Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher announces kidney cancer diagnosis

BOISE (Idaho Capital Sun) — Rep. Russ Fulcher, who represents Idaho’s First Congressional District, announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he has renal cancer, which affects the kidneys. “No one likes to hear the ‘C’ word, especially when having a discussion with their physician, but as many of you have previously experienced … sometimes … Read more

Electrical malfunction at chlorine plant creates critical supply shortage in Oregon

Oregonians are asked to limit outdoor water use for things like watering lawns and filling swimming pools to extend the state’s chlorine supply. PORTLAND, Ore. — A major electrical failure at a chlorine manufacturer in Longview, Wash. has created a critical chlorine shortage in Oregon that could affect the state’s water supply, the Oregon Office … Read more

Oregon’s eviction moratorium is set to expire June 30

Under a proposed bill, Oregonians with pending applications for rental assistance could get a 60-day extension. PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s renters have been protected by a state-imposed moratorium during the pandemic. When it expires on June 30, landlords can evict those who can’t pay.   State lawmakers are considering whether to extend the state’s eviction … Read more

Three more arrests made in connection with Memorial Day death in Coeur d’Alene

Five suspects have now been arrested in connection to the death of 20-year-old Gabriel Casper in Coeur d’Alene. He was found lying unconscious in the road. COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Three more people have been arrested in an ongoing investigation into the death of a 20-year-old man on Memorial Day in Coeur d’Alene.  Coeur d’Alene … Read more

Catalytic converter thefts: Where are thieves selling the stolen goods?

Some recycling centers in western Washington are taking steps to stop thieves from trying to sell stolen catalytic converters. SEATTLE — Police in western Washington are warning that thefts of catalytic converters are skyrocketing, but where do those stolen goods end up? Thieves are after catalytic converters to recycle the precious metals that are inside, … Read more

Yellowstone National Park sets tourism record for May

Courtesy EastIdahoNews.com YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its busiest May as tourism continued to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The park had over 483,000 recreation visits last month, up 11% from May 2019, park officials said Friday. So far, Yellowstone is having its busiest year in recent memory. The park … Read more

Malheur County among 11 Oregon counties to stay at high COVID risk level

Any county in Oregon can move to the lower risk level once 65% of its residents have received at least one dose and the county has submitted an equity plan. PORTLAND, Ore. — Editor’s note: During a press conference on June 11, Gov. Kate Brown announced Clackamas County is likely to pass 65% of its residents … Read more

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