Category Archives: Local News

House passes resolution to preserve the name ‘Chicken Dinner Road’

House passes resolution to preserve the name ‘Chicken Dinner Road’

On a voice vote, the House has passed Rep. Scott Syme’s resolution honoring “Chicken Dinner Road” in Caldwell for its historic name, and urging that the name never be changed. “This resolution is not about chickens,” Syme told the House, after reading the resolution; you can read it here. “This is about preserving history in…MORE

Chad and Lori Daybell found in Hawaii

Chad and Lori Daybell found in Hawaii

  Chad and Lori Daybell have been located in Hawaii. EastIdahoNews.com was the first to report the two were located in Kauai, and pulled over. Hawaiian law enforcement, in cooperation with federal and eastern Idaho authorities, served several search warrants – which included the Daybells’ townhome in Princeville, Hawaii and the rental car they were…MORE

Idaho moms to speak with lawmakers about gun safety today

Idaho moms to speak with lawmakers about gun safety today

  Moms in Boise to Oppose School Firearm Proposal BOISE, Idaho — Idaho moms are in Boise today to speak with lawmakers about gun safety. They want legislators to oppose measures that would allow anyone with an enhanced concealed permit to carry guns at Idaho public schools. Enhanced permits require more training to obtain than…MORE

Medicaid coverage passes 60,000 residents in Idaho

Medicaid coverage passes 60,000 residents in Idaho

  The number of Idaho residents who have signed up for Medicaid under the state’s voter-approved expanded coverage has passed 60,000. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare posted updated numbers, saying the agency estimates 91,000 residents meet requirements. Coverage started Jan. 1st, but enrollment is year-round. Voters authorized Medicaid expansion in 2018 with an…MORE

Nampa Police says violent crimes are down

Nampa Police says violent crimes are down

In the year since Nampa police adopted a more proactive approach to policing, the department saw a significant decrease in property and violent crimes. Part of that effort was adopting a nationwide program called CompStat. The Idaho Press reports, the program helps sort real-time data to spot crime patterns, trends or problems, which police departments…MORE

Ada County Comissioners listen to resident’s issues with growth

Ada County Comissioners listen to resident’s issues with growth

Growth in the Treasure Valley brings both opportunities and problems. Ada County Commissioners hosted a get-together to hear the concerns of residents. The people CBS 2 News spoke with at the meeting all live in the northeast part of Ada County. This is what they’re worried about: lack of money in budgets, poor management, and…MORE

Idaho State Police releases 2019 legislative report on sexual assault kits in state

Idaho State Police releases 2019 legislative report on sexual assault kits in state

Idaho State Police on Monday released its 2019 legislative report on sexual assault kit tracking and the agency’s progress in testing all new and previously unsubmitted kits in the state, writes Idaho Press reporter Olivia Heersink. Matthew Gamette, director of ISP’s Forensic Services, said by phone on Thursday almost 1,000 unsubmitted kits — which had…MORE

Religious Freedom Day Bill Printed in House

Religious Freedom Day Bill Printed in House

On Thursday, House State Affairs printed a Religious Freedom Day resolution sponsored by Representative Jake Ellis. The resolution declares January 16 Religious Freedom Day in Idaho. National Religious Freedom Day is proclaimed on January 16 in a yearly statement by the President of the United States since 1993. On January 16, 1786, the Virginia General…MORE

Representative Melissa Wintrow Introduces Equal Rights Amendment

Representative Melissa Wintrow Introduces Equal Rights Amendment

On Thursday, Representative Melissa Wintrow introduced the Equal Rights Amendment as a personal bill in the House. The Joint Resolution would amend Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Idaho to include sex equality. The Equal Rights Amendment would add Section 24 to Article 1, outlining that equality of rights and responsibilities under law shall…MORE

Judge Denies Treasurer’s Motion to Appeal Lawsuit

Judge Denies Treasurer’s Motion to Appeal Lawsuit

The Idaho House Republican Caucus is again applauding a Judge’s decision against the State Treasurer. “This is yet another ruling that the Treasurer’s repeated efforts to dismiss our claims are futile,” said Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. “We continue to hope that she realizes her errors, starts following state law, and stops wasting everyone’s…MORE

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Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter

Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter

Coach Harsin: Just worry about the things that matter By Rick Worthington   The Mountain West made a sweetheart deal with Boise State a number of years ago when the Broncos agreed to stay in the MWC.  The deal was this:  Boise State could negotiate the TV rights to it’s home football games and keep the…

Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Guest Blog-District 18-Representative Ilana Rubel-Clean Slate

Idahoans Deserve a Second Chance Representative Ilana Rubel/(D-Boise) and Senator Dave Lent/(R-Idaho Falls) Our criminal justice system is intended to ensure there is an appropriate penalty associated with crime. We refer to this as paying one’s debt to society. However, under some of Idaho’s current laws, the payment never seems to stop. Our courts assign…

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Guest Blog – District 8 Representative Dorothy Moon – Common Core

Idahoans won’t be ignored about Common Core Common Core is exactly what we thought it was. Try telling that to the Idaho State Board of Education, though. The board’s members won’t hear you . Idaho adopted Common Core standards earlier this decade in hopes that the latest federal education package would solve what ails Idaho…

Guest Blog – District 8 Senator Steve Thayn – Common Core

Guest Blog – District 8 Senator Steve Thayn – Common Core

I have been accused of being in favor of Common Core. This is incorrect. I am actively working to change and correct many of the underlying problems with Common Core and public education in general. First, let me list what I am opposed to: 1. I oppose the federalization of education and curriculum. 2. I…