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Anderson Ranch Dam project moves forward

Anderson Ranch Dam project moves forward

The Idaho Water Resources Board has approved a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to move forward with designing and constructing a proposed 6-foot raise to Anderson Ranch Dam. The approved contract establishes the portion of the cost that each agency will pay to complete the project. The Idaho Press reports, now that the contract…MORE

QB Jack Sears to enter transfer portal

QB Jack Sears to enter transfer portal

Backup quarterback Jack Sears has left the Boise State football program, and according to a report, will be entering the transfer portal with one year of eligibility remaining. Sears joined the Broncos in 2020, transferring in from USC. The former four-star quarterback played in three games last year, starting two. In the offseason, Bachmeier and…MORE

Idaho scores well on Cato Institute annual Freedom in the 50 States report

Idaho scores well on Cato Institute annual Freedom in the 50 States report

It turns out when it comes to your freedom, Idaho is pretty good place to live. The Cato Institute released its annual Freedom in the 50 States report, an index of personal and economic freedom, and Idaho scored top spots on a number of the rankings. Governor Brad Little says in a news release, there…MORE

New mayor elected in Caldwell

New mayor elected in Caldwell

After 24 years, and a month of uncertainty leading up to a runoff election, Caldwell will have a new mayor. Jarom Wagoner routed John McGee in Tuesday’s runoff. Wagoner defeated his fellow Caldwell City Councilman by a tally of 83% to 17% of the vote, according to unofficial results. The Idaho Press reports, in January,…MORE

Parole Board meeting again today over Gerald Pizzuto clemency request

Parole Board meeting again today over Gerald Pizzuto clemency request

It was quite a day in a Boise courtroom where for just the second time Idaho held a clemency review for a death row inmate since 1977, when the state reestablished capital punishment. Gerald Pizzuto and members of his family pushed for his life to be spared from the death penalty, the state and family…MORE

Broncos Force Overtime, Fall to Billikens

Broncos Force Overtime, Fall to Billikens

Credit: Boise State Athletics BOISE, Idaho – A game that saw 12 ties and 17 lead changes needed an extra period before Saint Louis prevailed against Boise State, 86-82 in overtime, Tuesday at ExtraMile Arena. The Broncos scored the final four points of regulation to force overtime, but the Billikens tallied the final five points of…MORE

Idaho adds 30 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday

Idaho adds 30 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday

While Idaho has been doing much better in recent weeks, we are still seeing occasional ugly numbers surface from COVID-19. Health officials say an additional 30 people have died from the coronavirus as the Gem State has surpassed 306,000 cases. On Monday, the state’s coronavirus website reported there were 447 new cases added. The 30…MORE

Nampa Police awarded grant to hire new officers

Nampa Police awarded grant to hire new officers

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the Nampa Police Department was awarded a $250,000 grant for the agency to hire more full-time officers. The grant was initiated through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the COPS Hiring Program. City of Twin Falls’ Police Department was also represented in Idaho, receiving…MORE

New study finds widespread concern about the health of government, democracy

New study finds widespread concern about the health of government, democracy

A survey commissioned by a Boise-based institute has found that a sizable minority of Mountain West residents think violence is justified when the government fails its people. Meanwhile, a large share of those surveyed believes the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction and is concerned about the health of American democracy. The Idaho Capital…MORE

Annual Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Capitol

Annual Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Capitol

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights began on Sunday and continues thru next Monday, December 6th. It is celebrated across the world by the Jewish people for eight days, with many considering it the most-beloved Jewish holiday. The festival marks the recovery of Jerusalem and the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.…MORE

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