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McCall mask mandate extended

McCall mask mandate extended

  The mountain community of McCall will continue its facemask mandate. On Thursday, the McCall City Council voted to extend the mask requirement for another 45 days. It’s an enforceable order, with fines possible of $100. Previously, the face-covering mandate would not apply to those with medical exemptions and folks did not need to provide…MORE

Rental Assistance bill heads to governor’s desk

Rental Assistance bill heads to governor’s desk

  A bill to authorize millions of dollars in rental assistance for Idahoans is heading to the governor’s desk. The Idaho Senate voted unanimously Thursday to authorize the spending of $175 million in rental assistance the state was awarded by the COVID-19 relief bill signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27th. That’s final…MORE

San Diego State outlasts Boise State in Overtime 78-66

San Diego State outlasts Boise State in Overtime 78-66

(Courtesy Boise State) Boise State overcame a 17-point deficit to force overtime, but ran out of steam in the extra period at No. 22 San Diego State, suffering a 78-66 loss. RayJ Dennis hit a three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left to send the game to overtime, where the Aztecs outscored the Broncos 15-3. Derrick Alston,…MORE

Early voting now open for March 9th election

Early voting now open for March 9th election

  Early voting is now open for the March 9 election, and Friday is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. On the ballot for the Kuna School District is a two-year supplemental levy of $2.5 million; it would replace the current levy, which is set to expire. Early voting is available Monday through Friday,…MORE

World Center for Birds of Prey set to expand

World Center for Birds of Prey set to expand

  The World Center for Birds of Prey launched the public phase of a $3.2 million capital campaign to expand educational opportunities and exhibits at its interpretive center. The campaign, called HATCHED, raised 84 percent of the funding needed for the project to break ground this summer. The center saw a 48% growth over a…MORE

Hemp legalization bill delayed

Hemp legalization bill delayed

  The House Agricultural Affairs Committee on Wednesday chose to delay a vote on HB 126, a hemp legalization bill, until committee members can collect more information. The primary hang-up was Idaho State Police’s stance on the bill, which was unknown at the time of the meeting. Following the hearing, the Idaho Press reports, it…MORE

Boise State Basketball will get one more home game

Boise State Basketball will get one more home game

  The Mountain West announced today rescheduling updates for the remainder of 2020-21 men’s basketball season. That means Boise State will also get one more home game, with Fresno State now heading to Boise to play the Broncos on Tuesday – March 2nd. Other Mountain West teams will also have an opportunity to make up…MORE

Kristopher Blume confirmed as new Meridian Fire Chief

Kristopher Blume confirmed as new Meridian Fire Chief

  Meridian City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to confirm Kristopher Blume as Meridian’s Fire Chief. Chief Blume is now the 9th Chief to serve the City of Meridian Fire Department. Blume will take the helm in his new role serving his first full day as Chief today — Wednesday, February 24. Originally from Idaho,…MORE

Garden City man accused of killing 2-year-old boy

Garden City man accused of killing 2-year-old boy

  A Garden City man is accused of killing a 2-year-old boy in his care. Aaron Williams was ordered held in the Ada County Jail without bond. Police say Williams was arrested after the toddler was brought to a local clinic Monday afternoon, unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to St. Luke’s in Boise,…MORE

3.5 quake shakes Stanley area

3.5 quake shakes Stanley area

  The rattles continue in central Idaho. While earthquakes are not unusual, when we feel a big quake, we certainly pay attention. The USGS on Monday reported a 3.5 magnitude earthquake near Stanley just after about 3 p.m. The precise location of the quake occurred 7.8 miles east of town. The area has become a…MORE

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Thank you Rush

Thank you Rush

Since 1988, Rush Limbaugh has been the standard bearer for conservative talk. He lit the torch and simultaneously saved talk radio in the process. No talk radio host can deny having some amount of their existence due to the roads cleared by Rush Limbaugh. Rush chose KBOI to be his Boise affiliate radio station in…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG:  Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little   Building Idaho’s future requires looking forward, not back By Governor Brad Little I am sure glad to live in Idaho. We have a proud history and bright future ahead. We have the strongest economy in the nation. We have one of the best employment rates in the country. We…

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Congressman Mike Simpson and Bruce Newcomb

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Congressman Mike Simpson and Bruce Newcomb

  GUEST BLOG:  Idaho Legislature’s actions on emergency declarations endanger Idahoans By Congressman Mike Simpson and Bruce Newcomb,   Former Speakers of the Idaho House of Representatives Boise, ID – “The Idaho Legislature’s attempts to strip not just our current Governor but any future Governor of their ability to lead during an emergency is wrong…

670 KBOI Guest BLOG:  Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra Superintendent Ybarra praises Gov. Little’s continued commitment to education Monday’s State of the State address by Gov. Brad Little offered welcome news to educators and families throughout Idaho. “Investing in Idaho’s public schools continues to be the top priority for Gov. Little, with a particular…