Category Archives: Local News

Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

  Local hospitals are warning about an increase in coronavirus cases. Health care leaders say in-patient Covid admissions have doubled at St. Luke’s in recent weeks and Saint Alphonsus and Primary Health are seeing similar numbers. During a video conference Thursday, leaders from all three health organizations said they’re concerned about the future, and say…MORE

Bootleg Fire grows to nearly 400,000 acres burned

Bootleg Fire grows to nearly 400,000 acres burned

Oregon’s largest wildfire so far this season, the Bootleg Fire, has burned nearly 400,000 acres spreading approximately four square miles a day across the southern parts of the state. It appears the fire is now about 40% contained, with new estimates expected later today. Officials now say they believe the cause of the Bootleg Fire…MORE

Complaints say Giddings fell short of high standards expected of a representative

Complaints say Giddings fell short of high standards expected of a representative

There is more information available today about the ethics complaints filed against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. The Idaho Press reports – more than a third of Idaho House members have accused Rep. Giddings of engaging in behavior that’s “detrimental to the dignity and integrity of the House.” Two recent ethics complaints say Giddings fell short of…MORE

Ada County Coroner releases identity of woman shot in Nampa

Ada County Coroner releases identity of woman shot in Nampa

Following up on a story we told you about last week, as a Nampa woman has now been identified after being shot and killed last week. The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Dawn Simpson. Last Friday, authorities say they were called to investigate a trespassing complaint on Teakwood Drive in Nampa. When…MORE

House Ethics Committee to hold hearing over complains against Rep. Giddings

House Ethics Committee to hold hearing over complains against Rep. Giddings

The House Ethics Committee has received two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, alleging conduct unbecoming of a representative. The ethics committee conducted a preliminary investigation and found probable cause does exist that misconduct may have occurred regarding a portion of each complaint. The Idaho Press reports, one complaint was filed by a mix of Republicans…MORE

Boise State predicted to top Mountain Division in the Mountain West preseason poll

  For the ninth-straight season, Boise State is predicted to top the Mountain Division in the Mountain West’s preseason poll. This marks every campaign since joining the MW in 2011, the Broncos were voted on by media to claim either the conference or the division crown. The Broncos received 23 of 25 first-place votes with…MORE

Orange Air Quality Advisory for Southwest Idaho and the Treasure Valley

Orange Air Quality Advisory for Southwest Idaho and the Treasure Valley

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued an Orange Air Quality Advisory for southwest Idaho and the Treasure Valley because of high pollutant levels associated with smoke impacts. The “orange” category is unhealthy for sensitive groups, according to the Department. Air pollutants can cause breathing difficulties for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.…MORE

Boise State to sell alcohol at Albertsons Stadium during football games

Boise State to sell alcohol at Albertsons Stadium during football games

Boise State is no longer a dry campus. Boise State announced on Monday, they will sell alcohol inside the general seating areas of Albertsons Stadium for football games this fall. Details on brands and prices were not included in Monday’s announcement, but Boise State confirmed acohol will be available at kiosks throughout the stadium, and…MORE

Fire destroys home in Boise

Fire destroys home in Boise

Two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries after a fire destroyed a Boise home early Monday. Boise Fire is investigating what caused the house fire in southwest Boise that destroyed the home and left multiple people injured. Flames broke out at a home on the 10000 block of Huntwood Drive just after 2 a.m. on Monday…MORE

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670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little Idaho to help secure U.S.-Mexico border because Biden won’t July 7, 2021 Last week I announced my plan to send Idaho State Police (ISP) troopers to Arizona to help secure the United States-Mexico border and curb the flow of illegal drugs into Idaho due to failed Biden-Harris immigration…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Speaker of the House Scott Bedke

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Speaker of the House Scott Bedke

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Speaker of the House Scott Bedke   Happy Birthday, Idaho – Let’s Celebrate and Maintain the Idaho Way BY: Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, Oakley There is no better place to live, work, and raise a family than Idaho. As a proud Idaho native who believes, promotes and lives our…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little     It’s more important than ever to tell teachers we value them By Governor Brad Little It is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country, and while one week is hardly enough time to show our teachers how much we value them, it is a good opportunity to…

Worthington BLOG: Boise State Football and the NFL Draft

Worthington BLOG: Boise State Football and the NFL Draft

Worthington BLOG: Boise State Football and the NFL Draft 4/29/21   The NFL Draft is what I consider the best non-sports sporting event of the year.  I wish I knew a better way to say it. Consider it like this, what other event gets sports fans fired up without ever seeing a team even take the…