Category Archives: Local News

Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform By Congressman Mike Simpson

Why Idaho Farmers Need Immigration Reform By Congressman Mike Simpson

Washington, D.C. – “My childhood was spent working on the farms and ranches of Southeastern Idaho. When a challenge arose, we fixed it. Hay needed hauled, pipe needed moved, heifers needed calved, and potatoes needed picked. Many years have passed, and while my days of hauling hay are long behind me, I still believe when…MORE

Why car seats and bulky coats are an unsafe mix for children

Why car seats and bulky coats are an unsafe mix for children

Coats are essential during winter months and car seats are necessary for children when riding in the car. However, they don’t mix, according to pediatric-trained experts at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Bulky winter coats affect how secure car seats are in protecting children. In a crash, the extra puffy coat material will compress, causing the harness to become…MORE

HEAR IT NOW:  Coach Harsin rips “Twitiots” during Monday Presser

HEAR IT NOW: Coach Harsin rips “Twitiots” during Monday Presser

    In the Overtime win against Wyoming on Saturday night, Boise State did not run the ball very well, BUT they did find a way win. During his weekly presser, Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin discussed social media criticism – specifically on Twitter – during his weekly press conference Monday.   Click PLAY…MORE

Ada and Canyon counties draw high number of voters

Ada and Canyon counties draw high number of voters

  Ada and Canyon counties saw higher voter turnout in the Nov. 5 election than in past city council and mayoral election years. In Ada County, 33.4% of registered voters turned out. An even bigger portion of residents cast their ballots in Boise, Eagle and Star. All three cities saw percentages of registered voters topping…MORE

Meridian man arrested after ramming ISP vehicles

Meridian man arrested after ramming ISP vehicles

  A Meridian man is in custody after investigators say he ran into two Idaho State Police vehicles. Idaho State Police says law enforcement responded to a crash off of the Curtis Exit on I-184 around 11:20 Monday morning. One of the vehicles left, and a sergeant with the Idaho State Police tried to track…MORE

Mayor Bieter calls for “immediate reset” on downtown library project

Mayor Bieter calls for “immediate reset” on downtown library project

  Poised for a runoff next month as he seeks reelection to an unprecedented fifth term, Mayor Dave Bieter announced Monday that he’s shifting gears on the main library project. In a reversal from his previous position, Bieter now says he is recommending an “immediate reset,” giving direction to the Boise City Council to start…MORE

City Club of Boise hosts Boise mayoral candidates forum

City Club of Boise hosts Boise mayoral candidates forum

  City Club of Boise is hosting a public forum for Boise mayoral candidates Dave Bieter and Lauren McLean. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. While the event is open to the public, registration for lunch service must be done in advance. Coffee-only seats are available at…MORE

Broncos move up in polls after overtime victory

Broncos move up in polls after overtime victory

  Boise State got it done in overtime to remain undefeated in the Mountain West, and beat the Wyoming Cowboys 20-17. With the win, the Broncos moved up in both the AP poll and coaches poll to number 19 in the country. It was Chase Cord’s first career win as a starter. Hank Bachmeier did…MORE

There will be a Runoff Election in Canyon County

There will be a Runoff Election in Canyon County

The city of Caldwell plans to hold a runoff election in the City Council race in which no candidate received more than 50% of the votes. City officials decided Friday morning to ask the Canyon County Clerk’s Office to hold an election on their behalf. John McGee received 39% of the vote total — and…MORE

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Blogs

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK!

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK!

Halloween Blog: Candy Corn – YUCK! By Rick Worthington 10/31/19 Let me just go ahead and get this out of the way. Candy corn is gross. If you give out candy corn on Halloween, kids are leaving your house upset. Little Jimmy and Suzzy are complaining to Mom and Dad, and your neighbors are embarrassed…

I Love Mike Kasper…But Sometimes He’s Just…Wrong

I Love Mike Kasper…But Sometimes He’s Just…Wrong

While some may celebrate Meridian’s dedication to automotive safety by passing a “Hands Free Ordinance”, I do not. Driving any automobile is dangerous. Distractions are abound. Be it inside or outside the car. Screaming kids, eating, makeup application, shaving, pets, and your radio (not us, everyone else) to name a few from the inside. Then…

Isn’t It About Time We Ban Hand Held Devices While Driving in Every Idaho City?

Isn’t It About Time We Ban Hand Held Devices While Driving in Every Idaho City?

After weeks of debate and public hearings, The Meridian City Council has approved an ordinance that prohibits the use of mobile devices and cellphones while driving within Meridian city limits. The ordinance passed Tuesday night (10/22). But it didn’t pass easily. It required Mayor Tammy deWeerd to cast the tie-breaking vote. The ban goes into…