Category Archives: Local News

Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 26

Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 26

  Idaho’s deadline to request an absentee ballot was extended until May 26. Judge B. Lynn Winmill, U.S. Courts, District of Idaho ruled in favor that the deadline must be extended following complaints that people did not have adequate means or time to request the ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney sent a letter…MORE

Weekend Update:  61 new cases of COVID-19

Weekend Update: 61 new cases of COVID-19

There were 61 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. Idaho is now reporting 2,595 cases. Two people died today, both in Twin Falls County. There have been 79 fatalities in Idaho due to the virus.     Friday 5/22/20 There were 28 new cases of COVID-19 on THURSDAY. Idaho is now reporting 2,534 cases. There have…MORE

Two people in Twin Falls County died from COVID-19

Two people in Twin Falls County died from COVID-19

There were 61 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. Idaho is now reporting 2,595 cases. Two people died today, both in Twin Falls County. There have been 79 fatalities in Idaho due to the virus. 1,008 tests were completed today. In total, 40,370 tests have been administered. Out of the 2,595 cases 1,735 have recovered.MORE

Idaho unemployment reaches record high of 11.5 percent in April

Idaho unemployment reaches record high of 11.5 percent in April

Idaho’s unemployment reached new heights for the month of April. On Friday, state labor officials say the coronavirus has led to an all time Idaho unemployment rate of 11.5 percent for the month of April. The number increased 9 percentage points after a record low of 2.5 percent in March. CBS2 reports during the Great…MORE

May Primary Election on track to have largest voter turnout in Idaho history

May Primary Election on track to have largest voter turnout in Idaho history

Based off of the number of statewide ballot requests, the 2020 May Primary Election is on track to have the largest voter turnout of any non-gubernatorial primary election in Idaho history, with the largest absentee request ever recorded. In total, just over 415,500 Idahoans had requested ballots. This represents almost 46% of the registered voters…MORE

Surgery for Edmo will take place as US Supreme Court considers Idaho’s appeal

Surgery for Edmo will take place as US Supreme Court considers Idaho’s appeal

    Following up on a story we have been watching closely for some time now… The U.S. Supreme Court doubled down on their original ruling to allow a transgender inmate in Idaho to go ahead with sex reassignment surgery. Idaho’s Governor Brad Little announced last week that the state had formally asked the nation’s…MORE

Boise State releases some plans for safely reopening campus

Boise State releases some plans for safely reopening campus

  Boise State has released a initial plan for safely reopening the campus, and moving back to in-person classes in the fall semester if possible. The university announced in March that all summer classes will be virtual. Campus activities and events have been suspended until at least July 5th. The university says the goal is…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 3 By Rick Worthington 4/3/20 It’s no longer a “Self Quarantine!” Just to recap – my family and I began to “self quarantine” on March 13th. Today is April 3rd, and so much has happened in the last 3 weeks. I’ll start with some personal stuff. (also something I…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 2

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine – Week 2 By Rick Worthington 3/24/20 If you did not read my Week 1 Quarantine blog, you can do so HERE.  My family and I began our self quarantine on March 13th. Since then, my wife and girls have been outside to walk around the neighborhood a few…