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Authorities: Fire sprinklers didn't activate at nursing home - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 PST

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:20:51 GMT

Fire sprinklers inside a southeastern Idaho nursing home did not activate when a blaze erupted over the weekend, authorities said. The State Fire Marshal's Office and the Pocatello Fire Department are investigating the cause of the fire that destroyed the Safe Haven Care Center late Saturday night, the Idaho State Journal reported.




Red Cross seeking East Idaho heroes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:12:17 GMT

Sometimes there are heroes among us and we don't even know it. Each year, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho honors these every day heroes - East Idaho individuals whose extraordinary acts of courage saved a life.




Porsche driver who plowed into Idaho crowd faces misdemeanor - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 PST

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:30 GMT

BOISE) - The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show has been charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. Officials with the Boise City Attorney's Office announced they had filed the charge against 49-year-old Roy L. Drennon of Eagle on Tuesday, nearly two months after the incident occurred that left 11 people injured.




Porsche Driver Who Plowed Into Idaho Crowd Faces Misdemeanor

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:45:29 GMT

The driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show has been charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving. Officials with the Boise City Attorney's Office announced they had filed the charge against 49-year-old Roy L. Drennon of Eagle on Tuesday, nearly two months after the incident occurred that left 11 people injured.




New Trail for Idaho

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:18:42 GMT

A t twilight on the new Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in the Idaho Panhandle, I ride my bicycle east, away from Coeur d'Alene Lake. Soon I'm edging the Coeur d'Alene River as it threads through a glittering chain of lakes; I breeze by the benches at Anderson Lake wayside, where ducks dabble on either side of me and ospreys perch atop their bulwark nests.




Leave Your Life in the Court's Hands? No Thanks

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:30:10 GMT

"I don't get it. Why do we need Stand-Your-Ground in Idaho? Don't we already have it?" That was one of the most recent comments I read on our Facebook page about the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance's effort to pass real Stand-Your-Ground in Idaho.




Nonini campagins in I.F. for Lt. Gov. post

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:13:47 GMT

Sen. Bob Nonini, the latest to enter the five-way race for the Republican lieutenant gubernatorial nomination, was in eastern Idaho on Monday to tour Idaho National Laboratory facilities and meet with local political figures and business leaders. "I can serve with any of the three people who will become governor and give them good assistance," the Coeur d'Alene Republican said.




Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:51:26 GMT

A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why. The Department of Fish and Game in information released this week says water chemistry at the Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho is so different from that in the central region that the young fish can't adjust when released into the wild.




Important dates for Medicare beneficiares

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:51:25 GMT

The Idaho Department of Insurance would like to remind Medicare beneficiaries who are under the age of 65 that they are eligible to purchase a Medicare Supplement policy with an effective date of January 1, 2018. Medigap coverage can help pay some of the health care costs that original Medicare does not cover, such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.




Illinois to stay in much-criticized voter database for now

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:51:24 GMT

Illinois election officials voted Monday to remain in a much-criticized multistate voter registration database, but opponents who raised questions about inaccuracies and security vowed to take the fight to the state Legislature. For weeks, advocates and top Illinois Democrats - including both U.S. senators - have urged election officials to withdraw from the Kansas-run Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.




Meridian LDS temple dedicated, becomes 5th in Idaho, 158th worldwide

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:12:01 GMT

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered Sunday to witness the cornerstone ceremony and dedication of the new Meridian Idaho Temple. President Deiter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the church's First Presidency , accompanied by his wife Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, led the symbolic cornerstone ceremony Sunday morning outside the newly completed 67,331-square-foot building.




Orval Hansen lies in state in the Capitol rotunda

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:44:45 GMT

Three-term Idaho Congressman Orval Hansen lies in state in the Capitol rotunda on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017; he died Nov. 2 at the age of 91. Three-term Idaho Congressman Orval Hansen, who died Nov. 2 at the age of 91, is lying in state in the rotunda of the state Capitol this morning; among those paying their respects so far are Lt. Gov. Brad Little; former Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones; Attorney General Lawrence Wasden; former attorney general and Lt.




Idaho Briefing - November 20

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:52:42 GMT

This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for November 13. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at stapilus@ridenbaugh.com . Biggest news of the week probably was the announcement of next year's retirement by Boise State University President Bob Kustra, though it had been widely expected for a while.




The late Orval Hansen to lie in state at the Capitol on Monday

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:29:38 GMT

The late Idaho Congressman Orval Hansen, who died Nov. 2 at the age of 91, will lie in state in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon; his family will be on hand to greet those who come to pay their respects. That will be followed by funeral services at St. Michael's Cathedral, across from the Capitol at 518 N. 8th St., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A reception will be held afterward in the cathedral's parish hall.




New Candidate For State Senate District 11

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:50:03 GMT

The Idaho Press Tribune reports, Brooks says he has been disappointed that the Legislature decided to raise taxes and increase spending when budget surpluses have exceeded $100 million. He said excessive taxation and over-regulation hurts farmers and small businesses.




Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 PST

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:21:56 GMT

A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why. The Department of Fish and Game in information released this week said water chemistry at the Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho is so different from that in the central region that the young fish can't adjust when released into the wild.




INL capitalizes on popular sci-fi series to tout its work

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:20 GMT

Science Fact: 1980s Idaho National Lab employees looked like this. Science-Fiction: 1980s-era Hawkins National Lab workers looked like secret agents.