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Gail Chumbley | Boise Weekly Gail Chumbley
A local author talks research, her movie script and discovering an untold love story. An avid history junkie from a young age, Gail Chumbley never meant to be a writer. She spent the first half of her life clocking in 33 years as an American History teacher before retiring from Eagle High School in 2013. Along the way, she married Chad Chumbley, who, she said, told stories about his father the pilot and his mother the showgirl, which were almost too fantastical to be true. Favorite accounts included how Montgomery "Chum" Chumbley and Helen Thompson met in Ri
Boise Weekly | February 21, 2018
Boise State at Colorado State Tonight on 670 KBOI | KBOI Boise State at Colorado State Tonight on 670 KBOI
  With only three Mountain West regular season games remaining, the Broncos will look to secure its sixth road win of the season when they visit Colorado State tonight, at 7 p.m. MT in Fort Collins. Three weeks have passed since Colorado State men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy was placed on administrative leave. And nobody […]
KBOI | February 21, 2018
Feb. 21, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly Feb. 21, 2018: What to Know
Mourning the passing of "America's pastor," an ethics complaint has been filed against Sen. Dan Foreman, the NCAA comes down hard on the University of Louisville, a big morning for Team USA at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and the next flight to Wakanda will be boarding shortly. The Reverend Billy Graham, considered to be the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and often called "America's pastor," died early this morning. He was 99. USA Today reports that Graham comforted, joked and prayed with a dozen U.S. presidents, learning "to walk a tightrope
Boise Weekly | February 21, 2018
Paulette Jordan's Historic Ride | Boise Weekly Paulette Jordan's Historic Ride
"The key to this election will be those Idaho voters who have been forgotten. They'll be the ones who will decide who our next governor is." Paulette Jordan hesitates when asked if her bid to be Idaho's next governor is written in the stars, but even a casual observer can see her candidacy will be written in history books. For one, she could be the first female governor of Idaho and the first Democrat in a generation. Then, there's the heady prospect of Jordan, a citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, being the first Native American governor in the United State
Boise Weekly | February 21, 2018
Caskets on Statehouse Steps Underline Idaho Faith-Healing Debate | Boise Weekly Caskets on Statehouse Steps Underline Idaho Faith-Healing Debate
But inside the Idaho Statehouse, there has been no movement on a proposed piece of legislation that would reverse faith-healing exemptions. It's not as though both sides of the issue didn't know it was coming. Still, the sight of around 100 protesters carrying tiny wooden coffins up Capitol Boulevard on Feb. 19 was unsettling. When the emblematic procession reached the steps of the Statehouse, a U-Haul truck pulled up behind them and dozens more coffins were unloaded. In total, 183 coffins were stacked on the steps, each representing an Idaho infant, child o
Boise Weekly | February 21, 2018
Climate Scientist: Proposed Science Standards are “Propagandizing Children” | KBOI Climate Scientist: Proposed Science Standards are “Propagandizing Children”
Boise (670 KBOI News) – How should the state of Idaho teach the science of climate change to kids…that’s the issue that the Senate Education Committee could vote on Thursday. Cascade Policy Institute contributor Dr. Gordon Fulks is an astrophysicist…he’s seen the proposed standards, and doesn’t think much of them. “This business of trying to teach […]
KBOI | February 21, 2018
No Cellphones, iPads While Driving, or Pay a Fine | KBOI No Cellphones, iPads While Driving, or Pay a Fine
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Do you like to yakk on the phone as you’re driving? Maybe check your texts or email? It could cost you if a bill headed to the Senate floor becomes law. Senate Bill 1283 would make it illegal to hold a phone to your ear, or look at the screen while […]
KBOI | February 21, 2018
Ontario Police seek bank robber | Idaho Press Ontario Police seek bank robber
ONTARIO, Ore. — Ontario Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank Tuesday afternoon.
Idaho Press | February 21, 2018
Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows | Idaho Press Meridian Police search for men who stole 9 guns, 3 bows
A victim was held at gunpoint while two suspects broke into a home gun safe, according to Meridian Police. The two men fled with nine stolen guns and three bows, police said.
