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US investigating CenturyLink internet outage, 911 failures

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials and at least one state said Friday that they have started investigations into a nationwide CenturyLink internet outage that has disrupted 911 service. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai called...

 

Idaho seeks to force Texas oil company to turn over records

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials sought to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls "discrepancies" involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0...

 

Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Randy Brooks' son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, i...

 

Judge scraps Idaho order forcing landowners into oil leases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company without giving them a meaningful way to fight the state's decision, a judge said. The ruling...

 

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Nye sai...

 

Aging lookout towers still key during fire season in US West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers. Indeed, some of the structures are more than 100...

 
 By Keith Ridler    Regional    June 14, 2018

Idaho asks Texas oil company to explain 'discrepancies'

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials want a Texas oil company to explain what a state agency calls "discrepancies" involving oil and gas production records for wells in Idaho following an evaluation of records dating back to 2014. The Idaho Oil and...

 
 By Keith Ridler    Regional    June 6, 2018

Sage grouse DNA study maps crucial mating grounds in US West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sage grouse have a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range, a DNA study has...

 
 By KEITH RIDLER    Regional    May 25, 2018

Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an...

 

Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state....

 

Fines paid by US agency over nuke waste surpass $3.5M

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fines paid by the U.S. Department of Energy to Idaho for missing a deadline to get radioactive liquid waste out of underground storage tanks have surpassed $3.5 million and the money could be used for enhanced monitoring of a...

 

US may want to keep Idaho nuclear waste plant running longer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are considering extending the use of an eastern Idaho nuclear waste treatment facility beyond its scheduled closure this year so it can repackage radioactive waste brought in from other states before it's sent to...

 

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when...

 

Groups, US reach settlement on predator-killing poisons

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have agreed to complete a study on how two predator-killing poisons could be affecting federally protected species as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by environmental and animal-welfare groups. The...

 

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau...

 

Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The Department of...

 

500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Somewhere in Boise, two 500-year-old skeletons discovered in Idaho's high desert plains are stored in a secure place as three Native American tribes try to claim the remains and anthropologists lament a lost research opportunity...

 

Federal agency proposes approving Idaho field burning rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems...

 

Idaho lands nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile (3,600-square-kilometer)...

 

SW Idaho couple wants Texas oil company to reveal records

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho couple concerned they aren't being paid their fair share of oil and natural gas royalties is requesting state officials force a Texas-based oil company to reveal production and other records. Randy and...

 

Idaho asks federal agency to regulate oil injection wells

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over regulating underground injection wells needed by the state's oil and natural gas industry to economically dispose of wastewater. The federal agency in a notice...

 

Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency...

 

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department...

 

Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state's sparsely populated region that contains...

 

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. T...

 

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