"We see ourselves as an independent arbiter. We work with everybody. We have supplied all of them with information on the state budget." Any Idaho candidate with an eye on the governor's seat shouldn't underestimate the...
11 hours ago
"It's not about us in the administrative offices. It's about the teachers." Dr. Don Coberly and Coby Dennis are the two administrators at the helm of Boise School District No. 1, the second-largest district in Idaho next to...
11 hours ago
The Union Alley beautification is part of a venture to improve both the function and aesthetics of alleys in downtown Boise. The Union Block alley between Eighth Street and Capitol Boulevard is an odorous blight on the...
11 hours ago
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to...
Yesterday
Solarize the Valley, a shooting in a North End neighborhood, Charlottesville and another monument to a Confederate soldier is removed—this time by protesters. Today is the last day for Treasure Valley residents to sign up...
Yesterday
Gov. Butch Otter is back and presiding over the state Land Board meeting this morning. He’s gotten lots of welcome-backs and questions about how he’s doing. His response to one of the well-wishers: “Good – slow, but mobile.” Otter was working from home...
Yesterday
Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy...
Yesterday
Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced today that she’s hired Dan Goicoechea as her new deputy for governmental affairs; Goicoechea is currently chief deputy to Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, a position he also held for the two...
Yesterday
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is back in the office this week, after working from home for two and a half weeks while he recovered from two back surgeries and a subsequent infection. Otter’s scheduled to preside over the state Land Board and Board of Examiners...
8/14/2017
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch this afternoon issued a statement condemning the “hateful acts of racism” in Charlottesville over the weekend. Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson issued statements yesterday; 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador's office...
8/14/2017
There’s been lots of speculation about how many visitors Idaho will see for next week’s total solar eclipse, so AirBnB’s figures are of interest. The home-sharing marketplace reports that the eclipse will be the biggest date ever for AirBnB rentals in...
8/14/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Predator-killing cyanide traps such as one that sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog should be banned, environmental groups told the federal government Thursday. The Center for Biological...
8/14/2017
Bloody clashes and Charlottesville, Virginia, the reaction in Boise and a shooting in the North End neighborhood. Bloody clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on...
8/14/2017
The depths of summer used to be such a slow news time that a week off wouldn’t yield a ton of missed news – but not this year. Here’s a catchup on some of the news from the past week while I was off: NEO-NAZI VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIGILS IN...
8/14/2017
North Korea, Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump and a new relationship between Boise and a major Taiwanese city. After publicly chastising Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter over failed attempts to repeal...
8/11/2017
'Chicken Don' appears outside the White House, Boise officials visit an Air Force base in Utah to learn more about F-35s, Airbnb reports record reservations for Idaho and Bill Murray sees the same Broadway show twice. Which one? Groundhog Day, of...
8/10/2017
Investigators said it didn't appear the man had been in the water long, and there was no immediate evidence of foul play. UPDATE: August 9, 2017 The Ada County Coroner has identified the body of a man discovered in a Boise...
8/9/2017
"We have been at capacity most nights for several months now." It was already sweltering outside on a mid-summer morning when a dozen people began walking toward a small strip of shaded sidewalk under the Boise Connector. All...
8/9/2017
A Midsummer Night's Dream runs in repertory until Sunday, Sept. 3 Mistaken identities, a randy romp in the forest, donkey devotion and a whole lot of fairy dust: It must be A Midsummer Night's Dream, the fourth production to...
8/9/2017
A climate change affirmation, the solar eclipse's impact to the power grid, a string of Treasure Valley bank robberies and Spike Lee announces a rally to support Colin Kaepernick outside the NFL headquarters. With much of...
8/8/2017
Donald Trump wants to make the West coal country once again, unhealthy air conditions in the Treasure Valley and where are all of the new electric vehicles supposed to plug in? President Donald Trump says he's keeping his...
8/7/2017
GUARDIAN readers have long advocated assorted meal plans for Boise’s homeless population supplementing diets with fresh goose meat. In Washington, D.C. the idea has apparently taken hold with the National Park Service. Here is a piece sent to us by a...
8/5/2017
Among the candidacy and statement of campaign treasurer filings at the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is an oddity: Three fairly obscure candidates who have filed to run for governor, all as Republicans, all listing the same campaign treasurer, Britne...
8/4/2017
A grand jury is impaneled to probe the Trump/Russia connection, 10-digit dialing is mandatory beginning Saturday, an air quality alert for the Treasure Valley and check out a new travel alternative to flying. President...
8/4/2017
Summer's blast furnace continues to roar in the Pacific Northwest, the City of Boise wants your input on Quinn's Pond Park, a double serving of Rice on the Boise State basketball bench and some rather scathing reviews for The Dark Tower. ...
8/3/2017