Idaho Press | February 21, 2018
Nampa Housing Authority gets $241K from Housing and Urban Development | Idaho Press Nampa Housing Authority gets $241K from Housing and Urban Development
The Nampa Housing Authority has received close to $241,000 in a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of a program made to support public and tribal housing organizations across the country.
Idaho Press | February 21, 2018
Luke Bryan coming to Ford Idaho Center | Idaho Press Luke Bryan coming to Ford Idaho Center
Country star Luke Bryan, with special guests Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce, will perform at the Ford Idaho Center on Sept. 20.
Idaho Press | February 21, 2018
Feb. 20, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly Feb. 20, 2018: What to Know
Trump changes his tune about Mitt Romney, a major chicken shortage for KFC in the UK, German Olympic athletes fuel up with beer and Jordan Peele is putting the finishing touches on his next script. President Donald Trump issued two statements yesterday that surprised his far-right supporters. The New York Times reports that Trump has indicated he is "open" to updating federal background checks for prospective gun buyers, and CNBC reports he endorsed his formerly bitter rival Mitt Romney for a U.S. Senate run in Utah. Romney quickly expressed his gratitude
Boise Weekly | February 20, 2018
2 injured in Farmway Road crash near Caldwell | Idaho Press 2 injured in Farmway Road crash near Caldwell
Two people were injured Monday morning when a car struck a pickup on Farmway Road near the Logan Street intersection west of Caldwell, according to Idaho State Police.
Idaho Press | February 20, 2018
House panels advance bills on breastfeeding, medical amnesty | Idaho Press House panels advance bills on breastfeeding, medical amnesty
BOISE —A bill that would allow mothers in Idaho to breastfeed in public received a do-pass recommendation Monday.
Idaho Press | February 20, 2018
Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart | Idaho Press Albertsons now offers grocery delivery with Instacart
Albertsons Companies has an agreement with the delivery service Instacart to expand its grocery delivery options.
Idaho Press | February 20, 2018
Idahoans protest faith healing exemptions in Boise | Idaho Press Idahoans protest faith healing exemptions in Boise
BOISE — A march organized by Protect Idaho Kids rallied against Idaho’s faith-healing exemptions in Boise on Monday.
Idaho Press | February 20, 2018
Meet Mr. Peacock, the New Zoo Boise Director | Boise Weekly Meet Mr. Peacock, the New Zoo Boise Director
“[Peacock's] leadership style and background will take Zoo Boise to a whole new level. Gene is passionate about animals and has a strong vision for the future of Zoo Boise.” No joke. The new director of Zoo Boise is Gene Peacock. The City of Boise announced this morning that Peacock, a 30-year veteran of the zoo industry who most recently served as executive director of the Corpus Christi (Texas) Museum of Science and History, will take control of the zoo mid-March. Peacock fills the formidable boots of Steve Burns, who headed Zoo Boise for two decades
Boise Weekly | February 20, 2018
Bill Would Require Online Retailers to Charge Sales Tax | KBOI Bill Would Require Online Retailers to Charge Sales Tax
Boise (670 KBOI) – A bill which would require online retailers to collect Idaho sales tax is headed to the Idaho House floor for debate. It’s the sixth time Twin Falls Rep. Lance Clow has sponsored the bill…he told the House Revenue and Taxation Committee it’s a matter of fairness. “This has been an unfair advantage […]
KBOI | February 20, 2018
Otter: President Trump’s Healthcare Plan is in Step with Idaho’s | KBOI Otter: President Trump’s Healthcare Plan is in Step with Idaho’s
Idaho Governor Butch Otter is hailing a plan announced by the Trump Administration, which allows short-term, non-Obamacare compliant health insurance plans to be issued for up to a year, instead of just 3 months. Short-term health plans aren’t required to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Otter told 670 KBOI’s Nate Shelman the President’s plan […]
KBOI | February 20, 2018
Paulette Jordan tonight's featured candidate at Hispanic Cultural Center | Idaho Press Paulette Jordan tonight's featured candidate at Hispanic Cultural Center
NAMPA — Former North Idaho Rep. Paulette Jordan will attend a candidate forum Monday night at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa.
