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Ada County irons out accessibility issues ahead of election | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
Disability Rights Idaho's survey of 20 Ada County polling places during the May primary election showed 11 were noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.
AdWatch: Little's latest campaign spot focuses on education | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
GOP gubernatorial candidate Brad Little has launched a new campaign commercial, which began airing statewide this week, focusing on education.
ACHD hopefuls address Boise Metro Chamber for candidate forum | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
BOISE — Discussing the future of Ada County is hardly possible without addressing the agency that connects each municipality in some capacity: the Ada County Highway District.
How two Idaho State Police detectives stopped a would-be killing in June | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
MERIDIAN — When Idaho State Police Detective Troy DeBie told a man to let go of the knife one June afternoon in Weiser, the blade was still buried in the woman’s chest.
Career-tech charter school set to open in Caldwell next summer | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
CALDWELL — A career-technical charter school for at-risk middle and high school students is set to open next year in Caldwell.
Destination Caldwell to launch articulture program at the plaza | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
CALDWELL — Destination Caldwell will launch its first “articulture” program, an art collaboration between the community and local artists, this week at the Indian Creek Plaza.
Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boise's mass stabbing suspect | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
BOISE — Prosecutors announced Thursday they will seek the death penalty in the case of Boise’s mass stabbing suspect.
State revolving fund gets $19M boost from EPA | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
NAMPA — A regional Environmental Protection Agency official presented the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality nearly $19 million for its state revolving fund — the same fund Nampa is borrowing from for its wastewater upgrades.
Linder Village submits revised plans, WinCo Foods is on board | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 19, 2018
MERIDIAN — Developers of Linder Village, a proposed commercial and residential development off Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard, submitted revised plans earlier this week.
Lead detected at Boise middle school | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE — Boise School District officials say water from Fairmont Junior High School was found to have elevated levels of lead during a recent test.
Idaho lieutenant governor hopefuls Collum, McGeachin clash in their only debate | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE — The two rivals vying to be Idaho’s lieutenant governor outlined starkly different views during their statewide debate on Wednesday night, with Republican Janice McGeachin warning against “traveling down the progressive path” and Democrat Kristin Collum saying she wants…
Boise man sentenced to 25 years in prison on federal gun and drug charges | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE — A Boise man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on federal gun and drug charges.
Jordan sent $20,000 to newly-formed company in Wyoming | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE (AP) — Two payments of $10,000 sent to a recently-formed Wyoming company were for polling, consulting and voter registration work, a staffer for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan’s campaign said.
Ada deputies cleared of wrongdoing in 2017 home invasion, fatal fire | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
Prosecutors have cleared of responsibility the Ada County Sheriff’s deputies who in 2017 shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a home and set a fatal fire in southern Boise.
Bath salts, meth and heroin found in Boise drug bust, police say; 5 arrested | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE — Five people were arrested Wednesday morning after a drug bust on a central Boise home.
Police reports shed light on 2016 incident resulting in BSU official's guilty plea | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
BOISE — The 2016 incident in which a Boise State University financial aid official is accused of swerving his car at a pedestrian began when he was blocked into a parking lot by a tow truck.
Canyon County purchases house for expanded jail parking | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
CALDWELL — Canyon County purchased a house across the street from the jail in downtown Caldwell, as the county looks to future expansion of the facility.
Pedestrian killed by concrete truck in Meridian identified | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
One woman died Tuesday after a concrete truck struck her near Eagle and Ustick roads in Meridian.
Ada County Commission 3rd district candidates split on facilities, county needs | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 18, 2018
While their platforms differ fundamentally, the candidates for Ada County Commission’s 3rd district recognize the challenges facing the area are largely driven by growth.
Broncos Host Colorado State – Fan Should Wear Orange Friday Night | KBOI
KBOI | October 18, 2018
  The Boise State football team will host Colorado State in the Broncos’ first non-Saturday game of the season, Friday (Oct. 19th). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be heard on 670 KBOI. According to Boise State, the Broncos are playing its first non-Saturday game of the...
