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Statewide police agencies on lookout for impaired driving during holiday season | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
BOISE — Nearly 50 law enforcement agencies in Idaho will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during this holiday season.
West Ada middle schoolers try out medical school for a day | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
Last week a handful of West Ada students got to experience medical school for a day.
All told, far more raised, spent on ballot measures than governor's race | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
BOISE — The final numbers are in, and campaign fundraising and spending on two ballot measures this fall far exceeded the amounts spent by both leading candidates for governor.
Pedestrian dead after being struck by vehicle on I-84 | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
MERIDIAN — A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 84 on Friday night, according to the Idaho State Police.
Caldwell woman dead after single-vehicle crash | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
NAMPA — A Caldwell woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Joe Lane and Robinson Road, near Nampa, at 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
Per 100,000, Idaho has more people in its correctional system than almost any other state | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
Idaho has a higher rate of people on probation or parole and incarcerated than almost every other state in the country, according to a new report.
1 man dead after Boise house fire | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
BOISE — One man died after a house fire early Saturday morning on the 600 block of East Jefferson Street in Boise, according to the Boise Fire Department.
Nampa Boys and Girls Club looking for new leader | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 16, 2018
The Boys and Girls Club of Nampa is now accepting applications for its next chief executive officer, according to a news release. Current CEO, Brad Beckwith, announced his resignation in November.
Three Bad Accidents, Three Fatalities This Weekend on Treasure Valley Roadways | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 16, 2018
Two pedestrians and one motorist were killed. This has been a particularly deadly weekend on Treasure Valley roadways. A 3-year-old girl died late Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a pickup truck pulling out of a driveway in a southeast Boise neighborhood...
Moms, doctors seek to intervene in court challenge of voter-passed Prop 2; Freedom Foundation objects | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
BOISE — Two moms, a doctor and the Idaho Medical Association have filed to intervene in the lawsuit challenging Idaho’s voter-passed Medicaid expansion initiative, saying they’re more impacted by the outcome than the Idaho Freedom Foundation board chairman who filed…
Potential golf course developer's past in question as Plantation deal looms | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
GARDEN CITY — The future of a large green space and historic golf course in Garden City is up in the air while a southern California developer has his eye on it.
Little, 12 other governors-elect join Trump at White House meeting | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little was among 13 governors-elect who accepted an invitation from President Trump for a White House meeting, which took place Thursday.
Court orders IDOC to provide state's first gender confirmation surgery to inmate | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
A U.S. District Court judge Thursday ruled the Idaho Department of Correction and its contractor for health services must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender prisoner who has been asking for the procedure for years. That inmate could be…
CWI recount loses 31 votes in Ada County, results of election remain at the end of recount | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
BOISE — Despite a recount, the College of Western Idaho’s plant facilities levy still falls just short of passing.
Woman pleads not guilty to first-degree murder of Nampa teen | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
BOISE — Maribel Menchaca, 42, charged earlier this month with first-degree murder and robbery in the death of 16-year-old Roberto Gomez of Nampa, pleaded not guilty to the charges at the Canyon County Courthouse Friday.
Meridian police looking for YMCA credit card thieves | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
Meridian police are looking for two women and a man they say stole credit cards from a YMCA locker room and charged $400 on them.
Amalgamated Sugar teams up with European company on new plant | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
NAMPA — Amalgamated Sugar has signed a joint venture agreement with the European-based fruit, starch and sugar group Agrana for the construction of a betaine crystallization plant at Agrana’s facility in Tulln, Austria, according to a press release.
'Fun things you get to do': annual Nampa Police Christmas tree competition | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 15, 2018
NAMPA — For the last five years, some of Canyon County’s top law enforcement officials have met in the Nampa Police Department to judge the department’s Christmas tree decorating competition.
Following Zinke Resignation, Environmental Groups Equally Troubled Over Successor | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 15, 2018
"Unfortunately, even with Secretary Zinke out, the Interior Department remains disturbingly biased in favor of special interests over the health of American communities and the public lands that they love." Some of the region's high profile environmental activist...
December 7, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 15, 2018
A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation says Timmy Kinner is incompetent to stand trial, the nation's unemployment rate remains the same, Michigan becomes the latest state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the Grammy Award nominations are unveiled and the Oscars will need to find a ne...
Following Official Recount, CWI Levy Failed by 135 Votes | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 15, 2018
"Following the recount, we're going to go back through our entire process to ensure the right checks are in place so this does not happen again." Following an official recount in Ada and Canyon counties, the results of a ballot initiative for a College of Western...
Wreaths Across America Remember Veterans Nationwide, Including Idaho | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 15, 2018
For those who would like to sponsor a wreath ($15 each) for next year’s ceremony, go to wreathsacrossamerica.org. Volunteers were out in force Saturday to participate in a holiday remembrance of those who have served. The nonprofit Wreaths Across America made i...
Portion of second floor caves in at Indian Creek Steakhouse | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
CALDWELL — Part of the second floor of the Indian Creek Steakhouse caved in Thursday evening as guests were eating dinner, taking a dance lesson and celebrating a Christmas party.
Canyon County officials tackle the question: 'Does growth pay for itself?' | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
CALDWELL — Canyon County officials are looking to address arguably the biggest challenge local agencies face: the fiscal impact of rapid growth.
Rule retiring after 12 years of battles over budgets, bonds and one crowded jail | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
CALDWELL — After 12 years of fighting for fiscally conservative policies, Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule is rejoining the ranks of the ordinary taxpayers he’s tried to represent.
Two Mountain Home schools cancel classes amid threat of violence | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
MOUNTAIN HOME — Two Mountain Home schools cancelled classes Thursday after a threat of violence, and Mountain Home police anticipate criminal charges will be filed.
