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Path of total solar eclipse will pass through Idaho on Aug. 21

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:40:26 GMT

For the first time since 1979, the United States will be able to view a solar eclipse as it crosses the country on Monday, Aug. 21-with Idaho located directly in the eclipse track. This solar eclipse will begin at 10 a.m. and will last approximately two hours, with the sun being completely covered for about two minutes.

N. Idaho business owner confused by outcry over controversial image on trucks

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:02:53 GMT

He says he's a fan of southern culture and when he put pictures on the side of his dump trucks, he thought the wasn't doing anything wrong. "Is it the watermelon that's bothering people?" Valentine asked, "it's not the watermelon because that's what... that's what... they live down south and that's what they eat so I think what's really getting people is that smile on her face."

Idaho businesses participating in fundraiser for Sgt. Moore memorial

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:02:52 GMT

Local businesses in Kootenai County are coming together on Friday, May 5, to honor Sgt. Greg Moore by donating a portion of their proceeds from the day to the McEuen Park K27 Water Memorial .

Free speech advocates oppose Idaho's ag-gag law

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:10:45 GMT

Journalists, book publishers, food-safety groups and labor unions have gone to court to fight the Idaho law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at farms and other agricultural facilities. Twelve groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals contending that the so-called ag-gag law, which was struck down by an Idaho judge, violates the right to free speech.

Idahoans want climate change taught

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:05:53 GMT

In Boise, Lewiston and Coeur d'Alene last week just like at earlier public meetings in Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Fort Hall Idahoans turned out in force to tell the state Department of Education that they want their schools to teach students about climate change. The issue arises as Idaho updates its school science standards for the first time since 2001.

More on Idaho

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:45:36 GMT

Craft In America "Nature" NATURE celebrates the beauty, inspiration, and future of the American landscape. Featured artists include Patrick Dougherty, Mary Merkel-Hess, Michelle Holzapfel, Catherine Alice Michaelis, and Preston Singletary.

Idaho Briefing - April 23

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:09:39 GMT

This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for April 17. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at . President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration on April 21 for 11 southern Idaho counties, triggering the release of federal funds to help communities repair public infrastructure damaged by severe winter storms and related flooding from February 5 through March 3. Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in March, down one tenth of a percent from 3.6 percent in February.

Idaho job growth slows, unemployment still on the decline

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:37:27 GMT

The Idaho Department of Labor says preliminary estimates show the state's unemployment rate decreased slightly in March to 3.5 percent. Burley Economic Development Director Doug Manning tells The Times-News that he thinks everyone in the state is experiencing a labor force shortage right now.

Grocery tax repeal veto prompts debate in Idaho over powers of...

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:04:09 GMT

After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state's 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change the Idaho Constitution to allow lawmakers to reconvene to override a veto that's issued after they adjourn for the year. "It's not uncommon, it's not some sort of strange idea," said Vick, R-Dalton Gardens.

Child neglect, abuse, drug culture overwhelm Idaho's foster system

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:55:27 GMT

Robert Wayne Welch's girlfriend discovered something worrisome in 2014: His infant son was losing weight and vomiting. The baby's head appeared larger than normal, too.

Little girl, big act of bravery

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:37:36 GMT

It's a scramble for answers now that Positive Changes Hypnosis in Spokane has filed for bankruptcy. Employees are out of work while clients and vendors are out a lot of money.

Police search for wanted Sandpoint man who ran from officers on foot

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:55:08 GMT

Friday afternoon the Idaho State Police was on a traffic stop with a Daniel J Springsteel from Sandpoint when he fled from officers on foot. Police advice not to make contact with him, but to call 9-1-1 if you know where he might be or see him.

Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit in Idaho against anti-transgender birth certificate policy

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:11:35 GMT

Boise, ID - On April 18 Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of Idaho's refusal to allow transgender people to correct the gender on their birth certificates. 'Unlike nearly every other state in America, Idaho currently enforces a categorical ban against transgender people changing the gender on their birth certificates, which is an archaic policy that defies logic,' Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Peter Renn said.

When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:25:37 GMT

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, center, poses with Chad Moffat, left, and Var Reeve, right, who run Boise Mobile Equipment, an Idaho company that makes fire rescue vehicles. It's prom season at Eagle High School in suburban Boise, where seniors are plotting for their futures and grown ups are dispensing life advice.

When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:25:36 GMT

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, center, poses with Chad Moffat, left, and Var Reeve, right, who run Boise Mobile Equipment, an Idaho company that makes fire rescue vehicles. Susan Davis /NPR hide caption Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, center, poses with Chad Moffat, left, and Var Reeve, right, who run Boise Mobile Equipment, an Idaho company that makes fire rescue vehicles.

Idaho adds more oversight to $2B in special districts - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 PST

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:03:36 GMT

Idaho officials are praising a new system designed to add accountability and transparency involving the more than $2 billion that flows through hundreds of the state's special districts, but they caution they are still working out kinks. Special districts are a form of local government designed to meet a specific need inside a community.

Trump signs disaster declaration for 11 S. Idaho counties hit by winter storms, floods

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:11:22 GMT

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - President Donald Trump has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in southern Idaho. The declaration signed Friday means federal funds will be available to help communities rebuild damaged infrastructure following winter storms and flooding from Feb. 5 to March 3. Officials say Bingham, Cassia, Elmore, Franklin, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls and Washington counties sustained damage that exceeded $30 million.