Category Archives: Local News

Oregon group continues to push to move borders and join Idaho

Oregon group continues to push to move borders and join Idaho

  Idaho is a very RED STATE, while Oregon on the other hand is very BLUE. Some rural Oregonians who are tired of living in a blue state want to change the map in order to join Idaho. They say they want to maintain their rural values and join a Republican majority state. Last year,…MORE

Work begins on intersection of State Highway 44 and Eagle Road

Work begins on intersection of State Highway 44 and Eagle Road

  Work began Monday night on an $8.9 million renovation to the intersection of State Highway 44 and Eagle Road. The Idaho Transportation Department is trying to increase the natural flow of the intersection to improve mobility and safety. CBS 2 News reports, thousands of cars travel through the intersection daily, which connects Highway 55…MORE

Boise State plans to host in-person commencement ceremonies

Boise State plans to host in-person commencement ceremonies

  Boise State plans to host in-person commencement ceremonies this spring. BSU announced it will have three in-person events on May 7 and May 8 at Albertsons Stadium for current grads and those impacted by 2020 canceled ceremonies. The ceremonies will be held with several COVID-19 precautions, including social distancing and face covering requirements. The…MORE

Meridian City Council set to decide on new Fire Chief

Meridian City Council set to decide on new Fire Chief

  Meridian will soon have a new fire chief, pending a vote by the City Council tomorrow. Mayor Robert Simison announced Thursday that his pick to be the Meridian Fire Department’s next leader — Kristopher Blume — will be voted on during Tuesday’s council meeting. CBS 2 News reports, the decision ultimately rests with the…MORE

Scentsy adding new buildings to Meridian campus

Scentsy adding new buildings to Meridian campus

  One local business is doing pretty well during these difficult days. Scentsy announced it is adding two new buildings and expanding a third on its campus in Meridian.  Scentsy released information about the new buildings saying they will be storage warehouses. Scentsy is also expanding its existing fragrance oil storage building. All facilities are…MORE

House Dems unveil their own tax proposal

House Dems unveil their own tax proposal

The Idaho Press reports that a day after a major tax-cut bill backed by House GOP leaders was introduced, House Democrats unveiled their own “Idaho Working Families Agenda” that instead calls for property tax relief for homeowners and seniors; an increase in the child tax credit and more. The plan also includes: more school funding…MORE

Hospitalized Idaho Senator released after COVID-19 diagnosis

Hospitalized Idaho Senator released after COVID-19 diagnosis

Sen. Van Burtenshaw was released from Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls Thursday, after being hospitalized on Tuesday and listed in fair condition due to complications related to COVID-19. Burtenshaw’s wife said he’s feeling much better and plans to return next week, probably the middle of the week when he’s cleared. The Idaho…MORE

Boise’s overall crime rate is down

Boise’s overall crime rate is down

Boise Police said overall crime was down 9 percent in the growing capital city due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The department said the overall decline over the last few decades is also related to BPD’s growing community policing efforts. CBS2 reports the Boise Police Department released its annual report to the community…MORE

Canyon County assessor wants property tax funding DMV staff

Canyon County assessor wants property tax funding DMV staff

The Canyon County assessor is requesting property tax funding to add four full-time and two temporary staff members to the Division of Motor Vehicles. Assessor Brian Stender said the estimated total cost is $121,000 for the new positions. Originally, Stender requested an increase in administrative fees, but the need for new staff is immediate as…MORE

Two Ada County Commissioners criticized over Facebook post

Two Ada County Commissioners criticized over Facebook post

Two Ada County Commissioners released a statement on the passing of radio host Rush Limbaugh on the county’s main Facebook account. The feedback has been highly critical. CBS2 reports the post received almost 700 mostly negative comments as of late Wednesday — many on the commissioner’s choice of platform. The post featured a prepared statement…MORE

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Blogs

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…