Category Archives: Local News

Idaho adds almost 1,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday

Idaho adds almost 1,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday

Idaho added a 987 new coronavirus cases Wednesday for a total of 55,650. Idaho’s hotspots are Ada, Bonneville, Canyon, Madison, and Kootenai Counties. Ada County has the highest number of cases so far this week with 407 and Canyon County has 295. There were twelve deaths reported Wednesday in Ada, Bingham, Bonneville, Canyon, Gem, Idaho,…MORE

BSU will be home to new Idaho Election Cybersecurity Center

BSU will be home to new Idaho Election Cybersecurity Center

Boise State University experts received $500,000 from the Idaho Secretary of State to create the Idaho Election Cybersecurity Center, or INSURE. An interdisciplinary team of Boise State cybersecurity, computer science and political science experts will recommend and develop tools, technologies and policies to protect elections in Idaho from cyber or information attacks, a press release…MORE

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee sets first meeting

COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee sets first meeting

Governor Brad Little announced the membership of the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, which will have its first meeting Friday. “The availability of a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is one of the biggest hurdles in getting our lives closer to normal. Here in Idaho, we have been planning for months for the distribution of the…MORE

Colder weather ahead for Treasure Valley

Colder weather ahead for Treasure Valley

  Spoiled with nice weather over the past several days, we’re now looking at some significant changes to the weather pattern later in the week. The first in a series of storm systems will move from the northwest into the area beginning today. The mist significant changes for midweek will be blustery winds Wednesday followed…MORE

Republicans look to keep Idaho Red

Republicans look to keep Idaho Red

  Idaho is still a “Red State” – but Democrats are doing what they can to change that this election. Democratic challengers Rudy Soto and Paulette Jordan outraised the Republican incumbents in the most recent quarter, but both incumbent 1st District Rep. Russ Fulcher and Sen. Jim Risch still have plenty of campaign money in…MORE

MWC cancels game after New Mexico is unable to participate at Colorado State

MWC cancels game after New Mexico is unable to participate at Colorado State

  Boise State is set to host it’s first football game of the season on Saturday night against Utah State. However, the Mountain West did not even get to it’s first scheduled games of the year before they have already had to call off a game. Due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 virus and…MORE

Motion to Dismiss hearing postponed in Chad Daybell case

Motion to Dismiss hearing postponed in Chad Daybell case

A hearing to discuss a Motion to Dismiss in Chad Daybell’s will now be held in November, according to court documents. According to court documents, Daybell and his attorney requested to reset the date for the hearing, saying, “the parties just recently received the preliminary hearing transcript and additional time is needed to review said…MORE

IEA launched anonymous hotline for teachers

IEA launched anonymous hotline for teachers

The Idaho Education Association launched an anonymous hotline Tuesday for teachers to report risky health situations. The Health and Safety Report Hotline allows educators to anonymously report situations and activities that put the health of educators and students at risk. “Since school buildings reopened, we have heard reports from educators in many areas of the…MORE

West Ada goes back to school Wednesday

West Ada goes back to school Wednesday

School is set to resume tomorrow in the West Ada School District. In-person will be Team 2: www.westada.org/AlternatingDaySchedules. West Ada School District is committed to balancing in person learning, the safety of its students and teachers and Covid-19 protocols. Over the past few days, the focus has been specifically working with the West Ada Education…MORE

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG: The Battleground States

Worthington BLOG: The Battleground States

The Battleground States By Rick Worthington 10/12/2020   Idaho is a RED STATE. Very Red. I hereby am ready to call Idaho and it’s mere 4 electoral votes for Donald Trump and Republicans in the 2020 Presidential Election. I am not walking out on a limb, because Idaho is not a swing state, or Battleground…

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

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…