Category Archives: Local News

DHW’s new website focused on helping Idahoans find services

DHW’s new website focused on helping Idahoans find services

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has developed and launched a new and improved website on Sunday, Oct. 18. The new site is focused on helping Idahoans find the services and information they need at critical, vulnerable points in their lives so they can get back to living their best lives. The new site is audience-centric,…MORE

No school Tuesday October 20th in West Ada School District

No school Tuesday October 20th in West Ada School District

The West Ada School District has posted on their website that there will be NO School, ALL grades, ALL Schools on Tuesday, October 20th. This includes students who would have come in-person, all students enrolled in Virtual School House, and students who would have been learning remotely. Today hundreds of  West Ada School District teachers…MORE

Trump rally brings hundreds of people together Saturday in Boise

Trump rally brings hundreds of people together Saturday in Boise

  Several hundred people rallied in support of President Donald Trump in downtown Boise on Saturday. Several Republican candidates for office spoke to the crowd gathered at Ann Morrison Park. Then, a caravan of vehicles, most of which sported a variety of Trump and American flags, headed for downtown Boise. Hundreds of cars circulated the…MORE

Boise School District looks to upgrade older schools

Boise School District looks to upgrade older schools

  The Boise School District is upgrading its schools and infrastructure. A $172.5 million bond passed in 2017 to make Boise School District buildings and systems more secure and adaptable. The Boise School District tells CBS 2 News their goal in the next 5 years is to do extensive renovations and additions for older schools.…MORE

Idaho gas prices 19 cents higher than national average

Idaho gas prices 19 cents higher than national average

  Idaho gas prices are around 19 cents higher than the national average. According to AAA, as of Sunday, the national average is about $2.17 while Idaho’s average is around $2.36. A year ago Sunday, Idaho’s average was $2.84 meaning Idaho’s gas prices have dropped 48 cents. AAA says nationally, gas demand has dropped, causing…MORE

West Ada School District teachers call in sick, school canceled Monday

West Ada School District teachers call in sick, school canceled Monday

Idaho’s largest school district will not hold classes on Monday, after 652 teachers called in sick, leaving 500 unfilled positions. CBS2 reports hundreds of teachers are taking a sick day for Monday, according to the West Ada School District, one day after the board voted in favor of a hybrid schedule. A spokeswoman for the…MORE

Idaho has almost 1,100 new coronavirus cases Friday

Idaho has almost 1,100 new coronavirus cases Friday

Idaho added a record setting 1,094 new coronavirus cases Friday for a total of 51,704. The counties with the highest number of cases so far this week are Ada County with 513, Madison County with 419, Bonneville County with 360, Twin Falls County with 351, and Canyon County with 346. There were six deaths reported…MORE

Ada County early in-person voting on Saturdays

Ada County early in-person voting on Saturdays

Ada County Elections will offer early in-person voting Saturday for the upcoming Nov. 3 General Election. Saturday early voting will be available at the Ada County Elections Office, Boise Basque Center, Meridian City Hall and the Hope Lutheran Church in Eagle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following Saturday will also be open. “This…MORE

Idaho now has over 50,000 COVID-19 cases

Idaho now has over 50,000 COVID-19 cases

Idaho added 718 new coronavirus cases Thursday for a total of 50,610. Idaho’s hotspots are Ada, Madison, Bonneville, Canyon, and Twin Falls Counties. These counties have the highest number of cases so far this week. There was one death Thursday in Payette County, for a total of 517 dead due to the virus in the…MORE

West Ada School Board votes in favor of alternating school schedule

West Ada School Board votes in favor of alternating school schedule

West Ada School Board members voted in favor of moving to an alternating schedule for students while the district is still in the “red” category for cases of COVID-19. Board members voted 3-1 with one abstention in a special board meeting Thursday afternoon. CBS2 reports the meeting was called after Trustee Ed Klopfenstein abruptly resigned…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…