Category Archives: Local News

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues approvals for Idaho Medicaid expansion

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues approvals for Idaho Medicaid expansion

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has received approval letters from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for four critical Medicaid state plan amendments. Receipt of these approvals finalizes the formal processes the department will use to work with CMS once people eligible for Medicaid expansion begin receiving services on Jan. 1,…MORE

FDA warns Dollar Tree for importing unsafe drugs from China

FDA warns Dollar Tree for importing unsafe drugs from China

Discount retailer Dollar Tree has been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that some of its over-the-counter drugs are coming from suspect foreign manufacturers. UPI reported that the FDA sent a letter to Dollar Tree saying that some of its pharmaceutical products — sold under the name Assured Brands — were supplied by Chinese firms with a…MORE

Ada County Early Voting Begins Monday, November 18th

Ada County Early Voting Begins Monday, November 18th

Beginning Monday, November 18th, early voting will be available in Ada County for the December 3rd Boise Mayoral Runoff Election. Early voting is available weekdays from Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 29th, except Thanksgiving Day, November 28th. Any voters residing within Boise City may vote at any of the early voting locations. Voters not registered may register and…MORE

Amber Alert cancelled after children found safe

Amber Alert cancelled after children found safe

  Following up on the Amber Alert that was issued in our area on Thursday…Idaho State Police troopers were responsible for finding the three endangered children out of Montana. The Montana Department of Justice had issued an Amber Alert for three siblings from Great Falls who were believed to have been taken overnight by their…MORE

Boise State Football host New Mexico on Saturday night

Boise State Football host New Mexico on Saturday night

  The Boise State football team, ranked No. 19 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls, will host New Mexico in its final regular-season home game, Saturday. Though not initially scheduled, Boise State will be catching New Mexico coming off an open week due to the postponement of its game against Air Force. Since…MORE

Boise State Men’s Basketball hosts UC Irvine tonight

Boise State Men’s Basketball hosts UC Irvine tonight

  Boise State men’s basketball returns home to take on UC Irvine Friday, at ExtraMile Arena. Last season, UC Irvine claimed the Big West regular-season and tournament championships before advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tonight marks the 13th all-time meeting between Boise State and UC Irvine, with the series tied 6-6.…MORE

Brigham Young University-Idaho students can no longer use Medicaid

Brigham Young University-Idaho students can no longer use Medicaid

Brigham Young University-Idaho students can no longer use Medicaid as an acceptable alternative to the student health plan, and university officials refuse to say why. Students learned about the change this month when registering for classes. BYU-Idaho, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, requires students to either have adequate…MORE

An Idaho state senator is urging the public to oppose a likely legislative effort that could lead to political gerrymandering

An Idaho state senator is urging the public to oppose a likely legislative effort that could lead to political gerrymandering

Sen. David Nelson spoke to the League of Women Voters of Moscow on Wednesday and said he expects another push by legislators to add a seventh person to the bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment. The commission is responsible for drawing district boundaries for legislative and congressional elections based on the census. The commission usually has six…MORE

KISS announces 2020 tour date in Boise

KISS announces 2020 tour date in Boise

  Rock n roll legends KISS have announced the last legs of their final tour, the END OF THE ROAD TOUR. KISS has announced the tour will make a stop in Boise at ExtraMile Arena, September 22nd, 2020. Tickets On Sale Friday, November 22nd online at LiveNation.com. A press release explains, KISS is known for…MORE

Nampa area continues to see growth

Nampa area continues to see growth

  Continued population growth in Idaho has led to a boost in housing and commercial development in Nampa. Local officials discussed how this is affecting Nampa and the rest of the Treasure Valley at an economic forum hosted by the Nampa Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The Idaho Press reports, the city’s population — now at…MORE

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Blogs

BLOG: Coach Harsin and “Twitiots”

BLOG: Coach Harsin and “Twitiots”

  Coach Harsin and “Twitiots” By Rick Worthington Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin discussed social media criticism – specifically on Twitter – during his weekly press conference Monday. Coach Harsin coined the phrase “Twitiots” during the presser. It was quite a rant, and to a man, I’m pleased to see coach Harsin defending his…

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…