Local & Regional

Local (New) E. Idaho sheriff charged with 4 felony counts
A grand jury on Monday indicted Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen on three charges of using public money or a financial card for personal use, and another charge of misuse of public funds by a public officer.
Local Idaho man headed to jury trial after shooting wolf
Mize was hiking with his pets last month when they came upon the wolf. Mize said he feared the animal was about to attack, so he shot it with the gun he was carrying for protection.
Local Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club Seattle police apologize for arresting man with golf club
The Seattle Police Department has apologized to a 69-year-old man who was arrested and jailed last year after an officer claimed he swung a golf club at her. However, dashcam video of the incident failed to substantiate the arresting officer's claims.
Local Idaho Medicaid mental health manager focuses on improvements Idaho Medicaid mental health manager focuses on improvements
Executives from Optum, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, told the House Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday that they had a 95 percent satisfaction rating among members who receive services from Medicaid mental health providers.
Local Former Frank Church staffers ask for national monument
The letter dated Tuesday notes that the Idaho Democrat worked to preserve much of the state's wild areas during his 24 years in the Senate and that the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is named in his honor.