Category Archives: Local News

More spectators at school sporting events

More spectators at school sporting events

More spectators will be returning to local school sports. Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Wednesday said he is asking the State Board of Education to change its high school athletic plan to allow more fans at sporting events. The Governor said all of the decisions related to the Idaho Rebounds plan have been rooted in…MORE

Hazardous waste mobile collection site available Thursday

Hazardous waste mobile collection site available Thursday

The City of Boise’s Curb-It program holds a free All Household Hazardous Waste mobile collection site one day per month throughout the year. The Idaho Department of Transportation on West State Street is this month’s collection site. Today from noon to 7pm you can drop off hazardous waste such as electronics, pesticides, cleaning supplies, paints,…MORE

Idaho State Police says it’s continuing to make progress processing sexual assault kits

Idaho State Police says it’s continuing to make progress processing sexual assault kits

Idaho State Police said it made progress processing and tracking sexual assault kits in 2020 despite COVID-related issues. The state police for several years has been working to catch up on the backlog. On Wednesday, ISP released its 2020 sexual assault legislative report, which shows the number of kits collected “remained fairly constant’ since 2017,…MORE

Gary Van Tol Returns as Manager of the Boise Hawks

Gary Van Tol Returns as Manager of the Boise Hawks

  Former Boise State baseball coach Gary Van Tol will return for his second stint as the manager of the Boise Hawks. The Boise Hawks announced Tuesday that Van Tol would return – following 10 years he spent with the club when it was affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. During that time, he led the…MORE

Gas Prices Headed Up in Idaho

Gas Prices Headed Up in Idaho

  Fuel prices are back on the rise in Idaho and throughout the country. On Tuesday, AAA Idaho says prices are increasing due to the rising price of crude oil. Today, Idaho drivers are paying an average of $2.27 for regular, which is three cents more than a month ago but 34 cents cheaper than…MORE

Gov. Little accelerates COVID-19 vaccine administration across Idaho

Gov. Little accelerates COVID-19 vaccine administration across Idaho

Governor Brad Little announced Tuesday he will seek to increase the number of available Idaho National Guard personnel from 250 to 400 guardsmen later this week to aid in Idaho’s pandemic response. The additional guardsmen will assist in vaccine distribution. “Our women and men in the Idaho National Guard have stepped in to meet critical…MORE

Idaho Senator C. Scott Grow wants to make marijuana illegal forever

Idaho Senator C. Scott Grow wants to make marijuana illegal forever

The Idaho Press reported that any “psychoactive drug” that was illegal in Idaho in 2020 could never be legalized, under a constitutional amendment proposed Monday by Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle. Saying his proposal “protects the Idaho way of life,” Grow told the Senate State Affairs Committee, “Neighboring states have legalized controlled substances, to the…MORE

US Rep. Raul Labrador nominated again to sit on the CDH Board

US Rep. Raul Labrador nominated again to sit on the CDH Board

After announcing it would reconsider its choice, the Ada County Commission again Tuesday voted to nominate former U.S. Rep. Raúl Labrador to sit on the Central District Health Board. The Idaho Press reported the reconsideration apparently stemmed from concerns that new Republican commissioners Rod Beck and Ryan Davidson violated open meeting laws while privately discussing…MORE

New Variant of COVID-19 Discovered in Oregon

New Variant of COVID-19 Discovered in Oregon

  Health officials in Oregon discovered this weekend the new variant of COVID-19 that is more contagious is officially in the Pacific Northwest, which is the last thing health experts wanted to see. The University of Portland explained Saturday that a staffer who tested positive had been in quarantine since Monday, when they originally tested…MORE

Two dead following house fire on Lemhi Street

Two dead following house fire on Lemhi Street

Following up on a story we told you about on Friday… A woman who has hospitalized Friday morning after escaping a house fire on West Lemhi Street has died from her injuries over the weekend. A man who was also in the house during the fire died Friday after being removed from the home by…MORE

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Blogs

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…

670 KBOI Guest BLOG:  IEA President Layne McInelly

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: IEA President Layne McInelly

670 KBOI Guest BLOG: IEA President Layne McInelly Governor’s Budget Shows Promise, but Lacks Bold Vision Needed “Governor Little’s budget proposal checks some important boxes, but it lacks the bold vision and initiative Idaho students deserve.  Idaho’s prosperous economy, a budget surplus of more than $600 million, and a growing population make this an ideal time…

Worthington BLOG: Are you part of problem?

Worthington BLOG: Are you part of problem?

By Rick Worthington 1/7/21 Are you part of problem? If you believe violence is the solution to political disagreement, you are part of the problem. If you believe rioting and looting is ok, you are part of the problem. If you hate somebody based on race or religion, you are part of the problem. If…

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…