl in Worley crosswalk

WORLEY, Idaho -- A 7-year-old girl is in the hospital for injuries she suffered when she was hit by a car. A Subaru Forrester driven by an 81-year-old Fernwood woman struck the girl while she was in the crosswalk on…

Forest Service, Nez Perce Tribe sign deal on Idaho forests

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Nez Perce Tribe and U.S. Forest Service have signed an agreement allowing the two to team up on projects in the 6,250-square-mile (16,000-square-kilometer) Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in north-central Idaho. The Forest Service said Wednesday…

Rain pushes local rivers to their highest since 2018

SPOKANE, Wash.-- The last time the Spokane River hit a flow over 21,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) was in May of 2018. That's also the last time the Pend Oreille River hit a flow over 100,000 cfs. Both rivers…

June snow falls on Schweitzer Mountain

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- June-uary is in full force in Sandpoint. It wasn't a lot, but Schweitzer Mountain received a bit of snow on Tuesday morning. The snowfall was not enough…

Right-wing extremists amp up anti-LGBTQ rhetoric online

A few weeks before 31 members of a white supremacist group were arrested for allegedly planning to riot at a northern Idaho LGBTQ pride event, a fundamentalist Idaho pastor told his Boise congregation that gay, lesbian and transgender people should be executed by the government. Around the same time, a lawmaker from the northernmost region of the state told an audience that LGBTQ supporters are waging a “war of perversion against children.” A toxic brew of hateful rhetoric has been percolating in Idaho and elsewhere, well ahead of the arrests of Patriot Front members at the pride event Saturday in Coeur d’Alene.