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Ten days after four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their rooms, police said Wednesday they still have not identified a suspect or found a murder weapon, and they continued asking for tips and surveillance video, the AP reports. Moscow Police Capt. Roger Lanier told a news conference...

Potential new laws intended to limit state investments or contracts with companies that factor in such things as climate change and workers’ rights into their business practices will likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session, lawmakers said Monday. Republican Rep. Barbara Ehardt, in a presentation to the Federalism Committee, said draft legislation...

The Boise Police Department issued this statement this afternoon: "In light of recent revelations concerning a former member of BPD Command Staff, the Boise Police Department unequivocally states there is no room for racist ideologies, hatred, bigotry, or behaviors among members of the Boise Police Department, and we publicly condemn...

A cloud has hung over the University of Idaho, a usually bustling campus that had grown empty days ahead of schedule, writes Idaho Press reporter Haadiya Tariq. Students have headed home early for Thanksgiving break in droves, with few remaining by the end of the somber week.

Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students as they slept in a house near campus asked for patience Sunday, the AP reports,  after a week passed with no arrests and residents of this small college town remain on edge and concerned about their safety. Authorities at a news...

Yes, I will be retiring Jan. 1 from the position I've held for the past five years as Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing. The news appeared in today's Sunday/Monday edition of the Idaho Press, or you can read the full story online here.

As winter driving season takes hold, Idaho law enforcement officials are warning Idahoans to be aware and take care, to avoid tragedy at a time when road conditions can become dangerous and crash rates increase, writes Idaho Press reporter Emily White. "Combined, we can do this all together …

A little girl in a pink dress dropped her books into the book return slot in the front lobby of Meridian Library’s Cherry Lane location, writes Idaho Press reporter Carolyn Komatsoulis. She looked up, watching on the monitor above the slot, as her Peppa Pig and Scooby-Doo books advanced down…

Mining claims will be prohibited for at least another 20 years on land in east-central Idaho and western Montana where Lewis and Clark crossed the Continental Divide in 1805, the AP reports. The U.S. Department of the Interior posted a public land order that takes effect Dec. 22 and extends an existing 20-year mining claim ban...

The City Club of Boise has honored Bruce Reichert, the recently retired longtime host of Outdoor Idaho and executive producer at Idaho Public Television, with its Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement. Reichert said over his more than 40 years hosting the iconic Outdoor Idaho, the show was alw…

Raúl Labrador, Idaho attorney general-elect, today announced his picks for two top staff positions in the attorney general's office once he takes office in January: David Dewhirst of Montana, who will be his chief deputy attorney general; and Theo Wold, a former aide to then-President Donald…

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced a five-year, $40 million agreement with the conservation group Trout Unlimited to improve watersheds on national forests and grasslands that contain key habitat for trout and salmon, the AP reports. The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday the agreement includes cleaning up  abandoned mines, removing barriers to fish passage...

Boise Bureau Chief

Boise Bureau Chief

Betsy Z. Russell

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise Bureau Chief and covers Boise and Idaho Capitol news.