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The city of Star is a Sanctuary City

The city of Star is a Sanctuary City

The Star City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring the city Idaho’s first “Second Amendment Sanctuary City,” a designation that has become popular with conservative, rural towns across the United States in recent years. City Council member Michael Keyes who wrote the resolution, told other council members “with what we saw happen last week within…MORE

Taking three seconds to buckle up could save your life

Taking three seconds to buckle up could save your life

The Idaho Transportation Department announced plans Thursday with local law enforcement agencies to increase patrol for seatbelt violations. John Tomlinson, the Office of Highway Safety manager said the goal is to have everyone buckle up, every time. Also, seat belts are proven to be the most effective safety feature ever introduced for vehicles and they…MORE

Boise School Board will make decision about return to school in early August

Boise School Board will make decision about return to school in early August

Members of the Boise School Board Thursday held a virtual meeting with Central District Health Department and public health officials regarding COVID-19 and potential impacts to the start of the 2020-21 school year. The board says it will decide at the beginning of next month what to do about school this fall. CBS2 reports Gina…MORE

Idaho Power never demands immediate payment over the phone

Idaho Power never demands immediate payment over the phone

Idaho Power warned customers Wednesday that scammers have been targeting customers from both homes and businesses. The most recent uptick in scams involves a call demanding immediate payment or service will be disconnected. CBS2 reports Idaho Power says scammers are apparently spoofing its official phone number, so it appears the call is coming from Idaho…MORE

Police responded to disturbances during protest

Police responded to disturbances during protest

Several arrests were made at the Boise protests Tuesday night, which police say included one incident of a woman reportedly pointing a gun at a crowd. Overall, the Boise Police Department said the protesters were peaceful. However, CBS2 reports, police responded to six “disturbances” that night involving incidents at or near Boise City Hall. One…MORE

St Luke’s offers class to understand grief with strategies for healing

St Luke’s offers class to understand grief with strategies for healing

The pandemic has not been easy for anyone, and it’s potentially caused more feelings of loss to come up for some. KIVI-TV reports St. Luke’s offers a class that addresses all types of loss with ways to understand grief and develop strategies for healing. Tara Lyon, the bereavement coordinator for St. Luke’s Hospice said it’s…MORE

Caldwell School District delays first day of school by a week

Caldwell School District delays first day of school by a week

Students eager to see their classmates back in school in the Caldwell School District will need to wait an additional week. School district officials said Tuesday that it’s delaying the first day of school due to the spread of coronavirus. “The spread of the virus in our community is significant,” the district said on its…MORE

Boise City Council votes to move FY 2021 budget forward

Boise City Council votes to move FY 2021 budget forward

  Two big topics were discussed by the Boise city council during their meeting Tuesday. The biggest: the city’s proposed budget. Which, after a four to two vote in favor, will move forward to the next step. The council heard public comment both in the chambers and online. CBS2 reports there were a variety of…MORE

Laptops for kids in the West Ada School District

Laptops for kids in the West Ada School District

In a letter to parents, the West Ada School District said Tuesday it has ordered enough laptops for all students from third grade all the way up to seniors. Classroom sets of iPads or laptops will also help students in preschool through second grade. Those may be sent home with students in case of closures…MORE

Idaho reported over 3,500 new cases of COVID and 19 deaths in one week

Idaho reported over 3,500 new cases of COVID and 19 deaths in one week

Three additional Idahoans have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total of deaths in the state to 122 people. Monday, 393 new cases were reported, putting the official number of cases at 15,266. In one week, starting Tuesday the 14th, Idaho went from 11,718 COVID cases to 15,266 cases Monday, and…MORE

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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…

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