Category Archives: Local News

Governor Little calls the Idaho Legislature into special session

Governor Little calls the Idaho Legislature into special session

Gov. Brad Little announced Wednesday that he’ll call the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session on Aug. 24, though specific topics still are being negotiated. The Idaho Press reports the topics “could include the November general election and liability reform during emergencies,” the governor said in a brief announcement. However, the governor also informed…MORE

Football Season Moves Forward as MWC Announces Revised Plan For Fall Sports

Football Season Moves Forward as MWC Announces Revised Plan For Fall Sports

There is some good news to report today, for Boise State and College football fans. The Mountain West announced today a revised fall sports plan, which includes the plan for football.  The plan calls for an eight Conference game schedule with an option for each member to play two non-conference opponents, if they choose to do so.…MORE

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

  State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the state is working with long term care facilities on creating more robust infection control programs. Of the state’s 210 deaths related to the disease,…MORE

College of Idaho classes will be online only

College of Idaho classes will be online only

  The College of Idaho will still begin classes on Aug. 19th but now the majority of those classes will be taught exclusively online. The Caldwell-based private college was the first Idaho college or university to announce in May its fall plans for in-person classes. Those plans have changed. The Idaho Press reports, the new…MORE

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

  The West Ada School Board has made some decisions regarding the upcoming school year. In a special meeting held Tuesday, the board decided to push the start date of the 2020-2021 school to September 8. Guidance from medical professionals and suggestions from the West Ada School District administration team were taken into consideration before…MORE

President Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law Tuesday morning, which will fund improvements to national parks across the country. KIVI-TV reports the bi-partisan bill passed the U.S. house of Representatives in July by a vote of 310-107. The act will allocate around $9 billion to park maintenance over the next five years. In…MORE

Boise School Board to consider in-person learning for school year

Boise School Board to consider in-person learning for school year

The Boise School Board Tuesday night (8/4) is considering whether in-person learning will take place for the start of the school year, which begins Aug.17. In reaching a decision, the Board will take into consideration guidance from medical professionals, a recommendation from Central District Health, a recommendation from the Boise School District administration, as well as…MORE

Central District Health provides community spread categories for school districts

Central District Health provides community spread categories for school districts

Monday (8/3), Central District Health (CDH) began its official weekly assessment and reporting of categories of community spread for use by school districts in Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties in their decision-making processes and operations for COVID-19. The categories are defined in the Idaho Back to School Framework, as approved by the State Board of Education in early…MORE

Idaho State Board of Education extends waiver on college entrance exam requirements

Idaho State Board of Education extends waiver on college entrance exam requirements

The Idaho State Board of Education extended the waiver on college entrance exam requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year. All post-secondary institutions can now waive the exam requirement for students seeking admissions for next year. KIVI-TV reports, some institutions may still require the exam scores for financial aid evaluations. The Board encourages future students to…MORE

Boise State football set to start fall camp Friday

Boise State football set to start fall camp Friday

  The Boise State football team still plans to start fall camp on Friday. Clarity on the college football season could come today (Tuesday) when the NCAA Board of Governors meets but for now, rules say teams that open the season on Sept. 5 like Boise State can start practices on Friday. The Idaho Press…MORE

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Blogs

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…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 3

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Self Quarantine Week 3 By Rick Worthington 4/3/20 It’s no longer a “Self Quarantine!” Just to recap – my family and I began to “self quarantine” on March 13th. Today is April 3rd, and so much has happened in the last 3 weeks. I’ll start with some personal stuff. (also something I…