Idaho Press | February 19, 2018
The Idaho Connection to the Winter Games: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow | Boise Weekly The Idaho Connection to the Winter Games: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
“The U.S. Championships are a very high-level, high-profile event that showcases the best alpine athletes in the country." Idaho connections to the Winter Olympics are almost as old as the games themselves. The first American woman to ever win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics for alpine skiing was Gretchen Fraser in 1948, who called Sun Valley her home. Today, there are 39 Olympians living in the Wood River Valley, and this year, nine athletes with with Idaho ties are competing in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Coaches and trainers of  young alpine
Boise Weekly | February 19, 2018
Feb. 19, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly Feb. 19, 2018: What to Know
American students prepare for school walkouts in an effort to seize the gun debate, a controversial protest of Idaho's faith healing exemptions will take place on Capitol Boulevard today, the U.S. women's ice hockey team advances to the gold medal game at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Black Panther reigns at the box office, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has a big night at the BAFTA awards. Students across the nation are seizing control of the gun debate as school walkouts and a march on Washington are being planned in the wake of a Feb. 1
Boise Weekly | February 19, 2018
Boise Man Charged In Downtown Stabbing Incident | Boise Weekly Boise Man Charged In Downtown Stabbing Incident
43-year-old Raymond Ranson of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated battery. A Boise man is behind bars following a Monday morning stabbing incident. Boise police were summoned to the 500 block of 13th Street, where a victim reported being stabbed in the head. The victim was taken to the hospital with what investigators said were non-life-threatening injuries. Officers recovered a knife at the scene and detained a male suspect without incident. Raymond Ranson, 43, of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony
Boise Weekly | February 19, 2018
How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws | Boise Weekly How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws
Saying ‘nothing will change’ has empowered the NRA and ignores its declining punch. It's predictable after every new mass-shooting horror: The political right’s reflexive call for “thoughts and prayers,” which is then mocked by people who favor more gun restrictions for lacking any accompanying ideas for preventing future killings.But there’s an equally predictable refrain on the center-left and in the media, too: “Once again, nothing will be done.”Barely had the death toll of 17 been announced last week after the shooting at a high school in
Boise Weekly | February 19, 2018
Taxed for answers: What does the federal tax code overhaul mean for Canyon County? | Idaho Press Taxed for answers: What does the federal tax code overhaul mean for Canyon County?
Nearly two months after a major overhaul of the federal tax code passed, many Canyon County residents are still wondering how the more than 1,000-page law will affect them.
Idaho Press | February 18, 2018
Legislators briefed on weaknesses in Idaho child protection cases | Idaho Press Legislators briefed on weaknesses in Idaho child protection cases
In child protection cases, upon entering a court room, the future of a child is often in the hands of adults representing them.
Idaho Press | February 18, 2018
Meridian's growth evident in impact fees collected by highway district | Idaho Press Meridian's growth evident in impact fees collected by highway district
The Ada County Highway District collected more than $8.5 million in impact fees from new construction in Meridian in fiscal year 2017.
Idaho Press | February 18, 2018
The CFPB's Declaration of Dependence | Boise Weekly The CFPB's Declaration of Dependence
Born as a fiercely independent agency meant to protect citizens, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has quickly been subsumed into the Trump administration. Banks, student-loan agencies and payday lenders are the winners. In early February, the Federal Reserve delivered its most significant punishment of a major bank in a generation, sanctioning Wells Fargo for its pattern of customer exploitation.A few blocks away, meanwhile, another of the giant bank’s regulators, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has recently displayed a different attitude
Boise Weekly | February 18, 2018
The Trump Administration Goes to War - With Itself - Over the VA | Boise Weekly The Trump Administration Goes to War - With Itself - Over the VA
The infighting has left vets frustrated, Congress confused — and a key piece of legislation stalemated. David Shulkin, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, showed up to what he thought would be a routine Senate oversight hearing in January, only to discover it was an ambush.Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., was the sole holdout among members of the veterans affairs committee on a bill that would shape the future of the agency. The bipartisan bill had the support of 26 service groups representing millions of veterans. But Moran was pushing a rival p
Boise Weekly | February 17, 2018
Explosive device damages house under construction | Idaho Press Explosive device damages house under construction
An explosive device was detonated in the garage area of a home under construction on the 9400 block of Deer Flat Road south of Nampa, Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker said.
