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Jesse Tree interns discover illegal clauses written into leases of Treasure Valley tenants

Jesse Tree interns discover illegal clauses written into leases of Treasure Valley tenants

Case managers and legal interns at Jesse Tree have discovered questionable and illegal clauses written in the leases of Treasure Valley tenants. Jesse Tree is a Boise-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance and case management to households who are unable to pay rent. This summer, Jesse Tree’s legal interns conducted a project looking into the…MORE

Secretary of Veterans Affairs praises Boise VA

Secretary of Veterans Affairs praises Boise VA

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough praised the Boise VA center in a tour with local leaders on Thursday. McDonough told CBS 2 News the Boise facility is among the highest performers they have in the whole country. This was one stop out of the secretary’s visit to see how President Biden’s bipartisan “unity agenda”…MORE

Moose Fire grows to over 37,000 acres

Moose Fire grows to over 37,000 acres

The Moose Fire, now over 37,000 acres, is burning in the Salmon-Challis National Forest about 17 miles north of Salmon, Idaho. Fire managers estimate the blaze is currently only 15% contained as it burns in hreavy grass and timber. The fire started on July 17th and the cause is still unknown. Firefighters continue with structure…MORE

July 27th: One year since Michael Vaughan went missing

July 27th: One year since Michael Vaughan went missing

July 27 will mark one year since 5-year-old Michael Joseph Vaughan went missing from his home in Fruitland. Since then, there have been countless searches by police and community members, but there is still no sign of the little boy. “It’s just been too long. One day was too long. One hour was too long.…MORE

Eastern Idaho elevates fire danger to high

Eastern Idaho elevates fire danger to high

The heat this week in only going to intensify, and that is bad news for firefighters. The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center fire managers have elevated the fire danger rating to high for the surrounding mountains and very high for lowlands. High fire danger means fires start easily and spread rapidly. Fire Managers say after…MORE

Swastikas found near Shadow Hills Elementary

Swastikas found near Shadow Hills Elementary

Paintings of swastikas were found on a bike path near Shadow Hills Elementary School on Sloan Street and Roe Avenue. Boise Police said that BPD received a previous report about the incident back on July 23rd. The Ada County Highway District will clean up the vandalism Tuesday morning. BPD said depending on the investigation and…MORE

First round of grant funding open to expand child care access across Idaho 

First round of grant funding open to expand child care access across Idaho 

The deadline to apply for the first round of child care expansion grants from the Idaho Workforce Development Council is Aug. 1st. Idaho Workforce Development Council Executive Director Wendi Secrist tells the Idaho Capitol Sun – she expects the $15 million in available funding this fiscal year to quickly disappear. During the 2022 legislative session,…MORE

Gov. Little directs $1 million to fight fentanyl now

Gov. Little directs $1 million to fight fentanyl now

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today Idaho will put up to $1 million toward efforts to confront the growing threat of fentanyl in our state. “A trace of fentanyl the size of a grain of salt is enough to kill you, and many times it is laced into other pills or drugs –…MORE

Boise firefighters save Boise residents from two-story house fire

Boise firefighters save Boise residents from two-story house fire

Courtesy CBS 2 News Boise firefighters saved Boise residents from a two-story house fire Saturday morning. At 1:52 a.m., firefighters with the Boise Fire Department were called to a fully involved two-story house fire. The house was on the 1800 block of Londoner Way in Boise. Firefighters say all residents were able to safely get…MORE

Idaho’s record surplus: $1.4 billion. Little promises ‘more tax relief,’ ‘key investments’

Idaho’s record surplus: $1.4 billion. Little promises ‘more tax relief,’ ‘key investments’

Courtesy Idaho Capitol Sun: CLARK CORBIN “Idaho’s economy is red-hot because of the resiliency of our citizens and businesses,”  Little said The state of Idaho officially ended the 2022 fiscal year with a record $1.38 billion surplus, Gov. Brad Little and Idaho Division of Financial Management officials said Friday. “Idaho’s economy is red-hot because of…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…