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Idaho set to pay legal fees following birth certificate changes

Idaho set to pay legal fees following birth certificate changes

A federal judge has ordered the state of Idaho to pay over $321,000 in legal fees stemming from a lawsuit over a bill the Idaho Legislature passed in 2020 regarding birth certificate changes. The issue went before the Board of Examiners Subcommittee meeting this week and will go to the full board for a vote…MORE

600 Idaho National Guard soldiers deploy

600 Idaho National Guard soldiers deploy

Soldiers in the Idaho National Guard said their goodbyes to their families before they boarded a plane and started a one-year deployment that will take them to the Middle East. More than 600 soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are now in Fort Bliss for 45 days of training before they head to…MORE

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says nine people in Idaho have Monkeypox

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says nine people in Idaho have Monkeypox

So far, nine people in Idaho have gotten monkeypox. To date, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has received about 1,000 vaccine doses with more on the way next week. At the same time, the state has expanded eligibility for the vaccine beyond post-exposure contacts to include people at high risk. Eight of the…MORE

Canyon County proposed budget includes big raises for employees

Canyon County proposed budget includes big raises for employees

Canyon County’s human resources director says the county government has a serious problem: Employees are resigning constantly because of stagnant, uncompetitive pay and stress from overwork as 64 positions remain unfilled. The Idaho Statesman reports, a drastic solution was proposed last week in which Canyon County would give every one of it’s workers a $12,000-per-year…MORE

Micron Plans $40 Billion U.S. Investment Through End of Decade

Micron Plans $40 Billion U.S. Investment Through End of Decade

Micron Technology says it will invest $40 billion in memory manufacturing in the U.S., thanks to the semiconductor-industry subsidy President Joe Biden signed Tuesday. Micron said in a news release, the investment will create about 40,000 U.S. jobs, including approximately 5,000 highly paid technical and operational roles at Micron and 35,000 support and community jobs.…MORE

Driver spotted on video siphoning fuel at RC Willey in Meridian

Driver spotted on video siphoning fuel at RC Willey in Meridian

The price of fuel might be better than it was a few weeks ago, but it’s still high. Detectives would like to have a little chat with the driver of a gold pickup truck went to the RC Willey off Eagle Road early Tuesday morning and was seen siphoning diesel from delivery trucks parked near…MORE

Judge to hear DOJ lawsuit over Idaho’s abortion trigger law on Aug. 22

Judge to hear DOJ lawsuit over Idaho’s abortion trigger law on Aug. 22

A hearing will take place on Aug. 22nd for the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Idaho over its abortion trigger law. The Department of Justice filed the lawsuit against Idaho on Aug. 2nd, saying the state’s ban on nearly all abortions — which is scheduled to go into effect on Aug.…MORE

Boise Mayor McLean to attend White House bill signing ceremony

Boise Mayor McLean to attend White House bill signing ceremony

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean will attend President Joe Biden’s bill signing ceremony for the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 at the White House. Passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives last month, the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act will provide more than $52 billion in funding for semiconductor manufacturing, scientific…MORE

Ada County board declines option to increase property taxes 3 percent for FY2023

Ada County board declines option to increase property taxes 3 percent for FY2023

The Ada County Board of Commissioners have declined an allowable 3 percent increase in its 2023 fiscal year budget. The commission made the announcement on the county website Monday. Commissioners said online, “Everything is significantly more expensive, from food and fuel to building materials and services we all count on every day. That’s why the…MORE

Excessive Heat Warning issued for Treasure Valley

Excessive Heat Warning issued for Treasure Valley

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT /11 AM PDT/ SUNDAY… …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /11 AM PDT/ TO 9 PM MDT /8 PM PDT/ SUNDAY… * WHAT…For the Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 109. For the Heat Advisory, temperatures up to 106. *…MORE

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670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

670 KBOI GUEST BLOG: Governor Brad Little

Biden’s vaccine mandate is not the solution By Governor Brad Little Americans are deeply divided on COVID-19 and the response to it. Public health has turned political, there’s no doubt about it. But the situation playing out in hospitals across the country isn’t up for debate. There are more patients in need of critical care…

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…