Idaho Press | February 17, 2018
Canyon County Sheriff speaking at anti-faith-healing rally Monday | Idaho Press Canyon County Sheriff speaking at anti-faith-healing rally Monday
Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue will join local Idaho leaders in a march against faith healing exemptions in Boise next week.
Idaho Press | February 17, 2018
Primary Health opens new Nampa clinic | Idaho Press Primary Health opens new Nampa clinic
NAMPA — Primary Health Medical Group will open a new Nampa clinic Monday at the corner of Happy Valley Road and Garrity Boulevard near WinCo Foods, according to a press release.
Idaho Press | February 17, 2018
Feb. 16, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly Feb. 16, 2018: What to Know
Mitt Romney launches a U.S. Senate campaign, a rough morning for Team USA, Boise makes another Top 10 list and McDonald's takes cheeseburgers away from its Happy Meal menu. At a Thursday night vigil in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman shot and killed 17 people Feb. 14, a woman said of her daughter, "I hope she didn't die for nothing." Nikolas Cruz, 19, appeared in a Florida courtroom Thursday where investigators said the young man had confessed to the shootings. In the New York Times this morning, columnist Dan Barry writes, "Deadly shootings in schools
Boise Weekly | February 16, 2018
Simpson Tops Idaho Members of Congress in NRA Donations | Boise Weekly Simpson Tops Idaho Members of Congress in NRA Donations
How much has the National Rifle Association donated to representatives and senators in Idaho? Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 people and injured dozens more at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14. It was only the latest event in a long series of school shootings in the United States. There have been repeated calls for some kind of legislation to more effectively regulate firearms, but they have ultimately been blocked by Congress. Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of Idaho members of Congress who have received donations fro
Boise Weekly | February 16, 2018
Committee Sends ‘Anti-Sharia’ Bill to House Floor | KBOI Committee Sends ‘Anti-Sharia’ Bill to House Floor
  It was standing room only in the packed committee room Thursday as the House State Affairs Committee took public testimony on a bill designed to prevent Idaho courts from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes. Supporters say the bill is needed to protect courts in America from encroachment from foreign […]
KBOI | February 16, 2018
Brighton to break ground on 55-and-up community | Idaho Press Brighton to break ground on 55-and-up community
MERIDIAN — The Brighton Corporation will break ground this month on a $70 million development in Meridian that’s designed for homeowners age 55 and older.
Idaho Press | February 16, 2018
A Smashing Pumpkins reunion: Group to perform in Nampa Sept. 7 | Idaho Press A Smashing Pumpkins reunion: Group to perform in Nampa Sept. 7
Grammy award-winning rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins announced the “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour Thursday, including a Sept. 7 concert at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.
Idaho Press | February 16, 2018
Boise teens arrested on suspicion of armed robberies | Idaho Press Boise teens arrested on suspicion of armed robberies
BOISE — An 18-year-old and a juvenile were arrested Monday on suspicion of threatening two victims with knives during robberies, according to the Boise Police Department.
