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Idaho child-guardians program in dire need of volunteers

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:23:58 GMT

The Nampa couple have fostered seven children. They only have two foster kids now - but that's been a 19-month process that "started out rocky," she said.

Reflections on the local ballot

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:21:54 GMT

In this time of hyper-hot politics, are the lower-rung non-partisan levels of the Idaho ballot in the upcoming Idaho city elections much exception? Not to press points too far, there are a few indicators of reflections from the national roar. Even if you wouldn't want to make the case too hard.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:50:35 GMT

Hosted by Marcia Franklin, Dialogue is an award-winning, statewide discussion program that has aired on Idaho Public Television since 1994. Falconer and author Helen Macdonald shares how a goshawk helped her soar above grief and loss and discusses her new PBS "Nature" documentary.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate kicks off 44 county tour - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 PST

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:36:01 GMT

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist laid out his political agenda to hundreds of supporters while kicking off his statewide tour to visit all of Idaho's 44 counties in 44 days. Ahlquist, a Boise businessman who is running for political office for the first time, held the campaign rally Thursday in Meridian at the candle company Scentsy headquarters.

Idaho May Soon Be Home to the U.S's First Dark Sky Reserve

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:22:55 GMT

However, tourists may soon find themselves flocking to central Idaho to see the stars. , this fall, the state is applying to become the U.S.'s first-ever dark sky reserve, a designated area that provides a pristine view of the cosmos.

Five Idaho wildfires burning over 68,600 acres 2 mins ago

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:12:49 GMT

The Highline Fire and the Goat Fire are burning in the Payette National Forest, some 25 miles northeast of Warren. Fire crews' efforts will likely be helped by cool temperatures in the area, with numerous rain and snow showers possible through early Friday morning.

Alternative repository

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:33:38 GMT

There is an opportunity for any one of the three Republican candidates for Idaho's governor - Lt. Gov. Brad Little, First District congressman Raul Labrador, or medical doctor and developer Tommy Ahlquist - to show some gutsy leadership skill as well as an understanding that a governor's role is to solve challenges.

10 cities where you can live comfortably on

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:32:33 GMT

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in the United States in 2016 was $59,039. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in the same year, annual expenses averaged $57,311 for American households.

Idaho fire season wrapup: 'Everybody is breathing a little easier now;' costs covered

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:38:59 GMT

Idaho state forester David Groeschl, right, briefs the state Land Board about this year's fire season, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Group warns of grave consequences for Idaho in Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:38:58 GMT

The "Close the Gap Idaho" coalition is decrying the new GOP health care bill that's now pending in the U.S. Senate, saying it contains catastrophic cuts for Idahoans with disabilities who rely on the state's current Medicaid program, along with eliminating the subsidies that currently allow 74,000 Idahoans to purchase insurance plans through the state's Your Health Idaho insurance exchange. Jim Baugh, executive director of Disabilities Rights Idaho, said, "Idahoans with disabilities rely on Medicaid services to get into and out of bed, to bathe, eat and conduct other activities of daily life.

Idaho considers wildlife overpasses near Montana border - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 PST

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:38:57 GMT

The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's border with Montana. The Post Register reported on Monday that the department has outlined four options on how it would use the $22 million slated to improve the 4-mile stretch of highway near Island Park.

Residency questions raised about controversial north-central Idaho lawmaker - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 PST

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:08:06 GMT

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, holding a copy of the Idaho Constitution, discusses her move to force the full reading of a lengthy, routine bill to update Idaho's notary laws, speaking in the Idaho House on March 6, 2017. A controversial north-central Idaho legislator, who's made her mark as an extreme stickler for the rules, may not have been qualified to run for the office because she still was claiming a homeowner's exemption in southern Idaho.

Residency questions raised about controversial north-central Idaho lawmaker

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:08:05 GMT

Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, holding a copy of the Idaho Constitution, discusses her move to force the full reading of a lengthy, routine bill to update Idaho's notary laws, speaking in the Idaho House on March 6, 2017. After her move brought business in the House to a halt, Giddings' colleagues voted to make her read the bill herself, which she did, taking more than an hour.

September 18: Pathways Community Crisis Center set to open in December

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:51:32 GMT

The Department of Health and Welfare is pleased to announce that Pathways Community Crisis Center is on track to open in early December in Boise. Pathways of Idaho has been awarded the contract to operate the community crisis center, which is the fourth to open in the state.

Wildfire Costs Skyrocketing in Western States

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:14:37 GMT

The amount of acreage burned in wildfires in Western U.S. states has greatly increased during the past three decades, and the trend is expected to continue, according to a wildfire suppression costs study conducted by two members of the University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group. Dennis Becker, PAG director, and Philip Cook, PAG principal researcher, examined wildfire suppression costs incurred by 10 Western U.S. states during the past decade and compared funding approaches to paying those costs.

Ag Sec'y Perdue: Japan Expands Market Access For U.S. Chipping Potatoes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:31:04 GMT

AG SEC'Y PERDUE: JAPAN EXPANDS MARKET ACCESS FOR U.S. CHIPPING POTATOES Sep. 18, 2017 Source: USDA news release Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Friday that Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years. "The United States has a reputation around the globe for growing high-quality potatoes," said Secretary Perdue.

Eye on Boise: Silak, Trout and Brody talk women on Idaho's highest court - Sun, 17 Sep 2017 PST

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:25:47 GMT

From left, Cathy Silak, Linda Copple Trout and Robyn Brody - the only three women ever to serve as justices of the Idaho Supreme Court - speak on a panel in Boise sponsored by the Idaho Legal History Society on Sept. 14, 2017.