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“Boise Kind” Initiative Launched on Treefort Main Stage

“Boise Kind” Initiative Launched on Treefort Main Stage

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise Mayor Dave Bieter wants you to be more kind…and he’s using the Treefort spotlight to drive the message home. Thursday, the “Boise Kind” initiative was launched on the main stage at Treefort, the annual music festival that’s going on this weekend in downtown Boise. The initiative includes the so-called Kindness…MORE

Charges Probably Will Not Be Filed Against Nampa Mother

Charges Probably Will Not Be Filed Against Nampa Mother

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Charges likely won’t be filed against the mother who was at the center of a short-lived Amber alert Wednesday. According to CBS-2 TV, Brooke Helmandollar and her 10-year old daughter were spotted at a restaurant in Cheney, Washington minutes after the Amber alert went out. A Nampa PD spokesman said because…MORE

Citizens’ Initiative Bill Clears Committee, Headed to Senate Floor

Citizens’ Initiative Bill Clears Committee, Headed to Senate Floor

Boise (670 KBOI News) – It’s arguably the most controversial piece of legislation making its way through the Idaho legislature, and it’s out of committee and headed to the Senate for amending. Senate Bill 1159 would tighten the requirements for citizens initiatives to make it onto the ballot for voters to give the thumbs up or…MORE

Citizens’ Group Gathering Signatures to Put URA Initiative on Ballot

Citizens’ Group Gathering Signatures to Put URA Initiative on Ballot

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The group pushing for a citizens initiative requiring a vote before the City of Boise can build the multi-million dollar new library and events center, as well as a sports stadium, all downtown, is gathering signatures for its petition. Dave Kangas with Boise Working Together says they actually kicked off the…MORE

Treefort: Bands, Beer, Food, Tech…and Traffic

Treefort: Bands, Beer, Food, Tech…and Traffic

Boise (670 KBOI News) – As you may or may not be aware of, there’s a pretty big event happening in downtown Boise this weekend, so if you’re not a fan of crowds, it might be a good time to visit family or friends out of town. The 8th annual Treefort Music Fest will have thousands…MORE

Vallivue School Bond’s Narrow Victory Stands

Vallivue School Bond’s Narrow Victory Stands

Caldwell (670 KBOI News) – Here’s a story for those of you who think your vote doesn’t count. The recount of the Vallivue School District bond election is finished, and the the initial results stand…the bond passed, by two votes. The Idaho Press is reporting the Canyon County Elections Office conducted the recount Tuesday morning, and…MORE

No CWI Bond Election in May

No CWI Bond Election in May

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Six months after the first bond was rejected, the College of Western Idaho says it will not ask voters to approve a bond for a new health science building this May. The Idaho Press is reporting the announcement was made by CWI Board Chairman Skip Smyser, who said he’d met with…MORE

Kinner Name Change Denied

Kinner Name Change Denied

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Accused murder Timmy Kinner’s name will not be changed to Eternal Love, says an Ada County judge. According to the Idaho Press, Magistrate Judge Lynette McHenry said Kinner was not at a hearing Tuesday to make his case, and did not request transportation from the Idaho Maximum Security Institution to the…MORE

“Sideboard” Bill Introduced to Add Work Requirement to Medicaid

“Sideboard” Bill Introduced to Add Work Requirement to Medicaid

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Another bill to add so-called “sideboards”, or conditions, to the Medicaid expansion law will be debated in the House Health and Welfare Committee. Nampa Representative John VanderWoude sponsored the new draft bill, just as he sponsored House Bill 249, which was held in committee after an outpouring of public opposition. That…MORE

Bill to Legalize Hemp in Idaho Heads to Senate

Bill to Legalize Hemp in Idaho Heads to Senate

Boise (670 KBOI News) – With time running out for the 2019 legislative session, the Idaho House is lighting a fire under a bill to legalize hemp production. It was just Friday when House Bill 122, sponsored by Representatives Dorothy Moon of Stanley and Caroline Nilsson-Troy of Genesee, cleared Committee to advance to the floor. But…MORE

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