May 17, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - Federal authorities in Idaho said yesterday that they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme a plot to use a weapon of mass destruction. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested in Boise after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment as part of a terrorism investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah. The Idaho grand jury's indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
March 25, 2013 |
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis led six Connecticut players in double figures as the top-seeded Huskies routed Idaho, 105-37, in Storrs Conn. in a Bridgeport Regional game. In other Bridgeport Regional games in College Park, Md., Alyssa Thomas had 29 points, and Maryland spoiled Quinnipiac's debut in the NCAA women's tournament by pulling away to a 72-52 victory. . . . Kiana Johnson scored 16 points as Michigan State halted Marist's string of first-round NCAA upsets with a 55-47 win in College Park.
March 8, 2013 |
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho has become the first state to have its so-called fetal-pain law banning abortions after 20 weeks struck down by the federal courts. The decision from U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill was handed down Wednesday as part of a ruling that also overturns other abortion restrictions in Idaho. Also on Wednesday, Arkansas adopted a law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, around the time that a fetal heartbeat can be detected by abdominal ultrasound. The Idaho ruling is binding not only in that state but could have a persuasive effect in lawsuits challenging similar bans in other states - such as Arizona, where a suit is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
December 25, 2012
Idaho senator gets DUI date ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A conservative U.S. senator from Idaho who has said he doesn't drink because of his Mormon faith has been charged with drunken driving. Sen. Michael Crapo, a three-term Republican with a reputation as a social and fiscal conservative, registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.11 percent after police pulled his car over in this suburb south of Washington, authorities said. The 61-year-old lawmaker, who faces a court date Jan. 4, apologized in a statement issued hours after his arrest early Sunday.
July 10, 2012 |
BOISE, Idaho - Firefighters gained ground on a number of wildfires across the West but struggled in southern Idaho, where winds fanned a fast-moving blaze across 235 square miles of sagebrush and dry grass, threatening a handful of homes, authorities said Monday. More firefighters were headed to the Idaho wildfire, which was sparked by a Saturday lightning storm. The fire was threatening six homes in the Castleford area, west of Twin Falls, said Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Kyli Gough.
January 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Mike Sackett remembers what he thought when he saw the eye-popping fines of more than $30,000 a day that the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening to impose on him over a piece of Idaho property worth less than one day's penalty. "If they do this to us, we're going to lose everything we have," Sackett said. The EPA said that Sackett and his wife, Chantell, illegally filled in most of their 0.63-acre lot with dirt and rocks in preparation for building a home.
October 4, 2011 |
BOISE, Idaho - A woman was able to escape an attack by a mule deer after a passer-by and his daughter fought off the buck, grabbing the antlers and striking it with a hammer until it fled, state wildlife officials said. Sue Panter was on a stroll near her home in rural southeastern Idaho when the buck attacked, raking her body with his antlers and goring her legs, officials said. Michael Vaughan and his 17-year-old daughter, Alexis, spotted the struggle early Friday and tried to intervene, the state Department of Fish and Game said in a statement on Sunday.
June 13, 2011
By Michael Silverstein These days there's a lot of talk about privatizing various government functions to save money and improve efficiency. All of it, however, amounts to half-measures. It's time to consider going all the way by taking the United States of America private. The U.S. government is actually a classic takeover candidate. It's a well-known enterprise with a long and often distinguished history that is facing new fiscal challenges. It also has an enormous wealth of assets with huge revenue potential - were they operated with that end in mind.
April 20, 2011 |
BOISE, Idaho - Rescuers trying to reach a trapped Idaho silver miner Tuesday were forced by dangerous conditions to shift to a new route, more than quadrupling the distance officials said workers must dig through to reach him. They were also still trying to get a separate air hole to Larry "Pete" Marek, a 53-year-old employee of Hecla Mining Co., who was trapped Friday in the cave-in and hasn't been heard from since. Instability deep inside the Lucky Friday Mine led to the shift in plans to reach Marek, said Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere.
September 17, 2010 |
BOISE, Idaho - Part science and part sculpture, Bob Crum's fruit trees look like delicate relatives of their cousins in nearby orchards. That's intentional. "I've tinkered with this for a long time," he said of his espaliers. "The thing about espalier is it's a work in progress. You can make your own shape. All it takes is time. " Espalier is a method of training trees to grow in two dimensions in an ornamental design, often against a wall, but the trees also can be attached to freestanding trellises, such as Crum's.