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PHOTO: More than 22,000 people in the Treasure Valley are going to be trained to prevent child sexual abuse. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Two hours in training to protect Idaho children from child sexual abuse. More than 22-thousand in the Boise area will undergo the training in the coming months. Comments from Michael Graves, national director of partnering in prevention at the Redwoods Group Foundation. The organizati...Read More

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PHOTO: A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision against listing wolverines as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act is being challenged in court. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

SANDPOINT, Idaho - First they said they would. Then they said they wouldn't. Now the courts may make the call on whether the wolverine should be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed the listing last year, but reversed course in August. ...Read More

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PHOTO: Another round of public hearings is scheduled this week about Idaho's proposal to demand that the federal government turn land over to Idaho. Photo of Boise National Forest courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Idaho's demand that the federal government turn over public lands to the state is up for debate in a series of hearings Thursday and Friday in Idaho Falls, Soda Springs, Twin Falls, and Hailey. Courtney Washburn, community conservation director with the Idaho Conservation League...Read More

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PHOTO: Idaho's Snake River sockeye salmon is one of the species found in Idaho listed in a new report of plants and animals experiencing dramatic population declines. Photo courtesy of NOAA/IDFG

BOISE, Idaho - It's a case of the common becoming uncommon in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition. The report lists 10 species that have been documented as declining, and at a rate that could mean the next generation may not get to see them in the great outdoors. Leda Huta, the group...Read More

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PHOTO: Native American tribal members and volunteers have been walking from Portland, Ore., to Idaho to show support for wolves as part of their cultural heritage and a healthy ecosystem. Photo provided by Mato Woksape

BOISE, Idaho - They call themselves 'wolf walkers.' Native Americans and volunteers left Portland, Oregon, on foot earlier this month, headed for Idaho to show support for wolves. Mato Woksape, a Lakota, organized the walk. He says they are praying for wolves and restoration of healthy ecosystems al...Read More

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PHOTO: The Northwest's "dinosaur fish" will be celebrated Saturday at the 18th annual Sturgeon Festival in Vancouver, Wash. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Salmon get the lion's share of attention in the Pacific Northwest, but a festival this weekend in Vancouver calls attention to another fish species. The sturgeon may not be considered beautiful or iconic, but like salmon, it also requires careful management by state and tribal fi...Read More

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PHOTO: Parenthood comes with a disadvantage for low-income families in Idaho when it comes to health insurance because the state has rejected federal Medicaid funding. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

BOISE, Idaho - Parenthood comes with a disadvantage for many low-income families in Idaho when it comes to health insurance. A new report from the Urban Institute shows when states accepted federal Medicaid funding, the insured rate for parents jumped by 33 percent and Medicaid gets part of the cre...Read More

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PHOTO: Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishing contributes $20 million a year in recreation spending in southeastern Idaho. A new report shows how the Land and Water Conservation Fund helps preserve the fishery, and calls for full LWCF funding. Photo credit: National Park Service

ASHTON, Idaho - A new report that details the benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in Idaho also is calling for the fund to be completely filled. The LWCF turned 50 this week. Rob Van Kirk, senior scientist at the Henry's Fork Foundation, said the funds have been key for preserving wate...Read More

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