Category Archives: Breaking News

Two Bills to Repeal Medicaid Expansion Rejected in Committee

Two Bills to Repeal Medicaid Expansion Rejected in Committee

  Boise (670 KBOI News) – Two bills in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, dealing with repealing the Medicaid expansion law passed by voters in November, are dead, after 7-5 votes this morning. Both draft bills were sponsored by Representatives Julianne Young of Blackfoot and John Green of Post Falls. Introducing the first draft,…MORE

MPD says Locking Your Car Doors is the Best Way to Prevent Burglaries

MPD says Locking Your Car Doors is the Best Way to Prevent Burglaries

  Meridian (670 KBOI News) – Meridian is no longer a quiet, sleepy dairy town…it’s the second largest city in Idaho. So Deputy Chief of Police Tracy Basterrechea is asking residents to stop leaving their cars unlocked at night…like the 14 that were broken into Wednesday night and early this morning. He says the thieves specifically…MORE

E-Bikes Bill Clears Idaho House, Goes to Senate

E-Bikes Bill Clears Idaho House, Goes to Senate

Boise (670 KBOI News) – E-bikes — or bikes with electric motors to provide a boost to riders while they peddle them up hills and so on — are coming into their own in the Idaho legislature. The House voted 69-0 to pass House Bill 76, which recognizes the three categories of e-bikes, and allows cities…MORE

Group Changes Tactics, Pushing for Public Approval for Library, Stadium Projects

Group Changes Tactics, Pushing for Public Approval for Library, Stadium Projects

Boise (670 KBOI News) – A member of the group Boise Working Together says they’re upping their effort to let the taxpayers of Boise have a chance to speak their minds on plans for a new main library and a sports stadium, both in downtown. Dave Kangus attended Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, where the council…MORE

Idaho Flu Season Not Nearly as Deadly as Last Year

Idaho Flu Season Not Nearly as Deadly as Last Year

Boise (670 KBOI News) – So far this flu season, deaths are down significantly in Idaho…by this time last year, 66 people had died, while he flu has killed only 12 people this year. But the Idaho Press is reporting last week was the deadliest so far in the 2018-2019 season…five people died from the flu.…MORE

Bill to Make Wolf Depredation Control Board Permanent Headed to Governor’s Desk

Bill to Make Wolf Depredation Control Board Permanent Headed to Governor’s Desk

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The state Wolf Depredation Control Board is on its way to becoming a permanent governmental entity, after a bill cleared the Idaho House Monday. Senate Bill 1039 makes the Board permanent…it was scheduled to sunset this fiscal year. The bill also funds it by $200,000 for FY 2020, though supporters say…MORE

Marsy’s Law for Idaho Clears Senate; Headed to House

Marsy’s Law for Idaho Clears Senate; Headed to House

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Marsy’s Law for Idaho — a proposed crime victim’s rights constitutional amendment — is headed to the Idaho House of Representatives after passing the Senate Monday on a 25-9 vote. It’s also known as Senate Joint Resolution 1. It’s billed as a way to ensure crime victims are notified before an…MORE

UPDATED: Three Men, One Boy Arraigned on Rape Charges

UPDATED: Three Men, One Boy Arraigned on Rape Charges

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Three Boise refugees charged with gang raping a Kuna woman will be back in court February 27th, after being arraigned Friday in Ada County Court. According to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, the three men — Swedi Iyombelo, Mulanga Rashidi and Elias Lupango — spoke through a Swahili translator, though…MORE

Fish and Game Asking for Your Help Finding Poacher or Poachers

Fish and Game Asking for Your Help Finding Poacher or Poachers

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Idaho Fish and Game is asking for your help finding whoever was responsible for the poaching of two mule deer earlier this week, north of Emmett. Spokesman Evin Oneale with the Fish and Game Southwest District says a landowner noticed some suspicious vehicle activity near his property early Monday morning, and…MORE

9th US Circuit Court Sides with Trump Administration on Border Wall

9th US Circuit Court Sides with Trump Administration on Border Wall

San Francisco (670 KBOI News) – As President Trump gets closer and closer to getting the funding for the border wall, a decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has apparently taken key legal obstacles out of his way. Earlier this week, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled Trump and the Department…MORE

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Remember the year 2000, when measels was almost gone?

Remember the year 2000, when measels was almost gone?

We’ve been talking about the Medical Emergency declared in Western Washington due to an outbreak of the measles this week on KBOI. At last check, there were 38 confirmed cases and 12 other children who are suspected to have the disease. The outbreak has now spread to 3 other states also…Hawaii, Georgia and Oregon. It’s…

Another award, spring training…ya know…your usual retirement

Another award, spring training…ya know…your usual retirement

I have been retired for more than a month now, and people constantly ask me how it feels. It feels great, but I keep finding subjects that I would love to talk about on the air. Subjects that get my blood moving still pop up from time to time. Outside of a quick trip to…

On Monday morning January 14th, for the first time in 51 years, someone other than Paul J woke up the listeners of 670 KBOI. That someone was me, as a new era began with Kasper and Chris in the morning on KBOI. To say, I was a little nervous would be putting it mildly. I…

Thank you to “The Winter Kid”

Thank you to “The Winter Kid”

When I was in elementary school, probably first through fourth grade, I used to listen to the radio every morning while eating breakfast.  My mother would turn on the radio and tune it to 1310 AM, which was KLIX in Twin Falls.  KLIX, just like KBOI in Boise at the time, was a full-service radio…