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Mormon Leader’s Remark on Sexual Misconduct Draws Criticism
The Mormon church faced more criticism Monday about its approach to sexual abuse after a top leader praised the #MeToo movement but referred to sexual misconduct as "non-consensual immorality," a remark that some say could be interpreted as victim blaming
Idaho to Require Coverage for Autism Treatment
Idaho is joining a long list of states to require health insurers provide coverage for the treatment of autism, Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron announced Monday.
Ketchum Library Plans $12.5 Million Expansion, Renovation
Some indoor work has started on a proposed $12.5 million expansion and renovation of The Community Library in Ketchum, but local officials have yet to approve the overall project.
Idaho Governor Deems Final Legislative Session a Success
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday said he's focused on celebrating the successes of his final legislative session during three terms in office rather than complaining about what lawmakers didn't achieve over the past three months.
Plan to Block New Gold Mining Near Yellowstone Moves Forward
U.S. government officials are moving forward with a plan to block new gold mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park with Thursday's release of a draft analysis of the proposal's effects on the environment.
Idaho Tribes Ask to Intervene in Hells Canyon Relicensing
A southeastern Idaho tribe is seeking to intervene in an Idaho utility's attempt to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River.
Idaho Governor Vetoes Charter School Administrator Bill
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have allowed charter schools to hire administrators who do not have the same certificate required by public school administrators to earn.
Idaho Governor Allows Trespass, Non-compete to Become Law
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday allowed some of this year's most contentious measures to become law without his signature, allowing lawmakers to officially close out their work for the session without debating whether to override a pending veto.
Prosecutor Says Boise Teacher Tried to Have Sex with Teen
Prosecutors say an Idaho elementary school teacher is accused of attempting to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
US Land Managers Designate Grazing Projects in 6 West States
Federal land managers have designated 11 demonstration projects in six Western states in a bid to create more flexibility for grazing livestock on public range.
Nampa Police Shoot Man Suspected of Killing, Injuring Women
Idaho authorities say officers fatally shot a man suspected of killing one woman and seriously wounding two others at a Nampa house.
Mormon Church to Allow Parents in Youth Bishop Meetings
The Mormon church is changing its guidelines for how local leaders handle sexual abuse reports and one-on-one meetings with youth a week after a former prominent missionary leader was accused of sexually assaulting two women in the 1980s.