Trump visits the Western Wall, the Cosby sexual assault trial begins, Ringling Brothers folds up the big top for the last time, why Jimmy Fallon struggles to best his late-night rivals, say hello (again) to Twin Peaks and an all-ramen restaurant opens in...
17 hours ago
Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – With all the roiling national hubbub surrounding President Trump, there’s been speculation on the national scene that voters may turn away from the Republican Party, but...
20 hours ago
“We’re in an absurd situation. There is no way to stay in power for a government in which the president speaks openly about bribes, a key ally discusses killing people, and other allies get leaked information about the central bank." ...
Yesterday
Trump's turnabout on Islam, the planet's largest ice sheet is melting, a big hot dog recall, the Idaho unemployment rate falls and can you imagine a President Rock? White House staff released excerpts of a speech President...
Yesterday
Donald Trump's big Middle East adventure, floodwaters are forcing Eagle residents out of their homes, a body is discovered at a rural interstate rest stop, another firing at Fox, Anderson Cooper rips a guest and a fond farewell to Bobby Moynihan ...
5/20/2017
Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes a rundown of the developments of the week, and also explores immigration in Idaho, through the eyes of three naturalized citizens in the Magic Valley who walk about when they started to feel...
5/19/2017
Trump dreads his overseas trip, good news for Julian Assange, a frightening feris wheel accident and an Uber appointment goes terribly wrong. President Donald Trump was defiant during a press conference Thursday, lashing out...
5/19/2017
Read the bill You can read a summary of Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s immigration bill, H.R. 2431, online here; and the full text of the 184-page bill here. Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador...
5/18/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian. During Tuesday’s...
5/18/2017
What's the role of the courts? They don't have one. "There isn't any judicial review of impeachment decisions." The past week has seen extraordinary political turmoil in Washington, as President Donald Trump faces grave...
5/18/2017
The passing of Roger Ailes, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones apologizes to Chobani, floodwaters send some Eagle residents packing, a Hooligan Island appears in northern Idaho and meet Young Sheldon. Fox News founder Roger...
5/18/2017
It was only within the past 15 years that the hobbyist hackers were replaced by criminals seeking to weaponize viruses like ransomware. WannaCry, the latest extortionate malware to seize hard drives from Beijing to Boise,...
5/18/2017
K27 Fallen Officer Memorial Fundraising is continuing for a permanent memorial to Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore in McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene, designed “to create a place that will allow residents and visitors to remember and meditate...
5/17/2017
Black Lives Matter, a Boise man behind bars after leaving suddenly with his children for Nevada and new details about James Comey's final days at the F.B.I. Speaking this morning at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement...
5/17/2017
Kristin Muchow, who hadn't run for any office since she was in high school, led the pack with 5,294 votes, amounting to 39.6 percent of the vote. About 7,000 voters cast ballots Tuesday in the election for two positions on...
5/17/2017
Bonneville County voters have overwhelmingly approved creating a new community college, the College of Eastern Idaho. In final unofficial results, 71.4 percent of voters favored forming a community college district, which can charge local property taxes...
5/17/2017
On the Democratic Party, moving to Florida, her true north and conversations with God. Sally Boynton Brown runs barefoot, plays ice hockey, meditates daily and has a passion for hot yoga. She also tries to learn something new...
5/17/2017
Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Plans for a second Idaho state veterans cemetery in eastern Idaho won approval from the state Land Board on Tuesday, nearly a decade after plans for a North Idaho state veterans...
5/16/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's endorsing Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little in Idaho's 2018 governor race. Otter said Monday that while the gubernatorial race currently has a several...
5/16/2017
Normally a class act among local TV anchors, KTVB-7 showed Kim Fields standing in ankle-deep water wearing chest waders along the Wood River, earning her a coveted DOPE REPORTER award from the GUARDIAN. With three nominations in our morning mail, it is...
5/8/2017