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County requesting rezone of Agriplex property in Nampa | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
CALDWELL — Canyon County is considering a rezone for the former Agriplex property, preparing for an eventual sale.
HISTORY AWAITS: Chandler Hutchison ready to become a first round NBA Draft pick Thursday - the first ever at Boise State | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
NEW YORK CITY — It was this time last year, on the day of the NBA Draft, when Chandler Hutchison sent out a short, simple message on his Twitter account: 365 days.
Bedke: No special session, parties now agree in water fight | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
Idaho won’t need to call a special session of its state Legislature over Treasure Valley water rights this summer after all.
Excavation continues in search of missing Nampa woman's body | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
NAMPA — Day one of an excavation searching for a woman missing 54 years turned up no results, Nampa Police Lt. Eric Skoglund said.
2 men injured in State Highway 21 crash | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
Two men were injured in a serious crash on State Highway 21 Wednesday morning, according to the Idaho State Police.
Construction concerns preceded deadly I-84 crash | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
BOISE — In the days leading up to a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 that killed four people Saturday — including three members of the U.S. Air Force — drivers on that same stretch of road had concerns about traffic…
Juvenile injured in head-on crash in New Plymouth | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
NEW PLYMOUTH — A juvenile was injured in a head-on crash on Sand Hollow Road in New Plymouth Tuesday night, according to the Idaho State Police.
ITD to begin night bridge maintenance project | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled night maintenance on several bridges throughout the Treasure Valley this summer.
Boise City Council: Separating undocumented children from their parents 'un-American' | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and the rest of City Council began their Tuesday regular meeting by issuing a resolution condemning the federal government’s policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the southern border.
Immigration Think Tank Says Boise CC Resolution is Hypocritical | KBOI
KBOI | June 21, 2018
  Washington DC (670 KBOI News) – While the Boise City Council is expressing their disapproval of the practice of separating children of illegal aliens from their parents at the border, a national immigration think tank asks where’s the outrage over parents subjecting their kids to...
Angela Hemingway | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 21, 2018
The Idaho STEM Action Center Director talks grants, reaching kids and the importance of role models. Angela Hemingway, director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, could hardly suppress a laugh when she recounted the story of getting her job offer directly from Gover...
Dear John, Rest in Peace | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 21, 2018
Right to Try legislation became law in Idaho in 2016. I first met John Knudsen and Dr. James Quinn, both of Boise, in 2016. For the better part of two decades, Knudsen had been a backcountry bush pilot and Alaska State Police Trooper. Meanwhile, Quinn had a disti...
June 13, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 21, 2018
Trump declares that North Korea is no longer a threat, Alec Baldwin insists that he could win a presidential race, the Boise Fire Department lifts its "dangerous river" condition and here's a first look at the new live-action Dumbo. The New York Times describes t...
Pride and Politics | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 21, 2018
"It's been a really positive change to have it in the heart of downtown Boise, across from the Capitol where decisions have been made. That's a metaphor and a significance we can reflect upon." For Chelsea Gaona-Lincoln, running for public office wasn't a question...
Boise Police Arrest Stalking Suspect | KBOI
KBOI | June 21, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise Police get their man. After a year-long investigation, Boise Police finally make an arrest in a series of stalkings, which happened at the Boise Towne Square Mall. Ryan Hermann of Boise is charged with two counts of Stalking in the First Degree…which is a f...
Boise Parks and Rec Giving Free Life Jackets to Needy Kids | KBOI
KBOI | June 21, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise Parks and Recreation want to make sure that all kids can swim safely this summer, regardless of whether their parents can afford to buy them life jackets or not. Director Doug Holloway says they’re teaming up with St. Luke’s and Boise River Sports to ...
Idaho Press | June 21, 2018
BOISE — Climb Out of the Darkness, an international event that raises awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders, will hold a regional climb Saturday in Boise.
The Dockless Debate | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
Boise may want to look at other communities who already have multiple 'dockless' bike-share programs on their streets. The idea of "dockless bike-sharing" first came on most Boiseans' radars in May when a representative for California-based LimeBike stood before ...
