Category Archives: Local News

Boise School District reports error on absentee ballots for trustee election

Boise School District reports error on absentee ballots for trustee election

The Boise School District is reporting an error on recently mailed absentee ballots for the upcoming 2020 trustee election happening on Sept. 1. According to school officials, the return envelopes, included in the ballots, were printed incorrectly. CBS2 reports the school district said it’s working to correct the issue and will re-issue roughly 28,000 absentee…MORE

Census Bureau adapts operations to ensure everyone is counted

Census Bureau adapts operations to ensure everyone is counted

As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census. “We are taking steps and adapting our operations to make sure everyone…MORE

Additional funds to feed families in need, protect Idahoans in long-term care facilities

Additional funds to feed families in need, protect Idahoans in long-term care facilities

Governor Brad Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) approved additional funds today (Friday 8/14/2020)  to support community food banks and residents of long-term care facilities. The Idaho Foodbank will receive $2.56 million to serve struggling families across Idaho, and Idaho’s long-term care facilities will receive an additional $10 million to cover their costs in keeping residents and workers as…MORE

Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows

Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows

  Mortgage rates remain at all-time lows even with a slight bump up over the last week. U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week but remained at historically low levels. The key 30-year loan stayed below 3%. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year home loan increased to…MORE

Idaho Long-term Care Facilities Need Workers

Idaho Long-term Care Facilities Need Workers

  Idaho’s long-term care facilities are facing massive shortages in labor, putting some near the brink of closure. The Idaho Health Care Association estimated Thursday that Idaho’s elder care facilities need at least 1,500 caregivers, 750 nurses and 500 other support staff. Robert Vande Merwe, with the Idaho Health Care Association says, people don’t realize…MORE

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney reacts to LDS First Presidency letter

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney reacts to LDS First Presidency letter

The attorney for Lori Vallow Daybell says a letter sent from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Presidency to local leaders last week is “alarming and concerning.” EastIdahoNews.com reports Mark Means issued a five-page response Thursday after church leaders Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring released a letter…MORE

How to take care of your face mask

How to take care of your face mask

  With a majority of states and businesses mandating face coverings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and more research emerging that supports wearing them, masks have become an essential commodity. Now, masks of all shapes and styles as well as other types of reusable coverings can be easily purchased online and in…MORE

Governor Little supports mayors and health districts

Governor Little supports mayors and health districts

  Governor Brad Little supports mayors and health districts in implementing additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. In a statement provided to CBS2 News, a spokeswoman addressed the state’s response to the novel coronavirus, a day after each county in Idaho reported at least one case. “Ada, Canyon, Twin Falls, Bonneville, and Kootenai…MORE

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Tracking West Nile virus

Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District Tracking West Nile virus

  The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District needs help from the public in decreasing the risk of spreading West Nile virus. The virus was detected in mosquitoes in Nampa on Aug. 6th. The Idaho Press reports, the district has tested 928 pools in the county this season for West Nile virus and seven have tested…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

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…