Category Archives: Breaking News

Suspicious Man Leads to Mall Evacuation

Suspicious Man Leads to Mall Evacuation

  Boise (670 KBOI News) – Not many details are known at this time, but the Boise Town Square Mall is open again after a brief evacuation earlier this afternoon. According to a Tweet from the BPD, the evacuation was in response to concerns over a man who was wearing military-style web gear with wires sticking…MORE

Health and Welfare Customers’ Data Hacked

Health and Welfare Customers’ Data Hacked

Boise (670 KBOI News) – More than 2,000 clients of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare may have had their personal information accessed when a contractor’s email account was hacked. Spokeswoman Nikki Forbing-Orr says the breach happened between October and December of last year, and was for customers of the Infant Toddler and Mental Health…MORE

LaRocco Says Border Emergency “Fabricated”, Fulcher Says He’s Wrong

LaRocco Says Border Emergency “Fabricated”, Fulcher Says He’s Wrong

Washington DC (670 KBOI News) – Two former Idaho congressmen — Larry LaRocco and Walt Minnick, both 1st District Democrats — are signing on to the effort in Congress to urge a California court to block President Trump’s border security plan. In a statement, LaRocco said the emergency on the Mexican border that Trump speaks of…MORE

Idaho Revenue Gap is Closing After Big April

Idaho Revenue Gap is Closing After Big April

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Idaho’s revenue gap is closing, just as many at the Idaho Division of Financial Management thought would happen after April. Derek Santos is the chief economist at the Division…he says thanks to better-than-expected receipts from all tax categories, they closed the gap by 50% from March. “It’s starting to close…MORE

Idaho Still Not Great for Working Moms, But Slightly Better than Last Year

Idaho Still Not Great for Working Moms, But Slightly Better than Last Year

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Idaho is getting better, but it’s still near the bottom nationwide for working mothers. Last year, personal finance website WalletHub.com ranked Idaho dead last for working moms, but this year, we’ve climbed three spots to number 48. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says just as last year, child care is still hard to…MORE

North Idaho Couple Appealing Judge’s Christmas Lights Ruling

North Idaho Couple Appealing Judge’s Christmas Lights Ruling

Hayden (670 KBOI News) – Here’s a follow-up to a story we had for you last November. A North Idaho couple is appealing a federal judge’s decision which overturned a jury decision, which said they have a right to build a huge Christmas light display each year. Jeremy Dys with constitutional law firm the First…MORE

Online Petition Seeks to Have Charges Dropped Against Hemp Truck Drivers

Online Petition Seeks to Have Charges Dropped Against Hemp Truck Drivers

Boise (670 KBOI News) – A petition is being circulated online, asking Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts to drop the charges against three men who were arrested for hauling hemp. The Change.org petition was started Sunday by Boise resident Tracy Olson. State Representative Ilana Rubel, also of Boise, says the three truck drivers are being prosecuted…MORE

Bieter: Funding Needed for Treasure Valley Public Transportation

Bieter: Funding Needed for Treasure Valley Public Transportation

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The Treasure Valley is growing like wildfire, and that means more traffic. Boise Mayor Dave Bieter told 670 KBOI’s Kasper and Chris the City of Boise needs more funding to build a light rail system. “We’re pleased with the way we’ve grown, in a more compact, mixed-use, walkable, bikeable kind of…MORE

NNU Economist: GDP, Stock Market Show Economy is Humming

NNU Economist: GDP, Stock Market Show Economy is Humming

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – The GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2019 are out, and they indicate the economy is humming right along, despite the so-called government shutdown, and the gloom and doom predictions of a coming recession. NNU economist Dr. Peter Crabb says that tells us how well the economy did, but as…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Doorbell Ditch Karma

Worthington BLOG: Doorbell Ditch Karma

Blog: Doorbell Ditch Karma by Rick Worthington   Forgive me, please. You see, I was a good kid for the most part, but I did doorbell ditch houses for fun a few times. Not many times, but I did it. Not familiar with the art of the Doorbell Ditch? It works like this… Step 1:…

Do we really want the government to tell us how much profit we are allowed to make?

Do we really want the government to tell us how much profit we are allowed to make?

That’s exactly what would happen, if new legislation proposed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez passes.  Bernie and AOC announced new legislation to cap credit card interest rates at 15%. It’s a move they say is designed to “help protect consumers from the greed of the credit card and banking industries.”     A better…

The “guns-in-school” issue fix is simple

The “guns-in-school” issue fix is simple

Let me clarify. This idea does not stop bullying, fix mental health issues, address pharmaceutical issues, increase morality, solve the never ending adolescent issues of hormones, heartbreak, jealousy or self- confidence. It only solves one issue. It also does not solve the issue of crimes that may occur in parking lots, sidewalks, movie theaters, night…

Mike’s Pulled Pork Recipe:

Mike’s Pulled Pork Recipe:

It’s that time of year again, graduation and graduation parties, Memorial Day, family reunions and picnics. I’ve received some requests over the past few weeks for my super simple pulled pork recipe, so I thought I’d post it for everyone’s enjoyment.  It’s really easy, relatively inexpensive, it tastes amazing and as a bonus it easily…