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All four living former Idaho Governors support Gov. Little’s veto of emergency powers bills

All four living former Idaho Governors support Gov. Little’s veto of emergency powers bills

Governor Brad Little announced today he will veto House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136, the “emergency powers bills” that threaten the safety of Idahoans and the Idaho economy during future emergencies. Former Governors C.L. “Butch” Otter, Jim Risch, Dirk Kempthorne, and Phil Batt all provided statements of support for Governor Little’s vetoes. Governor Little will veto the…MORE

Double masking could limit the spread of COVID-19

Double masking could limit the spread of COVID-19

UPI reports that wearing a disposable medical procedure mask under a cloth face covering significantly reduces the flow of respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth, which could limit the spread of COVID-19, a study published Friday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. So-called “double masking” — or wearing two coverings over the nose and mouth…MORE

Take-back day provides safe disposal of medications

Take-back day provides safe disposal of medications

The Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition (MADC) and Blue Cross of Idaho will be holding a free Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Blue Cross of Idaho parking lot at 3000 E. Pine Avenue in Meridian. As Meridian continues to be conscientious of COVID-19, this event will…MORE

Idaho anti-drug constitutional amendment rejected

Idaho anti-drug constitutional amendment rejected

After a lengthy debate, HJR 4, the anti-drug constitutional amendment that would have required a two-thirds vote of each house to legalize any drug that’s currently illegal – including medical marijuana – the House has rejected the amendment. It needed two-thirds support to be placed on the November 2022 ballot, or 47 “yes” votes in…MORE

Advanced phishing hidden in plain text scam

Advanced phishing hidden in plain text scam

Cybercriminals are using advanced tactics to disguise dangerous malware as harmless text files. Using a phishing email, the bad guys try to trick you into downloading a file attachment named “ReadMe_knl.txt”. Typically, files ending in .txt are plain text documents that can be opened in any text editing software. But in this case, the cybercriminals…MORE

Police believe the body of a missing 8-year-old girl has been found

Police believe the body of a missing 8-year-old girl has been found

  Police in Emmett believe they have found the body of a missing 8-year-old girl from Emmett. The young girl, Taryn Summers, was reported missing earlier this week. Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder held a presser last night where he explained, “a body has been discovered, that body is pending identification, but it is believed…MORE

Destiny Slocum selected 14th overall in WNBA Draft by Las Vegas

Destiny Slocum selected 14th overall in WNBA Draft by Las Vegas

  Former Mountain View graduate Destiny Slocum has made it to the big leagues. The Treasure Valley basketball star was drafted 14th overall in the WNBA Draft to the Las Vegas Aces. The local high school basketball phenom played for Maryland, Oregon State and then later Arkansas. She averaged 15 points a game, 3.9 assists,…MORE

Nampa man accused of assaulting police during U.S. Capitol riot

Nampa man accused of assaulting police during U.S. Capitol riot

  A Nampa man is accused of assaulting police during the Jan. 6th Capitol riot earlier this year. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the FBI arrested Duke Edward Wilson on Wednesday. According to court documents, Wilson went inside the Capitol that afternoon and was seen on YouTube videos forcibly pulling on Capitol doors and was…MORE

Zoo Boise welcomes 3 baby sand cat kittens

Zoo Boise welcomes 3 baby sand cat kittens

Zoo Boise is now caring for 10 percent of the total sand cat population in the world’s zoos. CBS2 reports the zoo welcomed three baby male kittens on April 4. This is both Nala and Simba’s first litter of kittens and the first sand cats ever born at Zoo Boise. “These births are not only important for…MORE

One man dead following standoff on Chinden Blvd.

One man dead following standoff on Chinden Blvd.

  The suspect involved in a standoff with police on Chinden Boulevard is dead. Police say the pursuit began in Caldwell but then went into Ada County where he pointed a gun at Meridian officers who were deploying spike strips. Police used a pit maneuver to get his vehicle to stop. CBS 2 News reports,…MORE

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Worthington BLOG:  The Governor Must Veto SB 1110

Worthington BLOG: The Governor Must Veto SB 1110

By Rick Worthington 4/9/2021   Governor Brad Little – please Veto SB 1110. Do not let the Idaho Legislature silence the people of Idaho. I don’t step out of my lane too often, but I think this is a situation where the more people who voice a concern, the better. The Idaho Legislature has approved…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little   Gov. Little reflects one year of Idaho’s pandemic fight Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a message to the people of Idaho today, reflecting on one year of Idaho’s pandemic fight. Saturday marks one year since Idaho’s first confirmed COVID-19 case. Governor Little’s statement follows: Saturday…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

Biden, Democrat-led Congress seek to punish responsible states like Idaho By Governor Brad Little Our new president and the Democrat-led Congress are seeking to bail out big, poorly-managed states and punish states that have operated responsibly during the pandemic – a step that would saddle Idaho children with even greater debt and suppress economic prosperity…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

  GUEST BLOG 3/3/21 Sustainable transportation funding needed to build Idaho’s future By Governor Brad Little There’s only one thing we all want more of but cannot replenish – time. You will spend almost as much time in traffic in some parts of Idaho as you would in Seattle, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. That…