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Young suicide prevention advocate dies in car crash | Idaho Press Young suicide prevention advocate dies in car crash
ELMORE COUNTY — Talon Owens, a Boise teenager who spoke out against suicide, died Thursday in a car crash west of Mountain Home.
Idaho Press | November 24, 2017
Boise State president Bob Kustra announces retirement | Idaho Press Boise State president Bob Kustra announces retirement
BOISE — Boise State University president Bob Kustra announced Wednesday that he will retire on June 30, capping a 15 years in the position.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Idaho State University sponsors comprehensive health screening | Idaho Press Idaho State University sponsors comprehensive health screening
NAMPA — Basic physical and dental exams and blood tests for sugar and cholesterol levels are included in the free services offered at a community health screening from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hispanic Cultural Center.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Nampa Public Library to host second annual Christmas book sale | Idaho Press Nampa Public Library to host second annual Christmas book sale
NAMPA — The Nampa Public Library will host the second annual Friends of the Nampa Public Library Christmas Gift Book Sale on Friday and Saturday in the library’s multipurpose room.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Police need help identifying victims of graffitied vehicles | Idaho Press Police need help identifying victims of graffitied vehicles
Someone has been tagging vehicles with graffiti, writing the words “Sniff” and “Sniffy,” and police are trying to find out how many people around the Treasure Valley have been hit by the graffiti.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Police: Man injured after being shot during altercation | Idaho Press Police: Man injured after being shot during altercation
CALDWELL — A man was shot and injured during an altercation with another man Monday morning, according to police.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
2C Spotlight: Mike McGowan | Idaho Press 2C Spotlight: Mike McGowan
After 50 years with the company, Albertsons store director Mike McGowan plans to retire this November.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Man accused of murdering parents pleads not guilty to charges | Idaho Press Man accused of murdering parents pleads not guilty to charges
CALDWELL — A Nampa man accused of murdering his parents pleaded not guilty to the charges during his district arraignment on Thursday in 3rd District Court in Caldwell.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
Educators, legislators to discuss education policy at Ridgevue High School Nov. 16 | Idaho Press Educators, legislators to discuss education policy at Ridgevue High School Nov. 16
NAMPA — Professional educators and legislators from Canyon County legislative districts 10-13 will discuss a variety of education policy topics at a Cake and Conversation event at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Ridgevue High School.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
'Wrapped in Warmth' annual coat drive Saturday | Idaho Press 'Wrapped in Warmth' annual coat drive Saturday
CALDWELL — The Caldwell Police Department and Dutch Bros. Coffee are partnering to host the second annual Wrapped in Warmth coat drive on Saturday.
Idaho Press | November 23, 2017
A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department | Boise Weekly A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department
A former lobbyist for the pesticide industry now leads the deregulatory team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visitor logs show old ties remain strong. At a private meeting in September, congressional aides asked Rebeckah Adcock, a top official at the Department of Agriculture, to reveal the identities of the people serving on the deregulation team she lea
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President | Boise Weekly Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President
"Needless to say, Kathy and I will be Broncos for life." Dr. Bob Kustra announced early Wednesday that he would retire as president of Boise State University June 30, 2018, after 15 years of leading the largest public university in Idaho. In a letter to faculty, staff and state education, Kustra wrote that his wife Kathy was a "full partner in this venture," and
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Nov. 15, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 15, 2017: What to Know
Republicans shackle an Obamacare repeal to their tax plan, Boise Police identify a suspect in luggage theft at the Boise Airport, Christy Perry is running for Congress and Lindy West says the reckoning of Louis C.K. "is the best thing to happen to comedy in a long time." A group of Senate Republicans, still intent on upending Obamacare, surprised a number of th
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions | Boise Weekly Keeping the Faith, Fighting the Exemptions
"This is not a matter of faith. It's a matter of protecting children." Bruce Wingate was ready to get serious about the sobering topic of Idaho children dying due to parental neglect when someone interrupted, asking about a recipe for gingerbread. "Don't worry.…
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
New St. Luke's Nampa Medical Center Not Yet Medicare or Medicaid Accredited | Boise Weekly New St. Luke's Nampa Medical Center Not Yet Medicare or Medicaid Accredited
