9 hrs ago
Idaho Workforce Shrinks 6%
Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began.
18 hrs ago
Plenty of fun to lasso at North Idaho Fair & Rodeo - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. The North Idaho Fair & Rodeo opened Wednesday morning with a striking new entryway and plaza that pays tribute to a century and a half of Kootenai County history, from mining and logging through present-day tourism that drives the local economy.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Idaho, 'GoldenEye', ISIS, Creationist Theme Park
Focus on the Family says court ruling that fined an upstate New York wedding venue for turning away a same-sex couple constitutes a "home invasion."
Crapo's message to Labrador
Republican Senator Mike Crapo, and his political advisors, lost little time this past week in reading and reacting to First District Congressman Raul Labrador's hiring of Idaho Statesman ace political reporter Dan Popkey as his press secretary.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival holds its position as integral part of Boise summer culture
A staple destination for enormously tasty ice cream treats, high-end and dynamic acting, and literary enrichment, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival is an integral part of summer Boise culture.
Lessons Learned: Idaho Educators Spend Much of The Summer Preparing for Fall
Tara Coe began her education career in the Boise School District in 1994. She's the new principal of White Pine Elementary.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
Idahoans Spending Large Percentage Of Income On Everyday Essentials
Twin Falls, Idaho Idahoans are spending a vast majority of their yearly income on everyday items.
Finishing the debate
Gov. Butch Otter, the longtime "Happy Warrior" of Idaho politics, who prides himself on running "positive campaigns," has taken on a far different approach against his Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Barker: Snake River 'Idaho's Sewer System'?
Richard Manning has made a career out of telling Western readers how the corporations on which many of us depend have reshaped our diets and our landscape.
Chasing a Mega-Load in North Idaho
It was just past 2 a.m., Aug. 15, and members of environmental group Wild Idaho Rising Tide were crawling down North Idaho's Highway 200 in a rented Kia.
Idaho has produced its share of congressional mavericks - folks who because of their character and style, were colorful and quotable.
Idaho support groups - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 PST
Support for mothers of multiples of all ages. Meets the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Church, 3974 N. Chase Road, Post Falls.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 8/17/2014
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Mystique Performing Arts and Events Center 7/11-8/23/2014 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone .
Amtrak's Terrible On-Time Performance in North Idaho
Writing that its "broken," an article in the Kalispel, Mont.-based Flathead Beacon chronicles how the Empire Builder, once Amtrak's premier passenger service to the West is regularly late-very late-when it rolls across Idaho's Panhandle for its only stop in the state .
Video: Idaho School District May Need to Delay Beginning of School Year
Idaho students are counting down the final days before the beginning of another school year.
Contentious Giant: Remembering Ex-Rep. George Hansen
To older reporters, the death of former Rep. George V. Hansen, R-Idaho, at age 83 on Friday brought back vivid memories with mixed feelings.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Idaho Jobless Rate Up, Boise's July Rate Holds Steady
Mirroring the national trend, Idaho's jobless rate ticked up in July to 4.8 percent-the first monthly rate increase since August 2010.
Idaho Add the Words Advocates Return to Statehouse For Training
The Idaho Statehouse is a very pleasant place to visit in the summer months-it might have something to do with the fact that the Legislature is nowhere in sight.
Calif.'s Medicaid expansion brings renewed concerns about pay for doctors
Some advocates fear that state efforts to cut payments to doctors and other providers will make it hard for new enrollees to get care.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Former Idaho GOP congressman dies
In this Wednesday, April 25, 1979, file photo, Rep. George Hansen, R-Idaho, left, and other members of Congress gather around a truck loaded with 44,300 simulated gold bricks, in Washington to indicate their strong opposition to the estimated $4.1 billion dollars it will cost the U.S. taxpayers to give away the Panama Canal.