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Boise State hosts Utah State on Saturday

Boise State hosts Utah State on Saturday

  Boise State will come out the mid-week bye with a home matchup against Utah State. Utah State is currently alone in second place in the Mountain West standings with an 11-3 record. You can hear the game on 670 KBOI, as the two teams will square off at Taco Bell Arena on Saturday, at…MORE

Suspects in rape case ask judge to reduce bond

Suspects in rape case ask judge to reduce bond

  Two of the four suspects accused of raping an 18-year-old woman inside a vehicle in Kuna earlier this month have asked a judge to reduce their bond. According to Idaho court records, Swedi Iyombelo and Elias Lupango have filed a motion to have their bonds reduced which was set at $250,000. Deputies say an…MORE

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

Arrest made in connection to 1995 Burley cold case murder of Regina Krieger

Arrest made in connection to 1995 Burley cold case murder of Regina Krieger

  A Burley man has been arrested in connection with the 1995 murder of a 14-year-old girl. Police have charged Gilberto Rodriguez with first-degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of Regina Krieger, who disappeared from the basement of her Burley home on Feb. 28, 1995. The girls body was discovered on the bank…MORE

The Idaho Legislature will not “Add The Words” this year

The Idaho Legislature will not “Add The Words” this year

  The Idaho Legislature will not Add The Words this year. Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill said Wednesday that he believes progress has been made on the effort to protect LGBT people from discrimination while also protecting religious freedoms, but he believes there isn’t time this legislative session to come to an agreement. In…MORE

Some schools are closed today due to student and teacher illnesses

Some schools are closed today due to student and teacher illnesses

Have you had your flu shot yet? Liberty, Victory and Legacy charter schools will be closed today (Thursday) and Friday due to an excessive number of student absences from illness. The flu and strep throat are the culprits for the closure, according to a statement from the Nampa School District. The schools will re-open Monday.…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 connection to a murder case in Colorado

Idaho connection to a murder case in Colorado

  There is an Idaho connection to a murder case in Colorado. A man accused of beating the mother of his child to death with a baseball bat tried to persuade his new girlfriend from Idaho (Twin Falls) to kill her three times before he took the matter into his own hands, investigators said. Patrick…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…