Director of Western Idaho Fair resigns after nearly two decades | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
BOISE — The director of the Western Idaho Fair is leaving after nearly two decades in the position, the Ada County Commissioners’ Office announced Thursday.
Idaho parole commissioners have few good options in cases like Thursday stabbing | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
Commissioners on the Idaho Board of Pardons and Parole likely prescribed the maximum amount of supervision possible when they released a 36-year-old man from prison less than a year before police say he attacked a 74-year-old man with a knife…
Prison health contract extended for two years, but re-bid planned | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
BOISE — Idaho’s state Board of Correction voted this week to extend its $46 million-plus a year contract with Corizon Health for inmate health care for another two years, but also to immediately launch a process to take the contract…
Boise detectives link man to more than 20 burglaries in multiple states | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
Boise police detectives have now linked a man arrested last month to more than 20 burglaries in the Northwest.
'A case that continuously haunts us': Sheriff, Crime Stoppers call attention to unsolved Notus gas station homicide | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
NOTUS — Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue and Ted Arnold with Crime Stoppers spoke Thursday outside the Jacksons Food Store in Notus to send a message that they aren’t giving up on finding who shot and killed a man nearly…
Police investigate bomb threats to businesses in Boise, Garden City; none appear credible | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 14, 2018
Bomb threats in Boise on Thursday appeared to be part of a hoax nationwide targeting hundreds of locations.
December 14, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 14, 2018
Michael Cohen insists that Trump absolutely knew about hush money paid to women prior to his 2016 election, the Boy Scouts of America consider bankruptcy, the jazz world mourns the loss of Nancy Wilson and check out Christmas cards from the royals. In an intervie...
Paul J Schneider calls it a career after 51 years on the air at 670 KBOI | KBOI
KBOI | December 14, 2018
  BOISE, ID – Every day, for decades, Paul J Schneider has awakened the Treasure Valley with his golden voice, quick wit, eye for the detail and affinity for sports.  Now, after over 51 years of media and radio broadcasting, Paul J Schneider has decided it is time to sleep in.   Accordi...
Meridian Police released sketch of potential enticement suspect | KBOI
KBOI | December 14, 2018
  Meridian Police released a sketch of a potential enticement that occurred in Meridian earlier this week. Police say a man asked a 9-year-old girl if she wanted candy and grabbed her wrist. Police say the incident happened in the area of NW 11th and W Woodbury in Meridian around 5:00 p.m. Tues...
AAA: Record Number of Americans, Idahoans Will Drive for Christmas | KBOI
KBOI | December 14, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – A record number of Americans, and Idahoans, are expected to do their Christmas traveling by car this year, and AAA says there are steps you can take before rolling out of your driveway to make the trip easier. Matthew Conde with AAA Idaho says it starts with planning, ...
Technology Training Company Coding Dojo to Open Boise Campus at Trailhead | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 14, 2018
Coding Dojo's Boise campus will begin accepting students in January of 2019. As anyone with a school-aged child has doubtless been told, tech sector jobs are on the rise, making training for things like coding, web design, programming and cyber security hot commod...
Markets Are Down (again)…Does That Mean the Economy is Tanking? | KBOI
KBOI | December 14, 2018
Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Wow…the stock market has really taken a beating these last few months hasn’t it? That must mean the economy is headed back into the tank, right? Not really, says NNU economist Dr. Peter Crabb. He says while the stock market and the economy are relatives, th...
December 6, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 14, 2018
A funeral train will take George H.W. Bush to his final resting place today, traffic is diverted away from a geothermal break near Boise High, Luxembourg will become the first country to have totally free public transit and an international spat is swirling around an ancient Greek statue. ...
Idaho Legislators Tour Texas Facility Housing Idaho Inmates, Find It 'Adequate' | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 14, 2018
“You can tell the difference between older and younger facilities by the difference in how they smell. It’s something you probably don’t understand unless you’ve worked in corrections.” This story was first published in the Idaho Press on December 3, 20...
'Dirty deeds': Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss' alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that…
Gov. Otter to hold final Capital for a Day event in Star | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced his hometown of Star will host his final Capital for a Day on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Two men face trafficking felony for transporting alleged hemp plant | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — A trial date looms for two men charged with drug trafficking in marijuana for transporting what they say were immature hemp plants from one out-of-state farm to another.
Little names new state budget chief for incoming administration | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
Gov.-Elect Brad Little has selected for his budget chief Alex Adams, the executive director of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy.
Boise announces 11th Ribbon of Jewels park on city's eastern edge | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — In the coming years, the city of Boise will make the 11th addition to its Ribbon of Jewels series of parks, on a stretch of land previously not within city limits.
Meridian police looking for man suspected of trying to entice 9-year-old girl | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
MERIDIAN — Meridian police are looking for a man they say attempted to entice a 9-year-old girl Tuesday evening, first with the promise of candy and then by grabbing her wrist.
Homeless veterans housing approved on State Street, neighbors object | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — Veterans experiencing homelessness will soon have a place to call their own, but some neighbors are not happy with the location.
City Council approves new east Boise historic district | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — A new batch of historic structures in east downtown is now under protection by the city.
Potentially historic water right hearing wraps up, decision anticipated in 2019 | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | December 13, 2018
BOISE — A potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County received support from state legislators on the final day of public testimony, but opponents and advocates remain wary of the potential effect on the…
December 5, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | December 13, 2018
A national day of mourning, Treasure Valley Racing gallops away from Les Bois, eight brands of dog food are being recalled, Seattle will get an NHL franchise, and the American Film Institute releases its Top 10 list of 2018. Four former U.S. presidents—Obama, B...