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Gay Marriage
9:25 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Lawyers In Idaho Gay Marriage Case Expect To Meet Again At High Court

File photo of the James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building in San Francisco.

The fate of Idaho's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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Tourism
10:34 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Ketchum Says Idaho's Wolf Management Policies Hurting Tourism

Credit visitsunvalley.com

The resort town of Ketchum, Idaho, is asking the state to back off on killing wolves. They say it’s bad for business.

The Ketchum City Council passed a resolution Monday night urging wildlife managers to use non-lethal tactics to control the wolf population.

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NPR Story
4:03 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Idaho Resort Town Says Killing Wolves Is Bad For Its Bottom Line

The city of Ketchum, Idaho, is asking the state to consider alternatives to killing wolf populations.

The resort town of Ketchum, Idaho, is asking the state to back off on killing wolves. They say it’s bad for business.

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Medical School
10:16 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Washington State University Gets Approval For New Medical School In Spokane

An existing building on the WSU Spokane campus would be used for a proposed new medical school. WSU faculty already teach University of Washington students here through a collaborative agreement between the universities.
Credit Washington State University

Washington State University's Board of Regents unanimously approved a plan Friday to establish a medical school in Spokane. It has the potential to generate 120 new doctors every year in the Northwest, but the move also tees up a fight between Washington's two largest public universities.

The University of Washington in Seattle is currently the state's only public medical school and it serves as the main destination for med students in a five-state area including Idaho.

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NPR Story
4:55 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

WSU Board Green Lights New Medical School In Spokane

An existing building on the WSU Spokane campus would be used for a proposed new medical school. WSU faculty already teach University of Washington students here through a collaborative agreement between the universities.

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 5:45 pm

Washington State University's Board of Regents unanimously approved a plan Friday to establish a medical school in Spokane.

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NPR Story
10:27 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Missing Section Of Nez Perce Trail Holds Little-Known Part Of History

Ruth Wapato of Spokane is the granddaughter of one of the members of the Nez Perce Tribe who fought alongside Chief Joseph in 1877.

The story most people learn about the Nez Perce Tribe and the capture of Chief Joseph doesn't tell the whole history. 

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History
10:03 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Missing Section Of Nez Perce Trail Holds Little-Known Part Of History

Ruth Wapato of Spokane is the granddaughter of one of the members of the Nez Perce Tribe who fought alongside Chief Joseph in 1877.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

The story most people learn about the Nez Perce Tribe and the capture of Chief Joseph doesn't tell the whole history, and now the federal government and Northwest Tribes are trying to fix that with a new historic site.

You may have heard about the Nez Perce’s epic 1,200-mile flight through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana in 1877. The U.S. Army caught up with them before they could reach Canada. And in history books and documentaries, this is how the story usually ends:

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Wildlife
5:45 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Groups Plan To Sue Over Feds' Wildlife-Killing Tactics In Idaho

File photo of a coyote

Four environmental groups said Monday they will sue the USDA's Wildlife Services program to stop what they call the unlawful killing of wildlife in Idaho.

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Health
1:35 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

Idaho Most Obese State In The West, Rate Continues To Climb

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

New figures on weight show Idaho stands out among Western states -- but not in the way public health officials would like. 

Idaho was the most obese state west of the Dakotas and one of only six states nationwide where adult obesity rose between 2012 and 2013.

Idaho jumped nine places on the annual ranking by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report shows nearly 30 percent of adults in Idaho are obese.

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NPR Story
5:10 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Idaho Most Obese State In The West, Rate Continues To Climb

New figures on weight show Idaho stands out among Western states -- but not in the way public health officials would like. 

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Accidental Shooting
8:06 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Police Investigate How An Idaho Professor Shot Himself During A Class

Idaho State University is in Pocatello, Idaho.
Credit Northwest News Network File Photo

Police in Pocatello are investigating how an Idaho State University professor accidentally shot himself in the foot during class. The Idaho State Journal reports the chemistry professor's gun discharged in his pocket.

The injury was non-life threatening and no one else was harmed. But critics of guns-on-campus laws are pointing to the incident is a cautionary tale.

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4:49 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Police Investigate Idaho Professor's Accidental Shooting Of Self During Class

File photo of a building on the Idaho State University campus.

Police in Pocatello, Idaho, are investigating how a university professor accidentally shot himself in the foot during class.

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Culture
9:10 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Baseball Jerseys Reveal Unusual Alliance Between Team And Tribe

Josh Morgan during an at-bat at Avista Stadium.
Spokane Indians Baseball Club

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 9:40 am

Football season has kicked off another round of scrutiny over how professional sports teams use Native American mascots. But in eastern Washington, a minor league baseball team has earned the approval of its native namesake.

Avista Stadium in Spokane is full of the familiar sights, sounds and smells of baseball. And then, there are things that might make you do a double take.

Re-branding in two languages

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NPR Story
4:13 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Lawyer Argues State Had Time To Prepare For Boarding Ruling

A lawyer for psychiatric patients who successfully challenged a practice known as “boarding” says the state of Washington doesn’t deserve extra time to start following mental health laws.

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Safety
5:36 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Hospital Near The Gorge Hoping For A Mellow Dave Matthews Concert Weekend

File photo of Dr. Fernando Dietsch, ER director at Quincy Valley Medical Center.

This weekend Dave Matthews returns to the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington for his annual three-day concert. But it won't be much of a holiday for doctors at a local hospital.

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NPR Story
5:32 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Wildfires Still Rage Amid Mudslides In Central Washington

Crews build a fire line at the Carlton Complex.

The National Weather Service says slow-moving storms creeping through Central Washington could bring another round of mudslides this evening.

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NPR Story
4:25 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law

File photo of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

An independent government investigation out Thursday finds the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho.

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Health
4:13 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Why Washington Is Changing How Women Labor To Avoid C-Sections

Emily Cameron, left, her husband and their five children. Her first born was delivered by C-section at 37 weeks, which she believes was unnecessary.

Public health officials across the U.S. say the number of cesarean sections being performed has gotten way out of hand. It's a life-saving surgery for complicated births, but today nearly a third of pregnancies end up as a C-section.

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Environment
6:13 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

File photo. Wood stoves are a major contributor to air pollution throughout the Northwest.

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 6:03 pm

The EPA has given the state of Idaho notice that a corner of the Idaho panhandle isn't meeting stricter new air quality standards. The agency intends to change that by forcing the state to reduce what are called “fine particulates” in the air.

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NPR Story
12:22 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Labor Intensive: Letting Women Push Longer To Avoid C-Sections

Spokane mom Kelly with her newborn son Colton. Kelly and her doctor waited out 18 hours of labor to avoid a C-section.

Public health officials across the U.S. say the number of cesarean sections being performed has gotten way out of hand. It's a life-saving surgery for complicated births, but today nearly a third of pregnancies end up as a C-section.

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