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Schools to Parents: Please Sub as Teachers

Districts are strapped amid omicron surge

(Newser) - School districts are urging parents to help out in classrooms as the omicron variant forces some educators to stay home. "We can't keep up, there is no labor pool," Don Austin, superintendent of California's Palo Alto Unified School District, says in a video shared Sunday, urging...

Sheriff Pulls Gun on Youth Group That Left &#39;Thankful Turkey&#39;
Girls Left a Thank-You Note,
Sheriff Pulled a Gun
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Girls Left a Thank-You Note, Sheriff Pulled a Gun

Idaho sheriff Craig Rowland drew weapon on group that left 'thankful turkey' at his home

(Newser) - A couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, girls in a Mormon youth group in eastern Idaho spent an evening taping thank-you notes shaped like turkeys on the doors of congregation members, knocking on their doors or ringing their doorbells, and then running away before the residents could see who had left...

Swastikas Found at America's Only Anne Frank Memorial

Tunnels in park near Idaho memorial defaced

(Newser) - Update: A park near the United States' only Anne Frank memorial was defaced, less than a year after the memorial itself was vandalized. Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered in tunnels near the Boise memorial Dec. 4, the last Saturday of Hanukkah, and was quickly removed, NBC News reports. Swastikas and other...

Suspect in Boise Mall Shooting Is Dead

Police ID him as Jacob Bergquist

(Newser) - The suspect in a Boise mall shooting that killed two people and injured four others has died, the Boise Police Department said Tuesday. The Ada County Coroner identified the suspected shooter as Jacob Bergquist, a 27-year-old Boise man, the AP reports. Coroner Dotti Owens said Bergquist's cause of death...

6 Injured in Idaho Mall Shooting
2 Dead in Idaho
Mall Shooting

2 Dead in Idaho Mall Shooting

Boise police say a suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Update: Two people are dead and four others, one of them a police officer, injured after a shooting Monday at a Boise mall. The suspect is in custody, but police say they cannot yet speak about a motive, the AP reports. Our original story from Monday follows:

Critics Rip USDA's 'Inhumane' Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho

Students tracking the pups, conservation groups blast culling, while agency defends it

(Newser) - For students at Idaho's Timberline High School, a wolf pack roaming nearby in Boise National Forest offered the opportunity to study the animals, and so they've tracked the group since 2003. This spring, though, a shocking find was made: eight pups in the pack were killed by none...

Weird Political Maneuvering Is Happening in Idaho
Weird Political
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Weird Political Maneuvering Is Happening in Idaho

When the cat's away...

(Newser) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little left the state on Tuesday, and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin took full advantage of that fact. With Little in Texas meeting with other Republican governors about border issues, McGeachin—who serves as acting governor in Little's absence and is running for governor herself—issued an...

Hunter Takes Shortcut, Finds Body of Hunter Who Vanished in 1968
Hunter Takes Shortcut,
Finds Body of Hunter
Who Vanished in 1968
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Hunter Takes Shortcut, Finds Body of Hunter Who Vanished in 1968

Raymond Jones had been hunting mountain goats in eastern Idaho

(Newser) - After Raymond Jones disappeared while bowhunting for mountain goats in eastern Idaho 53 years ago, more than 70 people joined the search and his brothers hired a helicopter, but no trace of the 39-year-old was found—until last week. Authorities say another man bowhunting for mountain goats in Lemhi County...

Slammed Idaho Hospitals Now Allowed to Ration Care

Idaho Department of Health's designation includes 10 hospitals, healthcare systems

(Newser) - Idaho public health leaders have activated "crisis standards of care" allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare quietly enacted the move Monday and publicly announced it in a...

Hiker in Yellowstone Has a Bison 'Encounter'

30-year-old woman flown to Idaho hospital after being injured by bison

(Newser) - A 30-year-old Michigan woman on a weekend hike in Yellowstone National Park ended up in the hospital after an unexpected "encounter." Park spokeswoman Linda Veress says in an email to Jackson Hole News that the Ann Arbor resident was hiking on Sunday afternoon with a partner along the...

Ammon Bundy Wants to Be Idaho Governor

Rancher has been involved in armed standoffs against the feds multiple times

(Newser) - Ammon Bundy, the anti-government rancher who has been involved in multiple armed standoffs against the feds, wants to get into ... government. Bundy, 45, who led a 2016 occupation at a federal refuge in Idaho and was also involved in a 2014 standoff at a ranch belonging to his father Cliven...

This Is the Best State to Live In
This Is the Best
State to Live In

This Is the Best State to Live In

New Jersey tops the list in WalletHub's ranking

(Newser) - Figuring out where to settle down can be a tough task, especially considering all of the various factors that could influence one's choice. WalletHub examines the gamut, looking at more than four dozen metrics in all 50 states in five main categories: affordability; the economy (including unemployment rates, job...

Dog Escapes Crash, Tries His Dream Job

Tilly is found more than a mile away on a farm, herding sheep

(Newser) - Where do you find a missing collie? On a farm, herding sheep, of course. KHQ reports on the amazing story of Tilly, a 2-year-old dog who was ejected from the family car after an accident on Saturday in Rathdrum, Idaho. Tilly was uninjured but apparently a little freaked out from...

Girl, 13, Dies After Eating Dessert She Thought Was Safe

Reese Langer had severe food allergies

(Newser) - Reese Langer had severe food allergies and asthma, and the 13-year-old was savvy about what foods she needed to steer clear of to avoid even a hidden ingredient that would be dangerous for her, her family says. But on May 16, during a cheer banquet in her home state of...

Lori Vallow Found Unfit to Stand Trial

Meanwhile, charges are submitted against her in the death of her former husband

(Newser) - Lori Vallow, charged this week with killing her two children , has been found incompetent to stand trial on previous charges related to the deaths. She and husband Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence after the remains of 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and...

Daybell, Vallow Charged With Killing 2 Kids

Daybell has also been charged with murder of former wife

(Newser) - Lori Vallow and husband Chad Daybell have been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of Vallow's two children, whose bodies were found on Daybell's Idaho property almost a year ago. Vallow and Daybell were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and grand...

5 Oregon Counties Vote to Consider Joining Idaho

'This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon'

(Newser) - Voters in five Oregon counties delivered big wins for the Greater Idaho movement Tuesday. All five counties—Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker, and Lake—approved measures to at least consider joining Idaho, the more conservative state to the east of them, the Hill reports. All five of the mostly rural counties...

Idaho Middle School Shooting Suspect Is 6th-Grade Girl

3 victims are all expected to recover

(Newser) - The suspect in a Thursday morning school shooting that left three people injured has been identified as a sixth-grade girl who attends the school. Police have not revealed many further details about her, but the Post-Register reports she lives in Idaho Falls. The suspect was initially reported to be male...

Shooting at Middle School in Idaho Injures 3

Suspected shooter, a student, is in custody

(Newser) - A shooting at an eastern Idaho middle school Thursday injured two students and a custodian, and a male student has been taken into custody, authorities said. The victims' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson, per the AP . Police were called to the school...

90% of Idaho's Wolves Could Be Killed Under Fast-Tracked Bill

There would be no limit on the number of wolves a person could kill

(Newser) - A fast-tracked bill allowing for the killing of up to 90% of Idaho's wolves cleared the state Senate 26-7 Wednesday and could come up for a House vote on Friday, the AP reports. Supporters say the bill—which would remove limits on the number of wolves a hunter can...

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