Sun Valley Begins Crackdown on Cellphone Use While Driving | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
The cities of Hailey and Ketchum each passed cellphone bans; Blaine County followed suit. It's not uncommon for Treasure Valley residents to head to Sun Valley during the summer. Visit Sun Valley, the region's marketing engine, says nearly a quarter of a million ...
Growing Pains: Congestion, Social Media Maelstroms and World Cafes | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
This week, the City of Boise begins hosting a series of 'World Cafe' workshops on growth. Mention the word "growth" in Boise lately and you'd best prepare yourself for a wide variety of reactions—some miffed, some meh and a growing number mercurial. One person'...
Signs of a Critical Time | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
List posted by Boise church tracks U.S. school shootings Erected next to St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral on Eighth Street in downtown Boise is a youth message board that contains three sheets of printer paper. Its simple layout belies a potent message. On one sh...
Shobha Rao | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
"I could not have possibly anticipated how perfect the moment has been for this book, and how necessary it feels." Girls Burn Brighter, the debut novel from Shobha Rao, quickly leapt to a number of this summer's must-read lists. Vogue calls the book, "incandescent...
Mayor Bieter and City Council Call on Congressional Delegation to end family separations at the border | KBOI
KBOI | June 20, 2018
  Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and members of the Boise City Council called upon Idaho’s congressional delegation to end the Trump administration policy separating immigrant children from their parents at the nation’s southern border.   Dear Idaho Congressional Members: On behalf of the Cit...
June 12, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
Trump claims victory at Singapore summit, Boise Police collar a bank robbery suspect, Valley Regional Transit wants your input to some big proposals to the bus system and the critics toss in their two cents on Incredibles 2. President Trump emerged from his meeti...
June 20, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
The Boise City Council weighs in on the Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy, GE gets booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Walt Disney makes a move to acquire Fox and Christopher Plummer thinks he should be the next Roseanne. The New York Times repo...
Behind the Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics and White Supremacy | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
The history of the statute that can make it a felony to illegally enter the country involves some dark corners of U.S. history. Amid a bipartisan backlash, President Trump has tried repeatedly to shift blame to Democrats for his own administration’s “zero-tole...
The Longest Day: It’s Not Just Summer Solstice | KBOI
KBOI | June 20, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Thursday is Summer Solstice…the longest day of the year. But it’s also the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Idaho’s “The Longest Day” celebration and fundraiser. Lindsay Meloy with the Alzheimer’s Association says it’s ...
Micron plans improvements to Boise campus | KBOI
KBOI | June 20, 2018
  Micron is spending $32 million to move research engineers and other employees who currently work in temporary trailers into a new office building on its Boise campus. The Idaho Statesman reports, the new three-story office building on the campus’s south end will house a total of 1,200 w...
Boise Man Charged With Stalking Following Year-Long Investigation | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 20, 2018
Investigators are asking if anyone has any information about the suspect or the crimes, they should call Crime Stoppers at 208-33-COPS. A Boise man faces two felony counts of stalking following what Boise Police said was a lengthy investigation. It was June of 20...
Crash damages entrance to Nampa Key Bank | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 19, 2018
A driver suffered minor injuries when he crashed his vehicle into a pillar at a bank in Nampa.
4 confirmed dead following fiery I-84 crash | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 19, 2018
Four people have been confirmed dead following a fiery seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 underneath the Cloverdale overpass, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office.
Campaign spending in the primary race for governor | KBOI
KBOI | June 19, 2018
  The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping. All told, The Idaho Press reports, the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor of Idaho have spent more than $11 million between them — and the Novem...
Man arrested after running red light and jumping in canal to escape police | KBOI
KBOI | June 19, 2018
  Boise Police arrested a man after they say he ran a red light causing a traffic crash and jumping into a canal to flee police Saturday morning. Police were dispatched to a traffic crash involving two vehicles at Emerald St. and Milwaukee St. Police say the driver identified as Robbee Williams...
June 19, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 19, 2018
The Trump administration can't speak to the care or whereabouts of children taken from parents at the U.S./Mexico border, police step up enforcement at Boise's most dangerous intersections, Pabst and MillerCoors get set to take their beer battle to court and an all-you-can-eat restaurant runs...
