Category Archives: Local News

City of Boise proposes budget decrease for upcoming fiscal year

City of Boise proposes budget decrease for upcoming fiscal year

  The city of Boise has proposed a budget decrease for the upcoming fiscal year. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean released the details of her proposed $730 million budget, which is $34 million less than the current budget. The Idaho Press reports, the budget includes no increases to property tax collections, other than for new construction,…MORE

Woman dies after being pulled from Boise River

Woman dies after being pulled from Boise River

  The Boise Fire Department says a woman has died after being pulled from the Boise River Sunday. It happened shortly before 2 p.m. Witnesses say her raft was losing air and she couldn’t get out of the river. The Boise Fire Department says it received a report that the woman was floating unresponsive upstream…MORE

Tom Luna is the Idaho GOP’s new chairman

Tom Luna is the Idaho GOP’s new chairman

  Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is the Idaho GOP’s new chairman, after delegates backed him in a 274-262 vote Saturday against Mark Fuller, chairman of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee at the Idaho Republican convention over the weekend. Luna fills the seat of Raúl Labrador, who resigned a year after taking…MORE

Idaho has the highest number of UFO sightings per capita

Idaho has the highest number of UFO sightings per capita

  Idaho has earned a reputation for pristine views of the night sky, even opening the country’s first International Dark Sky Reserve near Stanley. It’s what some people are seeing in that night sky that is what is worth reporting… In the past year and a half, dozens of Idahoans have looked to the stars…MORE

Another single day record high of new Idaho COVID-19 cases

Another single day record high of new Idaho COVID-19 cases

Idaho set another record today for new COVID-19 cases in a single day with 283, which is 40 more than Wednesday’s single day high of 243. The new Gem State totals are 5,148 cases and 90 deaths. Half of the new cases reported today were in the 18-29 age group category which now has 1,660…MORE

Central District Health held emergency COVID-19 response meeting

Central District Health held emergency COVID-19 response meeting

The Central District Health held an emergency COVID-19 response meeting Friday to reinstate a health order moving Ada County back to Stage 3 of Idaho’s Rebound plan. The first health order was illegally set, according to the CDH attorney. A citizen pointed out that the agenda for the meeting was not publically placed anywhere. CBS2…MORE

BPD responds to community concerns, suspends LVNR technique

BPD responds to community concerns, suspends LVNR technique

The Boise Police Department has spent decades working toward a community policing model and operates under a list of guiding principles. One of those guiding principles is service. The definition says in part that BPD will embrace community input. For this reason, the Boise Police Department is suspending the use a vascular neck restraint technique…MORE

Health Freedom Idaho event draws 177 people at Julia Davis Park

Health Freedom Idaho event draws 177 people at Julia Davis Park

  Dozens of people gathered at Julia Davis Park Thursday to speak out against the government’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic. Health Freedom Idaho, an alliance of people dedicated to personal freedoms, drew around 177 people to support State Representative Heather Scott’s message about government intervention. CBS 2 News reports, Health Freedom Idaho believes you…MORE

Idaho Republican convention underway at the Ford Idaho Center through Saturday

Idaho Republican convention underway at the Ford Idaho Center through Saturday

  The first day of this year’s Idaho Republican convention kicked off with the Platform Committee recommending some new language be added to the party platform, including a couple of new anti-abortion provisions and a plank calling for penalties for employers who knowingly hire undocumented immigrants. Another proposal the committee adopted calls on a legislative…MORE

Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch introduce legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch introduce legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

  Idaho’s U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 senators in introducing legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. If the bill passes, the federal government would observe the June 19th holiday in parity with Idaho’s existing recognition of the celebration. Idaho was the fifth state to recognize Juneteenth…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…