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EXPLAINER: High prices, court access challenge Idaho renters

Jul. 30, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

Boise police remove 'Proud Boys' flags from Idaho interstate

Jul. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department says officers removed flags emblazoned with the emblem of the neo-fascist Proud Boys organization after someone hung them from several overpasses on a busy Idaho interstate. Police spokesperson Haley Williams told the ...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jul. 29, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Belly buttons are more common than a sense of shame July 28 The Lewiston Tribune State Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, has an answer for everything. ...

Australian jet airtanker arrives to fight US wildfires

Jul. 29, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Australia has sent a jet airtanker to the United States to help fight wildfires. Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise said late Wednesday that the Boeing 737 from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service arrived at the center last...

2 US Navy sailors die of COVID as cases spike nationwide

Jul. 28, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy sailors have died due to complications from COVID-19, amid growing concerns about the deadly Delta variant. A Navy reservist based in Idaho died Monday, and a doctor assigned to the Naval Medical Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., died last Friday,...

Most Idaho residents live in areas with mask recommendation

Jul. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — About 89% of Idaho residents live in communities where officials say masks should be worn again. The Post Register reports Wednesday that 27 of Idaho’s 44 counties have substantial to high transmission of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease...

Coroner identifies man who was shot, killed by Boise police

Jul. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified a man shot and killed by Boise police last weekend as 31-year-old Forest T. Moore. Coroner Dotti Owens said in a prepared statement that Moore was shot multiple times early Saturday “after an...

Police: Boise cops fatally shoot person who pointed gun

Jul. 24, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — Authorities say Boise police officers shot and killed a man in an alley in the city’s West End neighborhood. The Boise Police Department said in a news release that two officers responded at 1:20 a.m. Saturday to a request for a property check in...

Bedke dismisses claim that hearing is politically motivated

Jul. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rep. Priscilla Giddings says an ethics investigation she’s facing is “dirty politics,” but her opponent in the race for lieutenant governor, House Speaker Scott Bedke, said Wednesday the probe is legitimate and the complaint signed by a bipartisan group of 24...

Coroner ID's woman who was shot, killed by Nampa police

Jul. 21, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the woman shot and killed by Nampa police officers last week as 51-year-old Dawn Simpson. The Ada County Coroner's office said Tuesday that Simpson died from a gunshot wound at a Boise hospital on...