Idaho Press | February 16, 2018
Feb. 15, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly Feb. 15, 2018: What to Know
President Trump says there were "so many signs" that the Florida gunman was "mentally disturbed," Mikaella Shiffrin grabs another gold, a third James Beard Foundation nomination for Kris Komori and the Berlin Film Festival says "no" to a black carpet. Wednesday's mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school was one of the deadliest in U.S. history and the 18th school shooting in 2018. More than 430 people have been shot in 273 school attacks since the 2013 incident at Sandy Hook Elementary. Three of the ten deadliest shootings in modern American histor
Boise Weekly | February 15, 2018
Boise Police Offer Active Shooter Training to Local Businesses | KBOI Boise Police Offer Active Shooter Training to Local Businesses
The Boise Police Department has been holding classes for businesses on what to do in the event of an active shooter. Ed Fritz with Boise PD says, they teach “Run, Hide, Fight” much the same as what kids are being thought in the school district. If you would like more information about a training session […]
KBOI | February 15, 2018
Mountain Lion Killed Near Bruneau Elementary School | KBOI Mountain Lion Killed Near Bruneau Elementary School
  A mountain lion spent a portion of the morning in a tree on Bruneau Elementary School grounds and was later shot and killed. The cat was spotted at about 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and the school immediately went into lock down. The Fish and Game Office in Nampa was immediately contacted. The cat remained in […]
KBOI | February 15, 2018
Nevada Hands Broncos First Home Loss | KBOI Nevada Hands Broncos First Home Loss
  In a back-and-forth contest that featured 14 lead changes, Boise State came up short down the stretch Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena and fell to No. 24 Nevada, 77-72. Chris Sengfelder had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Chandler Hutchison had 13 points and 10 rebounds, leading the way for the Broncos. The […]
KBOI | February 15, 2018
Valley Regional Transit puts out survey for new transit plan | Idaho Press Valley Regional Transit puts out survey for new transit plan
As Valley Regional Transit works to develop its new transit plan, ValleyConnect 2.0, officials are looking for local feedback through a public survey.
Idaho Press | February 15, 2018
Meridian Police arrest Mountain View High School teacher for alleged sexual battery of a minor | Idaho Press Meridian Police arrest Mountain View High School teacher for alleged sexual battery of a minor
MERIDIAN — Meridian Police have arrested a Mountain View High School teacher accused of having sex with a student, according to a press release from the department.
Idaho Press | February 15, 2018
Meet The Idaho Climate Justice League: Battling for Revised Science Standards | Boise Weekly Meet The Idaho Climate Justice League: Battling for Revised Science Standards
"There are students in other parts of the state where teachers are afraid to teach climate change because of political pushback." The high school students admonished for using the words "climate change" during a House Education Committee hearing on science standards said they felt "disrespected." Don't think for a moment, however, that they're deterred. "It's not about us. We're fortunate to go to school in Boise. This is about students from across Idaho," said 17-year-old Emily Herr, a senior at Timberline High School. "There are students in other parts of
Boise Weekly | February 14, 2018
Vanessa Isiguen and Chaz'men Williams-Ali | Boise Weekly Vanessa Isiguen and Chaz'men Williams-Ali
"The original is the tragic beautiful story as told by the greatest opera composer of all time: Puccini." Vanessa Isiguen was a teenager when she first heard some of Madama Butterfly, the classic, early 20th-century opera penned by Giacomo Puccini. Isiguen's high school choir was performing a selection from the opera's famed humming chorus. "It was gorgeous," said Isiguen. "I ran home and asked my mother to play the full opera on our record player. I thought, 'Wow, this is incredible.'" Chaz'men Williams-Ali was even younger. "It was fourth grade for me. It
Boise Weekly | February 14, 2018
'Abortion-Reversal' Bill Surfaces at Idaho Legislature | Boise Weekly 'Abortion-Reversal' Bill Surfaces at Idaho Legislature
Planned Parenthood said the measure is already opposed by the American Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The next abortion fight in Idaho is expected to hit the floor of the state senate in the coming days. The debate swirls around Senate Bill 1243, which would require health care providers to tell patients how they might access a so-called "abortion-reversing" medication—a procedure that some health care providers say has no basis in science. In addition, the bill would require the Idaho Department of Health
Boise Weekly | February 14, 2018
Meridian Police arrest Mountain View High School teacher for sexual battery of a minor | Idaho Press Meridian Police arrest Mountain View High School teacher for sexual battery of a minor
MERIDIAN — Meridian Police arrested a Mountain View High School teacher Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a student, according to a press release from the department.
Idaho Press | February 14, 2018
Family minimum wage exemption passes Idaho House | Idaho Press Family minimum wage exemption passes Idaho House
The Idaho House passed a bill Tuesday to exempt minors working for immediate family members from minimum wage laws in a 60-9 vote.
Idaho Press | February 14, 2018
Two anti-abortion bills introduced to Idaho House | Idaho Press Two anti-abortion bills introduced to Idaho House
Two bills brought by an anti-abortion organization executive were introduced by an Idaho House panel Tuesday on a party-line voice vote.
Idaho Press | February 14, 2018