The fate of the Yellowstone grizzly, a bad week of motorcyclists, photos of a Boise bandit and the FCC wants to slap a suspected robocaller with a record-setting fine. U.S. Department of Interior Ryan Zinke announced...
19 hours ago
"The cruelty of this bill is shocking." The American Health Care Act will affect millions of Americans, but until Thursday June 22, the U.S. Senate GOP's proposal was shrouded in secrecy. Now public, the plan calls for...
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Our first look at the Senate GOP plan to upend Obamacare, a fatal motorcycle crash on State Street, E. coli forces the closures of popular Boise swimming areas and Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers ask, "Really?!" The public will...
Yesterday
Idaho is about to fall further behind its neighbors on its minimum wage, the Idaho Business Review reports today, as four of Idaho’s six neighboring states raise their minimum wage in each of the next three years. Idaho’s minimum wage remains at $7.25 an...
6/21/2017
Kari Overall, a history teacher at South Junior High in Boise, has been elected the next president of the Idaho Education Association; she succeeds Penni Cyr, who is retiring after six years in the post. Overall’s three-year term will begin Aug. 1. “The...
6/21/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say...
6/21/2017
A significant loss for Dems in Georgia, Bowe Bergdahl returns to court, Amazon's newest venture and introducing the Lucky Charms milkshake. The Washington Post writes this morning that Democrats are "despondent" and...
6/21/2017
In spite of President Trump's efforts and mixed messages from the Idaho Statehouse, the City of Boise continues to embrace its refugee population. For some, World Refugee Day is like the Fourth of July; others compare it to...
6/21/2017
AHCA contains another potential landmine that could have an even greater effect on Idahoans Much of the recent debate on healthcare reform has zeroed in on the $834 billion slated to be cut from Medicaid if the House-approved...
6/21/2017
"We promised ourselves from that moment we would spend the rest of our lives giving back to the community." The Weekend BBQ Store on Sixth Street, directly across from Boise City Hall, is tucked into a tiny space of the...
6/21/2017
The sequoia removal is a prelude to a far larger aspect of the master plan The debate among stakeholders and neighbors has been heated since the Boise City Council gave St. Luke's the OK in 2015 to begin expanding its...
6/21/2017
“We appreciate Ada County and Garden City working with the city to ensure this year’s event quickly found a new home." UPDATE: June 20, 2017 Boise officials have decided to move the city's 4th of July celebration to Expo...
6/21/2017
“Why would [people] not opt for clean energy that also offers an economic boost? Converting to solar is the intelligent thing to do." Barbara Cochrane proudly pointed to the nearly two dozen 50-pound solar panels on the...
6/21/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is starting its first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments, state officials say. Idaho Department of Lands...
6/20/2017
When the governor is out of state, the lieutenant governor fills in as acting governor. And when both the governor and lieutenant governor are out of state, that duty falls to the president pro-tem of the state Senate. And if the pro-tem also is out of...
6/19/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type. Joey, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home’s gun safe, made his...
6/19/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former director of President Donald Trump's election campaign in Idaho says he is seriously considering running for the state's open U.S. House seat in 2018. Layne Bangerter told The...
6/19/2017
Stephen Kenyon, who has been the clerk of the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals since 2005, started today as the new Clerk of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for Idaho. Kenyon replaces Libby Smith, who left the post in April to become...
6/19/2017
A possible terror attack outside a London mosque, unemployment and labor participation continue to decline in Idaho, and Game of Thrones in your daily headline roundup. The Idaho Department of Labor has announced that May...
6/19/2017
The victim said he was driving through the area when three men flagged him down. Boise police are investigating an alleged attack as a possible hate crime. BPD was summoned in the early morning hours of June 14 to West...
6/16/2017
Trump's reversal on "dreamers," Amazon is buying Whole Foods and the Hawks are rained out. In a major reversal from his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump now says he won't deport so-called "Dreamers," undocumented...
6/16/2017
Justice Daniel Eismann won’t be participating in today’s arguments in the grocery tax case, as he’s out sick. Eismann will watch the arguments via livestream and still will take part in the decision, but he won’t be asking questions today. That promises...
6/15/2017
Lawmakers and others are gathering at the Idaho Supreme Court for today’s arguments in the grocery tax case. The arguments start at 11:10 a.m.; I’ll have a full report after the arguments conclude. Here’s my story on what’s at stake and the...
6/15/2017
Russ Fulcher drops out of one race and enters another, Phil Mickelson drops out of the U.S. Open and the Boise Hawks open a 30th season. An annual charity baseball between the GOP and Democrats will go on as planned this...
6/15/2017
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s bipartisan legislation to step up sanctions against Russia has passed the Senate on an overwhelming 97-2 vote. “This legislation signals to the world the United States’ unflagging commitment to the sanctity of territorial...
6/15/2017