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A Washington State Patrol trooper talks with members of the Washington National Guard inside a fence surrounding the Capitol in anticipation of protests Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Olympia, Wash. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns

Jan. 11, 2021 7:14 PM EST

State capitols across the nation stepped up security Monday, deploying National Guard units, SWAT teams and extra police officers while several legislatures convened amid heightened safety concerns following last week's violence at the U.S. Capitol. The protections came as the FBI issued a bulletin warning of...

Coming home: Boise State hires Andy Avalos as head coach

Jan. 9, 2021 1:20 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Andy Avalos is taking over as head coach at Boise State, returning to the school where he was a standout linebacker and defensive coordinator. Avalos was announced Saturday as the replacement for Bryan Harsin, who left Boise State to take the head coaching position at Auburn just before...

Kigab scores 25 to lead Boise St. past Air Force 80-69

Jan. 8, 2021 11:29 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Abu Kigab had a season-high 25 points plus 11 rebounds as Boise State matched the program's longest win streak at 10 straight games, beating Air Force 80-69 on Friday night. Derrick Alston Jr. had 19 points for Boise State (10-1, 6-0 Mountain West Conference). Marcus Shaver Jr. added 14...

Alston Jr. carries Boise St. past Air Force 78-59

Jan. 7, 2021 1:46 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. had 16 points and seven rebounds as Boise State extended its win streak to nine games, defeating Air Force 78-59 on Wednesday night. Marcus Shaver Jr. had 15 points for Boise State (9-1, 5-0 Mountain West Conference). Max Rice added 12 points. RayJ Dennis had 10...

Boise St. beats New Mexico 89-52

Dec. 24, 2020 12:41 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Max Rice and Derrick Alston Jr. scored 22 points apiece as Boise State routed New Mexico 89-52 on Wednesday night. The 22 points were a career high for Rice, who added seven rebounds. Alston Jr. also had six assists. Marcus Shaver Jr. had 13 points for Boise State (6-1, 2-0 Mountain...

Alston Jr. carries Boise State past New Mexico 77-53

Dec. 22, 2020 12:24 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Alston Jr. scored 20 points as Boise State cruised past New Mexico 77-53 in a Mountain West Conference opener for both teams Monday night. RayJ Dennis had 16 points for Boise State (5-1, 1-0), which earned its fifth consecutive victory and third straight at home. Abu Kigab and...

Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt (7) throws against Memphis during an NCAA college football game in New Orleans, La., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (A.J. Sisco/The Advocate via AP)

Tulane, Nevada to meet in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Tulane (6-5, 3-5 American Athletic) vs. Nevada (6-2 Mountain West), Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. EST LOCATION: Boise, Idaho TOP PLAYERS Tulane: Freshman quarterback Michael Pratt has thrown for 1,638 yards and 18 touchdowns, with 5 interceptions. He threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more in a 35-21...

Nurse Banu Mufale administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to physical therapist Becca Mamrol on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The hospital, Alaska's largest, plans to vaccinate 485 people this week. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccine

Dec. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau says the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated. One received the vaccine...

Protesters and one counter protester gather outside Central District Health's office in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.  A proposed public health order that would have included a mask mandate for Idaho's most populated region was voted down on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters again gathered outside the Central District Health building in Boise. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho health board rejects regional mask, distancing order

Dec. 15, 2020 8:47 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed public health order that would have included a mask mandate for Idaho's most populated region was voted down on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters again gathered outside the Central District Health building in Boise. A previous attempt to vote on the order — which...

FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo California Health and Human Services Agency Director Dr. Mark Ghal, right, looks on as California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks at a news conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 Newsom said California is distributing 5,000 body bags mostly to the hard-hit Los Angeles and San Diego areas and has 60 refrigerated 53-foot trailers standing by as makeshift morgues in anticipation of a surge of coronavirus deaths from hospitalizations that now are double the summertime peak and threaten to soon overwhelm the hospital system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats

Dec. 15, 2020 8:18 PM EST

KANSAS — A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. Dodge City Mayor Joyce Warshaw said she was concerned about her safety after being met with aggression, including threats via...