BOISE, Idaho | Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK’d by officials

BOISE, Idaho  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. officials have approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced approval Wednesday for the two final segments of the Gateway West project proposed by the Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK’d by officials

SAN ANTONIO | Sergio Garcia feeling at home in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sergio Garcia had a long history with Texas even before he became a part-time resident. He made his PGA Tour debut as a pro in 1999 at the Byron Nelson Classic and caused an immediate sensation with the gallery outside Dallas when he made eight birdies in 15 … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | Sergio Garcia feeling at home in Texas Open

WASHINGTON | GOP’s regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

WASHINGTON  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to block Obama-era guidance a consumer protection agency issued five years ago to help ensure lenders don’t charge blacks and Hispanics higher interest rates on car loans. The vote was 51-47. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democratic lawmaker to side … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP’s regulatory fight goes to another level over car loans

WASHINGTON | Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

WASHINGTON  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach. British researchers said Wednesday that keeping at least some livers at body temperature instead may work better. The livers keep functioning until they’re transplanted thanks to a machine … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

MIAMI | School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

MIAMI  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg used the … Continue reading MIAMI | School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Combat Hazing

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today praised a bipartisan, unanimous vote in the Pennsylvania Senate in favor of Senator Jake Corman’s Pennsylvania Timothy J. Piazza Law to combat hazing. “I thank Senator Corman and bipartisan members of the Senate for advancing this important bill to combat hazing and help prevent another tragedy,” Governor … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Combat Hazing

Bump stock maker shutting down business

April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The manufacturer of bump stock devices like the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting last fall is shutting down its business. A message posted on the website of Texas-based Slide Fire says the company will stop taking orders at midnight on May 20. A bump stock fits over the stock … Continue reading Bump stock maker shutting down business

68-year-old Pocatello, Idaho Woman, Jeanne Hymas Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

BOISE, ID – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced a Bannock County woman was sentenced Monday, April 16, for one count of Insurance Fraud. Sixth District Judge Stephen Dunn sentenced 68-year-old Jeanne Hymas, of Pocatello, after she pleaded guilty in January. Judge Dunn granted a withheld judgment and ordered Hymas to pay $885 in restitution … Continue reading 68-year-old Pocatello, Idaho Woman, Jeanne Hymas Sentenced for Insurance Fraud