The accreditation process is expected to conclude sometime in December. When St. Luke's swung open the doors of its new $114 million, 200,000 square-foot medical center in Nampa on Oct. 30, hospital officials were anxious to show off the 87 patient rooms, four operating rooms, 10 intensive care units, one cardiology lab and one radiology lab. Not everything was
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Boise 2017 Election Results: A Majority of the Minority | Boise Weekly Boise 2017 Election Results: A Majority of the Minority
The most lopsided vote came when 83.4 percent of Boise voters supported the city's open space levy. With all of the issues swirling around Boise—a controversial proposal to build a sports stadium, the possibility of F-35 fighter jets at Gowen Field, the lack of a robust public transit system and the widening gap between affordable and high-end housing—it wo
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Holli Woodings | Boise Weekly Holli Woodings
"It's like having another birthday. My inbox is full." Holli Woodings didn't look exhausted after winning a seat on the Boise City Council by an overwhelming margin—she rarely does—even though she had just mounted a successful campaign and had been shuttling between Boise and Bend, Oregon, where her mother was hospitalized following a bad car accident. "She has a b
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Idaho Climate Summit | Boise Weekly Idaho Climate Summit
The summit will attempt to reconcile environmental concerns and economic growth, searching for "market-based solutions and innovations to the realities of how a changing climate is impacting our water, our land, our health and our future." Over two days, businesses and environmental activists from across Idaho will come together at Gem State public universities
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Nov. 14, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 14, 2017: What to Know
More accusations against Roy Moore, the City of Boise is ready to dole out some of its compost, ABC wants to see more of Roseanne and go ahead and pour that extra cup of coffee. A fifth woman has accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct.…
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Nov. 13, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 13, 2017: What to Know
A devastating earthquake hits the Iran/Iraq border, Hollywood is dreading award season, remembering Liz Smith and some jaw-dropping Starbucks coffee orders. A devastating earthquake at the Iran/Iraq border Sunday evening killed more than 300 and injured thousands of others.…
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Friday, Nov. 10: What to Know | Boise Weekly Friday, Nov. 10: What to Know
More sexual abuse allegations, a mixed-bag weather forecast, a coalition of Boise business interests wants a new stadium and a tourist is tossed from a cruise ship after stirring up mutiny. The rapid current of sexual misconduct allegations against public figures grew in force Thursday as four women said Roy Moore, Republican-anointed nominee for a U.S. Senate
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Nov. 9, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 9, 2017: What to Know
Christopher Plummer replaces Kevin Spacey, Gov. Otter makes his pick to replace Rep. Brandon Hixon, teachers and cops "swap" roles, bonds in Idaho Falls and Bannock County fail and Treefort Music Fest is making moves. Amid a wave of allegations of sexual misconduct, actor Kevin Spacey got the boot Wednesday from Sony and Ridley Scott's upcoming film, All the Mo
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
2017 Election Results: Sanchez, Thomson, Woodings Win Boise Council Seats | Boise Weekly 2017 Election Results: Sanchez, Thomson, Woodings Win Boise Council Seats
Lisa Sanchez and Holli Woodings will join current council members TJ Thomson, Elaine Clegg, Lauren McLean and Scot Ludwig. Voters decided to affect change in city governments across the region on Tuesday. In Boise, the hotly-contested races for City Council resulted in two newcomers emerging victorious.…
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics | Boise Weekly Idaho Raw Dairy Paradise Springs Farm Pioneers Biodynamics
"All this voodoo that we do with burying a horn, burying manure in a hole, burying crystal, all of the stuff, it seems like witchcraft more than farming at some points, but in fact it's simply practical." The website for Paradise Springs Farm, a raw dairy set against the Tetons on the Idaho-Wyoming border, is less an advertisement for its product than a biograp
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Reza Aslan | Boise Weekly Reza Aslan
"Religions are in a constant state of evolution; all religions constantly adapt to the environment in which they find themselves." In the biblical Book of Genesis, God fashions humans in His own image. In his new book, God: A Human History, Reza Aslan argues it's the other way around: Over the millennia, people have embodied the divine with human attributes--a tendency
Boise Weekly | November 23, 2017
Buy, Buy Love | Boise Weekly Buy, Buy Love
According to GGP statistics, approximately 13 million people visit the 195 retailers and restaurants in Boise Towne Square Mall annually, a significant leap from when the mall first opened its doors. Last February, just as the holiday season was coming to a close, Darren Howard walked into the Boise Towne Square Mall office, where he serves as general manager, t
Boise Weekly | November 22, 2017
Daryl Vickers | Boise Weekly Daryl Vickers
"Everything is made from scratch. Everything. We're food alchemists." According to Daryl Vickers, there's as much science in baking as there is art. "Action, reaction...all sorts of variables," she said.…
Boise Weekly | November 22, 2017
Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise | Boise Weekly Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise
"We've got something like 50,000 unpaid parking tickets right now." The constant conversation about parking in downtown Boise and the challenge of finding a space will circle the block a few more times in the coming weeks, and if city planners have their way, parking rates and fines will be higher, and metered parking will no longer be free during evenings or on
Boise Weekly | November 22, 2017
Broncos Move Up in Latest CFP Ranking | KBOI Broncos Move Up in Latest CFP Ranking
The Boise State football team has moved up two spots in the latest College Football Playoff ranking released Tuesday evening. BSU is now ranked #23 in the poll, up from #25 last week. The Broncos will face Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday in Fresno, then again in the Mountain West Championship game on December 2nd. […]
KBOI | November 22, 2017
Nov. 21, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 21, 2017: What to Know
Sally Boynton Brown leaves her post at the Florida Democratic Party, allegations against Charlie Rose, a disturbing trend among teenage girls and more in your daily headline roundup. Former Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown abruptly resigned from her position as president of the Florida Democratic Party on Nov. 20, according to Fl
Boise Weekly | November 21, 2017
Idaho’s Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Monday | KBOI Idaho’s Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Set for Monday
Governor “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter invite everyone to join them on Monday, November 27th for the ceremonial lighting of Idaho’s Capitol Christmas Tree. The 25th Army Band will begin entertaining at 5 p.m. while guests enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, hot cider, and cookies. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. […]
KBOI | November 21, 2017
2C Spotlight: Melissa 2C Spotlight: Melissa "Sasi" Chambers
Melissa “Sasi” Chambers unveiled her original artwork — a tarpage depicting the Tree of Life — in the Spanish-language section of the Nampa Public Library on Oct. 18.
Idaho Press | November 20, 2017
Broncos Enter AP Top 25 – Tickets on Sale For MWC Championship Game in Boise | KBOI Broncos Enter AP Top 25 – Tickets on Sale For MWC Championship Game in Boise
Brett Rypien threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns as Boise State won its seventh straight game with a 44-19 win over Air Force on Saturday night. Boise State snapped a three-game losing streak to the Falcons, won the Mountain division for the first time since 2014 and will play Fresno State for the conference […]
KBOI | November 20, 2017
Nov. 20, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 20, 2017: What to Know
Charles Manson dies, a Roy Moore accuser appears on the Today Show, a bad weekend for the super friends and some great tips to cure those Thanksgiving fails. Charles Manson, one of the most notorious killers of the 20th century, died Sunday in a California hospital.…
Boise Weekly | November 20, 2017
Boise State Beats Air Force 44-19 | KBOI Boise State Beats Air Force 44-19
Brett Rypien threw for 300 yards and 3 TD’s in the victory for Boise State 44-19 over Air Force. With Fresno State’s win over Wyoming earlier today, Boise and Fresno clinched a spot in the conference championship game on December 2nd. Now, BSU plays Fresno next week to see if they will host the championship game […]
KBOI | November 19, 2017
One Officer, Scores of Tickets and a Familiar Racial Disparity | Boise Weekly One Officer, Scores of Tickets and a Familiar Racial Disparity
C.J. Brown wrote four times as many pedestrian tickets as any other officer in Jacksonville over the last five years. Most of them went to blacks. His boss says he’s just “good at his job.” It was just before 9 a.m. one day last July, and Noemi Martinez was on her way from one job interview to the next, running to catch a bus on Atlantic Boulevard in Jack
Boise Weekly | November 18, 2017
Nov. 17, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 17, 2017: What to Know
Competing tax overhaul bills are debated in the U.S. House and Senate, Sen. Al Franken issues apology for his behavior, the Boise Airport prepares for its busiest season and Justice League gets slammed by top critics. Reps. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) joined the majority of their U.S. House Republican colleagues to pass their version of a
Boise Weekly | November 17, 2017
Zach Brooks announces candidacy for Idaho State Senate | Idaho Press Zach Brooks announces candidacy for Idaho State Senate
Local businessman Zach Brooks is running for the Idaho State Senate in District 11 next year, according to a press release.
Idaho Press | November 17, 2017
Nov. 16, 2017: What to Know | Boise Weekly Nov. 16, 2017: What to Know
Idaho SOS Lawerence Denney responds to reports about the Interstate Crosscheck program, more allegations against Roy Moore and Al Franken, and Vans Warped Tour makes a big announcement. Punk rock and action sports festival Vans Warped Tour announced Wednesday that its final cross-country tour will take place in 2018.…
Boise Weekly | November 16, 2017
Attempted Abduction in Nampa Called False Alarm | KBOI Attempted Abduction in Nampa Called False Alarm
Nampa police say a van suspected in an attempted abduction is a package delivery van and the driver was working. Police say they have been in contact with the delivery company and there is no further concern. KBOI-2-TV reports neighbors were suspicious of a van that had been seen driving around their area for the […]
KBOI | November 16, 2017