Study shows Hispanic population boom

This Hispanic population has skyrocketed in Idaho in the last five years.

Non-traditional marriage is becoming more traditional

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The Pew Research Center recently released a study that shows the millennial generation is dramatically changing the looks of a traditional marriage ceremony. For example, no licensed, highly educated minister necessary.

Head-on crash on Woodruff Avenue injures 2

Idaho Falls Police are investigating an accident Thursday night on the corner of Woodruff Avenue and First Street.

Idaho AG updates status of second nuclear research shipment proposed for...

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden responds to questions about the status of the second nuclear research shipment proposed for the Idaho National Laboratory.

Utah contractor hired to build District 93 high school

Utah contractor hired to build District 93 high school

Many people have asked Local News 8/KIDK Eyewitness News if the decision will take away from local jobs.

Small Fire at Pressbox Bar & Grill

Smoke poured out of the ceiling at Pressbox Bar & Grill on Yellowstone Road.

Idaho Education Academy to add more space

Idaho Education Academy received permission from the planning and zoning commission to add more space for extra classrooms.

More people speaking out about domestic violence

More people speaking out about domestic violence

Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.

Man arrested for making bomb threats against Bannock County Courthouse

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The Bannock County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested the man who made a phone call bomb threat against the county courthouse on January 21st.

Idaho House panel OKs 'Right to Try' bill


An Idaho House panel has introduced a bill that would allow terminally-ill patients to access drugs that are still being researched.

Idaho panel backs Medicaid expansion alternative

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Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion has passed its first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature.

Fewer than half of Wyoming students apply for college aid

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Fewer than half of Wyoming high school graduates apply for federal aid to attend college.

Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

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A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street says she will be cleared of domestic violence and assault charges because she was defending herself a December fight with her father.

Utah considers updating laws to address cybercrime

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A Utah lawmaker wants people who hack into computers running key infrastructure as traffic lights and water treatment facilities to face years in prison.

Commissioners talk emergency policies for court house

After a total of seven bomb threats, Bannock County Commissioners held a department head meeting Wednesday morning to address the need for safety in the court house. 

Grand Teton plans to demolish, restore old park buildings

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A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.

Bill aimed at improving state response to dangerous dogs

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A state lawmaker has called for an overhaul of Idaho's laws regarding dangerous dogs that would invalidate a half-dozen county or city ordinances that ban or restrict certain breeds.

Otter calls for review of Idaho's faith-healing exemption

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Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's concerned with the number of children who die because their parents choose faith healing and not medical assistance for religious reasons.

Bill seeks to keep Utah ready to host future Winter Olympics


A Utah lawmaker wants to ensure that the state is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again should the chance to bid on the event arise.

Contentious gun bill for concealed carry tabled for 2016

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A Utah lawmaker says he will not move forward with a bill that would allow anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed gun without a permit.

Idaho panel backs proposal to move school board elections

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An Idaho panel has introduced a legislative proposal that would move school board elections from May in odd years to November in even years.

20 wolves killed in northern Idaho to boost elk population

Three Wolves Killed in Wyoming

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says 20 wolves have been killed in the Clearwater Region in northern Idaho to bolster elk populations in the area.

Lawmaker unveiling plan to abolish death penalty in Utah

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A Republican state lawmaker wants Utah to join 19 states and the District of Columbia in abolishing the death penalty, but supporters of the idea acknowledge it's a longshot in the conservative state.

All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons

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A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it.

Woman dies in Bingham County accident

One woman has died in an auto accident on highway 26 west of Moreland Wednesday evening.

Most at ISU favor possible tuition freeze

Most at ISU favor possible tuition freeze

An Idaho Senate panel introduced legislation Tuesday proposing to freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman.

Pay It Forward: Foster grandparents tutoring

Pay It Forward Foster grandparents tutoring

If you are 55 or older and want to share your life experience and compassion, you already have what it takes to be a foster grandparent and help tutor young students in school.

31 train cars derail, spill soda ash near American Falls

Train derailment near American Falls 2-10-16

Update: Union Pacific says railroad will be cleared for normal operation by noon Thursday.

District 93 discusses school revisions

District 93 discusses school revisions

District 93 continues to work on building a new high school to deal with overcrowding.

Chubbuck police searching for armed robbery suspects

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Chubbuck police are looking for two suspects involved in an armed robbery early Wednesday Morning. 

Pocatello hosts Youth in Government Day

Local high school students participated in Pocatello's youth in government program where they get a chance to see how parts of the city operate.

Kids are saying 'eureka' to Science

Kids are saying 'eureka' to Science

Mountain Valley Elementary School has dedicated an entire week to science.

Idaho's House wants to cap homeowner's tax exemption

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The Idaho House passed a bill Tuesday that would have a major impact on your property taxes.

Update: Two arrested after ramming into deputy patrol car

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Update: Two men were arrested after they failed to stop when a Bonneville County Deputy attempted to pull them over. After failing to yield they rammed into the deputy's car.

Thornton interchange construction to begin

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The Idaho Transportation Department says construction of the Thornton Interchange overpass on U.S. Highway 20 will begin in March.

Idaho snowpack above average in much of state this winter

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Experts say Idaho's winter snowpack is looking good but continued cold is needed to keep it in place and a few more snowstorms wouldn't hurt.

Gender-neutral bill introduced in Idaho Statehouse

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Two Idaho Democratic female lawmakers say the Idaho code isn't just for men.

Rigby man pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud

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Kim Thompson, 49, of Rigby, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Thompson was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on January 15, 2016.

Burley man pleads guilty to possessing and distributing child porn

The U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday that Danny Henderson, 42, of Burley, Idaho, has pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography.

Senate panel introduces tuition lock proposal

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An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman so they would pay the same rate for at least four academic years.

Idaho lawmaker panel backs ban on local minimum wage hikes

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An Idaho legislative panel has introduced a proposal that would ban local municipalities from raising the minimum wage.

Low vaccination rates put Utah schools at risk of outbreaks

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Experts say Utah's schools are at risk of losing herd immunity, the protection a community gains when most members are vaccinated against an infectious disease.

Idaho panel backs measure requiring campaign finance reports

A Legislative panel has introduced a measure that would require all Idaho state candidates and people pushing ballot initiatives to file campaign finance reports.

Man angry about missing birth pleads guilty to bomb threat

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A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.


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