Woman killed by cement truck identified | KBOI
KBOI | October 18, 2018
  The woman who died after being hit by a concrete truck Tuesday afternoon on Eagle and Ustick Road has been identified. The Ada County Coroner identified the woman as 26-year-old Sandy Hernandez-Nuno. She died at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical after the crash. CBS 2 News reports, the truck w...
Nampa Approves Anti-Panhandling Signs | KBOI
KBOI | October 18, 2018
Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Panhandling is protected by the First Amendment, so says the United States Supreme Court, but that doesn’t mean Nampa leaders want to encourage it. This week, the City Council approved $1,800 to build and install 10 signs encouraging people to not give money to p...
Amelia Rose Earhart | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 18, 2018
Yes, that's her name, and yes, she's a world-class pilot It's not every day that you receive an email from Amelia Earhart, let alone speak with her. "Yeah, people usually respond to my emails, writing: 'Wait, is this real?'" said Earhart. Right up front, you shoul...
Sarah Kester intends to change her plea to guilty | KBOI
KBOI | October 18, 2018
  A mother accused of knowing about her husband’s alleged ongoing sexual abuse of their daughters intends to change her plea to guilty next week, according to statements made during the woman’s pre-trial court hearing Wednesday. Sarah Kester was charged with one felony count of injury to a ...
Fall Burning?  Check Before You Throw That Match | KBOI
KBOI | October 18, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – All right…fire season is over, so it’s a great time to go out and just burn all those leaves you raked up, right? Not necessarily so, says Michael Toole of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. He says true, the wildfire smoke is gone, but smoke fr...
October 10, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 18, 2018
Capital City Development Corporation gifts Grove Plaza to the City of Boise (on one condition), Hurricane Michael winds up to hit Florida, the Red Sox beat the Yankees and a meteorologist makes the news in more ways than one by taking her son to work. The animals...
Hendrik Schuwer | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 18, 2018
"You Americans, I think, are always in a hurry. I tell young people all the time to travel. And don't do Europe in two weeks. Take time." When he was a young man, Hendrik Schuwer thought that he might be a history teacher or, perhaps, work at the Port of Rotterdam...
October 18, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 18, 2018
The former president of USA Gymnastics is led away in handcuffs, Boise Police say a downtown stabbing and beating are related, the Red Sox and the Dodgers are one step closer to the World Series and NYPD Blue will return to primetime. Steve Penny, the former pres...
Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For Man Charged in Wylie Street Apartment Knife Attack | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 18, 2018
Kinner has been charged with numerous felonies, including first-degree murder for the killing of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir. In August, Timmy Kinner was indicted by a grand jury after a brutal June 30 knife attack at the Wylie Street Station Apartments that left 3-year...
Woman killed by cement truck at the corner of Eagle Road and Ustick | KBOI
KBOI | October 17, 2018
  A woman is dead after a concrete truck struck her Tuesday at the corner of Eagle Road and Ustick Road. The crash happened at 5:25 in the afternoon. CBS 2 news reports, the woman died at a local hospital. Police say the truck was turning east onto Ustick Road from Eagle Road when the […]
Boise City Council approves purchase of downtown police substation | KBOI
KBOI | October 17, 2018
  The Boise City Council approved the purchase of a downtown property to house a Boise Police Department microdistrict substation. The property is located at 2223 W. Fairview Avenue, in downtown’s West End, and includes an existing 4,300 square-foot building. According to a release from the c...
October 9, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
Nikki Haley resigns, Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his seat on the high court, Boise P&Z rejects a proposed truck terminal near a mobile home park, the Red Sox thrash the Yankees and the queen is looking for someone really, really good at French cuisine. In a rar...
Idaho Insurance Officials Approve 5 Percent Rate Hike for 2019 Individual Health Plans, Enrollment Begins Nov. 1. | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
"Although I wish I could report no increase, I'm thankful that the Department was able to work with the carriers in reducing the proposed increase." Idaho insurance officials unveiled the final rates this morning for individual and small group health insurance pl...
