Category Archives: Local News

Ada County Home Sales Break Records

Ada County Home Sales Break Records

  Ada County’s housing market was a wild one for prospective homebuyers in July, as inventory levels and sales prices continued to break records. Ada County’s median sales price for new and existing single-family homes reached $390,000 in July. Boise Regional Realtors says housing inventory bottomed out at 743 available units. Closed sales hit a…MORE

Petition to Recall Governor Brad Little Fails

Petition to Recall Governor Brad Little Fails

  The effort by some Idahoans to recall Gov. Brad Little after he issued a stay-home order in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic was unsuccessful. Organizers filed a certified petition in June with the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office to recall Little, but that was just the first step in the process of…MORE

34 of 35 Bonneville County Jail inmates tested positive for coronavirus

34 of 35 Bonneville County Jail inmates tested positive for coronavirus

Almost every inmate in a single pod at the Bonneville County Jail tested positive for COVID-19. EastIdahoNews.com reports Bonneville County Sheriff Paul J. Wilde made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference. Wilde says last week, an inmate wasn’t feeling well and asked to be tested. Medical staff performed the test and on Friday, a…MORE

COVID-19 in all 44 counties of Idaho

COVID-19 in all 44 counties of Idaho

The coronavirus pandemic has now reached every corner of Idaho, with all 44 counties reporting cases of COVID-19. CBS2 reported the state’s coronavirus tracking website reported Lewis County as having its first case. It was one of the final counties in the Gem State to not report a single case. Statewide, there were 538 new…MORE

Middleton Road Overpass closes for nine months beginning Friday, August 14

Middleton Road Overpass closes for nine months beginning Friday, August 14

Beginning Friday, August 14 at 10 p.m., I-84 will be closed in both directions between Karcher/Midland in Nampa and Franklin Rd. in Caldwell while crews demolish the Middleton Road Overpass. The closure will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 15. Middleton Road Overpass will remain closed until the project is completed in May 2021. What…MORE

Ada County Commissioners approves fiscal year 2021 budget

Ada County Commissioners approves fiscal year 2021 budget

  Ada County Commissioners on Tuesday approved its fiscal year 2021 budget set at over $284 million dollars. In the budget, the Idaho Press reports, funds will be used to help staff a second driver’s license location, add two deputies to patrol the eastern part of the county (including Lucky Peak), improve communication for emergency…MORE

Coach Bryan Harsin talks to local media about the Broncos’ postponed season

Coach Bryan Harsin talks to local media about the Broncos’ postponed season

  The Boise State 2020 football season was postponed after the Mountain West Conference canceled all fall sports on Monday. Head football coach Bryan Harsin met with local media – and says the news was disappointing for Harsin but not totally unexpected. “Once football begins, the distancing and the way you have to prepare, it’s…MORE

Kuna School District to postpone start of 2020 school year

Kuna School District to postpone start of 2020 school year

  Another school domino has fallen. Kuna School District leaders decided to postpone the start of the 2020 school year in a meeting Tuesday evening. CBS 2 News reports, School will now start Monday, August 31st. The district is implementing a hybrid in-person/online schedule that will consist of different groups of students going to school…MORE

Study Ranks the Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

Study Ranks the Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

Some coverings work better than others when it comes to blocking virus spray You don’t need a fancy medical-grade mask to deter the spread of the coronavirus, but some face coverings do work better than others, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. Researchers at Duke University tested the effectiveness of 14 commonly…MORE

Canyon County needs your help controlling backyard mosquitoes, West Nile virus

Canyon County needs your help controlling backyard mosquitoes, West Nile virus

The Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District is asking for people’s help in controlling backyard mosquitoes and subsequently the West Nile virus. CBS2 reports seven mosquito pools this year have already tested positive for West Nile in Canyon County. The majority of West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes this season have close associations to humans and man-made larval…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…