united states

Boise woman gets probation for federal program theft

BOISE — A Boise woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort.

55% of Nevada fatal crashes caused by impairment, 2016-18

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law enforcement officials trying to bolster safety on Nevada's roadways ahead of the upcoming holiday season are warning that impaired drivers continue to be a contributing factor in the majority of fatal traffic crashes in the state.

Forest at famed Idaho ski area facing wildfires, insects

BOISE — The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm temperatures, drought, wildfires, insect invaders and pathogens, officials say.

Idaho wild horse adoptions increase with federal assistance

BOISE (AP) — The number of adopted wild horses in Idaho has increased as a result of a federal program intended to reduce wild horse overpopulation.

Idaho artifacts suggest Pacific entry for first Americans

Scientists say they've found artifacts in Idaho that indicate people were living there around 16,000 years ago, providing new evidence that the first Americans entered their new home by following the Pacific coast

Energy Department: Progress at Idaho nuclear waste plant

BOISE — An eastern Idaho nuclear facility is getting closer to successfully treating high-level liquid radioactive waste stored in tanks above a massive aquifer, federal officials have said.

University of Idaho warns beer maker to drop Vandal name

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho has ordered a student who owns a beverage company to stop using the name "Vandal Beer."