Stacy Ennis
and Ron Price | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
"This book is really a love story. Not a romance, but a love story between two people who grow to appreciate one another." She's a 32-year-old editor, creative consultant and success coach who ran the national magazine Healthy Living Made Simple at the age of 27 a...
Meridian City Council approved new Costco design | KBOI
KBOI | October 17, 2018
  The Meridian City Council approved the design and elevation of a Costco Wholesale proposed for the southwest corner of West Chinden Boulevard and North Ten Mile Road. The design and elevation was originally heard July 24 when the council asked Costco staff to bring back another design that to...
Boise and Pocatello Rank High, Other Idaho Cities Not So Much, in 'Municipal Equality Index' | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
The assessment didn't include the newly passed Add the Words ordinance in Meridian, because it measured municipal laws and policies in 506 cities across the nation, including seven in Idaho, during 2017. Two weeks after the City of Meridian became the latest Idaho...
October 17, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
Trump compares a Saudi Prince to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Boise moves closer to a downtown police precinct, this year's Booker Prize award winner is revealed and the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch prepares to walk away from Sesame Street. The New York T...
Updated: Lime Gets Long Delay For Re-Deployment in Meridian | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
Lime's e-scooters could appear in Boise as early as Monday, Oct. 15. Updated Post: Oct. 9, 2018, 2:543 p.m.: Transportation-share company Lime has a long wait ahead of it before it can re-deploy its e-scooters in Meridian. On Tuesday, the city announced it had ask...
ProPublica’s User’s Guide to Democracy: Political Advertising | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 17, 2018
It’s hard to track, hard to regulate, but essential to understand. >Who’s ready to become a smarter, more engaged, more empowered voter?!Hopefully your answer is … Over the next several weeks, I’ll be your guide through the midterm election landscape. We...
Former president aide to speak at NNU | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
NAMPA — Former aide to President George W. Bush and acclaimed columnist for The Washington Post will be speaking at Northwest Nazarene University Wednesday and Thursday, announced the university.
Lawmakers debate free speech, privacy, transparency, as they craft campaign reforms | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
Concerns about free speech, privacy and transparency clashed at a legislative committee meeting Tuesday, as Idaho lawmakers on the Campaign Finance Reform Interim Committee tangled over proposed new disclosure rules for independent campaign expenditures.
Man who fatally shot officer at 14 years old denied parole | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
BOISE — Boise Police Officer Chance Feldner was 8 years old when a boy six years his senior murdered his father.
Nampa authorizes police to place anti-panhandling signs | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
NAMPA — Nampa police plan to place anti-panhandling signs throughout the city.
Woman surrenders to police following hourslong armed standoff | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
NAMPA — A more than six-hour-long armed standoff came to an end peacefully Tuesday afternoon after an armed woman surrendered to police, according to Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha.
CROP hunger walk scheduled Oct. 21 | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
NAMPA — Each year, hundreds of Canyon County residents take to the streets and walk the one or three miles to fight hunger and poverty in the annual Canyon County CROP Hunger Walk, according to a press release.
Crash blocks traffic on I-84 near Eagle Road | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
A traffic crash has narrowed Interstate 84 from four lanes to one near Eagle Road.
Boise looks to buy Lucky Dog Tavern property for downtown police station | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
BOISE — The city of Boise is looking to buy the Lucky Dog Tavern property to use for a police substation.
Boise Sears set to close | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
BOISE — The Sears department store in the Boise Towne Square mall is set to close by the end of the year, Sears Holdings announced Monday.
Medicaid supporters, opponents disagree over fiscal impact to Idaho | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | October 16, 2018
Idahoans will soon decide whether to drastically change who is eligible for government-funded health care statewide.
October 16, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | October 16, 2018
The Saudis change their tune on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, an embattled Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner resigns, a messy morning commute on I-84, Burger King is the speediest of the drive-thrus and archaeologists say they've found one of the largest Viking ship graves ever discove...