Spokesman-Idaho News

Syndicate content
The most recent 25 Idaho stories
Updated: 5 years 37 weeks ago

Terror suspect in Boise pleads not guilty - Fri, 17 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 17:40
Fazliddin Kurbanov, the Uzbeki man facing federal terrorism charges in Idaho, entered not-guilty pleas to all charges this morning, speaking through a Russian interpreter.

Boise man faces terrorism charges - Fri, 17 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – A 30-year-old Boise man from Uzbekistan was arrested Thursday on federal terrorism charges and indicted by a grand jury for possession of a destructive device and providing material support to terrorists. Fazliddin Kurbanov is accused of providing support to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization, including computer software, money and his own work. He’s also charged with conducting a bomb-making demonstration in Utah in January in which he “showed Internet videos, provided written recipes and verbal instructions, and conducted instructional shopping trips which informed as to the construction and use of improvised explosive devices.”

Boise man arrested on terrorism charges - Thu, 16 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 23:30
A 30-year-old Boise man from Uzbekistan was arrested Thursday on federal terrorism charges and indicted by a grand jury for possession of a destructive device and providing material support to terrorists.

Two ricin-laced letters seized in Spokane - Thu, 16 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 17:18
Two ricin-laced letters were seized this week at a postal facility in Spokane - one addressed to a federal judge and another to the Spokane post office, the American Postal Workers Union said.

Idaho records - Thu, 16 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:00
For 05-16-2013

Rabid bat forces family to get shots - Wed, 15 May 2013 PST

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 07:00
The first rabid bat of the season has been confirmed in Idaho after it flew into a home in northern Kootenai County, where residents found it lying on their staircase. The whole family is now undergoing rabies shots because there’s no way to know whether anyone was bitten by the bat.

Rabid bat flies into North Idaho home - Tue, 14 May 2013 PST

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:29
Idaho's first rabid bat of the season has been confirmed, after it flew into a home in northern Kootenai County last week and the residents found it lying on their staircase; now, they’re all undergoing rabies shots.

Biotech apples may be harbinger for Simplot spuds - Tue, 14 May 2013 PST

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:18
BOISE — Idaho’s potato industry is gazing north of the U.S. border to a tiny Canadian apple breeder for a sign of how the public may embrace a genetically modified ...

Budget cuts hit as tough fire season looms - Mon, 13 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:40
BOISE - With a “difficult” fire season looming, firefighters are facing budget cuts that will result in 500 fewer firefighters for the Forest Service alone and 50 fewer engines available, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said this morning in a visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise. “We’re going to be faced obviously with a difficult fire season, make no mistake about that,” he said. “The resources are limited. Our budgets have obviously been constrained.”

Weather change brings chance of thunderstorms - Mon, 13 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 17:06
The warmest stretch of May weather since 2006 is giving way today to cooler and showery weather with a chance of thunderstorms arriving for several hours this evening.

Fire destroys grain elevators in Craigmont - Mon, 13 May 2013 PST

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 14:59
CRAIGMONT, Idaho — A large fire has destroyed an elevator and three grain bins in the tiny North Idaho town of Craigmont, leading Lewis County commissioners to declare a state ...

Huckleberries: Word of advice brings chocolate-chip reward - Sun, 12 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 07:00
Everyone seems related to everyone else in North Idaho. This includes the female jogger that S-R sports scribe Greg Lee and I met near the LCSC/UIdaho branch campus Wednesday. We flagged her down during a noon walk along Coeur d’Alene’s waterfront – to warn her. Greg and I had seen a strange guy hiding in the thick pines a short distance up the trail. We made eye contact with him – and he moved deeper into the trees. The jogger thanked us and turned around.

Eye on Boise: April tax revenue well above forecasters’ expectations - Sun, 12 May 2013 PST

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Because Idaho budgets based on forecasts and estimates of how much tax revenue will come in, there’s always some anticipation about how revenues fare in April, the biggest revenue month of the year. Gov. Butch Otter persuaded lawmakers, at the end of this year’s legislative session, to pass a bill to put any unexpected surplus at year’s end into the state’s rainy-day fund, and while lawmakers obliged, they said they doubted any such surplus would materialize. But it has. The April numbers are in, and Idaho’s general fund tax revenue that month came in 13.2 percent ahead of forecasts, with collections surging $56.4 million above the expected level. That was the largest margin by far of any month this fiscal year.

Organizers: St. Joe jet-boat race back on - Fri, 10 May 2013 PST

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 02:30
“Race the Joe,” a jet-boat race on the St. Joe River, is back on after a pulled permit last Friday made it questionable for this year.

Coeur d'Alene School Board picks interim superintendent - Fri, 10 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:01
The Coeur d’Alene School Board tapped Matthew Handelman to be interim superintendent of the school district Friday, replacing outgoing Superintendent Hazel Bauman.

Crapo campaign reports $250K loss from bad loan - Fri, 10 May 2013 PST

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 17:38
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s campaign is filing amended campaign finance reports for 2008 and 2009 to reflect an “investment loss” of $250,000 in the form of a bad loan to an Idaho company. “The loan was never repaid,” Crapo’s campaign said in a statement today, after a third party “absconded with the money.”

North Idaho man dies following ATV crash - Thu, 09 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:59
PECK, Idaho — A 70-year-old North Idaho man has died following injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

Board begins crafting heavy truck rules - Thu, 09 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 07:00
BOISE – Controversial legislation to let extra-heavy, extra-long trucks on Idaho roads is now law, but it’s unlikely new routes will be designated for the heavier trucks in North Idaho before next spring. Idaho’s state transportation board is starting a lengthy process to figure out how to handle requests for trucks exceeding the state’s current 105,500-pound weight limit, including requests for segments of busy, winding U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho. The new rules would be presented to lawmakers for approval in their 2014 legislative session.

CdA schools chief gets West Side post - Thu, 09 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 07:00
Coeur d’Alene School District Superintendent Hazel Bauman will leave at the end of June to take the job of interim superintendent of a school district in Western Washington. Bauman announced Wednesday night she accepted an offer to lead the Central Kitsap School District for one year. With about 10,600 students, the Central Kitsap district is slightly larger than the Coeur d’Alene district.

Idaho records - Thu, 09 May 2013 PST

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 07:00
For 05-09-2013