DHS Chief is Confronted With ProPublica Tape of Wailing Children Separated from Parents | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 19, 2018
A reporter turned on the audio recording as Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies at a White House briefing. Minutes after ProPublica posted a recording of crying children begging for their parents, Kirstjen Nielsen stepped up...
Boise Police increase patrols | KBOI
KBOI | June 19, 2018
  Boise Police plans to step up patrols at numerous intersections throughout the city that regularly see a lot of crashes. Officers say they will be focusing on traffic violations including speeding through intersections, failure to obey traffic control devices, texting and driving, following t...
UPDATE: Nampa Police Investigating Fatality After Fist Fight at Idaho Center | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 19, 2018
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS. Nampa Police are investigating the death of a Boise man following a June 9 fight at the Ford Idaho Center. KTVB reports that the victim has been identified as  2...
Ada County Commissioners Ban Fireworks in Some Areas | KBOI
KBOI | June 19, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Many Idahoans look forward to Independence Day fireworks…not just going to the show at Ann Morrison Park, but setting them off in the own driveways. The problem is, some folks like to set them off out in the countryside, which is really, really dry right now. Tha...
June 11, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 19, 2018
The highly-anticipated Singapore summit begins, a Garden City man is charged with kidnapping and rape, Charlie Rose will reappear at the Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley, Rafael Nadal is the king of clay and a stunning performance from Parkland students on Broadway's biggest night. ...
ACSO is Asking for Your Help Finding Man Suspected of Lewd Conduct With Child | KBOI
KBOI | June 19, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Ada County Sheriffs Office is hoping the public can help locate a man accused of lewd conduct with a minor. An arrest warrant was issued June 7 for Kennen Knapp, who’s bond is set at $250,000. Knapp is about 6 feet tall, has brown hair and brown eyes and weig...
Be Prepared: Boise Police Announce Traffic Plans for Road to X Games, Pridefest | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 19, 2018
Here's the scoop on road closures, and pick-up shuttles for what should be one of the busiest weekends this summer in downtown Boise. Boise Police are preparing for what should be one of the busiest weekends in the city's downtown core, beginning this Friday, June...
Idaho Press | June 19, 2018
The post-primary numbers are in for campaign spending in the primary race for governor this year, and they’re pretty eye-popping.
Cloverdale Overpass closed due to damage from fiery I-84 crash | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 18, 2018
The Cloverdale Overpass is closed Monday for damage sustained in a fiery seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 underneath the Cloverdale Overpass, according to the Idaho Transporation Department.
12th Avenue resurfacing in Nampa to start Monday | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 18, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department is resurfacing a five-mile section of 12th Avenue in Nampa beginning the week of June 18, according to an ITD press release.
How 8 Idaho counties might save $2M on radio service for first responders | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 18, 2018
Eight Idaho counties including Ada and Canyon — as well as the Idaho Military Division — have the potential to save an estimated collective $2 million by changing how they negotiate contracts with the company that provides radio service for…
Nampa Mayor's Office hosts open house June 20 at City Hall | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | June 18, 2018
NAMPA — Nampa mayor Debbie Kling will host an open house in the Mayor's Office at Nampa City Hall from 4:30-6 p.m. June 20.
Four Dead in I-84 Crash Saturday Night | KBOI
KBOI | June 18, 2018
  Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Ada County Coroner’s office confirms that four people died in the fiery crash Saturday night around 11:30. The coroner says the identification of those who died could take several days due to the condition of their bodies. KBOI 2-TV reports Mountain Ho...
How Racial Profiling Goes Unchecked in Immigration Enforcement | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 18, 2018
A Pennsylvania judge heard uncontested evidence that ICE agents violated constitutional rights during an arrest last year, but that wasn’t enough to stop deportation proceedings. When immigration officers raided a rural Pennsylvania poultry transport company ear...
Cloverdale Overpass Closed for Repairs | KBOI
KBOI | June 18, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – If your daily commute includes the Cloverdale Overpass at I-84, you’re going to have to take a different route for a while. Jake Melder with ITD says the multi-vehicle crash and fire Saturday night weakened one section of the span, so they had to close it. “...
Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | June 18, 2018
ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, “We have an orchestra here.” Este artículo pronto estará disponible en español.The desperate sobbing of 10 Cen...