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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Cheers & Jeers: Irony is dead June 18 The Lewiston Tribune JEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Now that Joe Biden is president, Risch...

Boise officials set goal of being carbon neutral by 2050

Jun. 17, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials have approved a plan for Boise government to be carbon neutral by 2035 and the entire city by 2050 to fight climate change. The Boise City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Climate Action Roadmap. The plan includes a goal for...

Unemployed workers risk benefits if they skip job referrals

Jun. 15, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Unemployed Idaho residents could get kicked out of a state benefits program if they don't follow new job-seeking requirements that went into effect this month. People receiving unemployment benefits now have two business days to apply for a job...

Soldiers' home trustees to reopen superintendent search

Jun. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Holyoke Soldiers’ Home trustees will reopen the search for a new superintendent to lead the facility that was devastated by the coronavirus in the spring of 2020 after their first choice confirmed Tuesday that he will not take the job. Trustees...

Idaho groups get $2.4 million to help with housing vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four housing organizations in Idaho are getting coronavirus relief funding to help cover the cost emergency housing vouchers. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million total to the Housing Authority of the City of...

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder and rape

Jun. 11, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities have said is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison. ...

Idaho's newest federal magistrate judge sworn in to office

Jun. 11, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's newest federal magistrate judge, Raymond Patricco Jr., was sworn in during a brief ceremony Friday morning at the federal courthouse in Boise. A more formal swearing-in ceremony with “pomp and circumstance” will be held at a later date,...

Man behind brutal mass stabbing to spend life in prison

Jun. 10, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who stabbed nine people at a toddler's birthday party — killing the 3-year-old birthday girl and leaving several others gravely injured — will spend the rest of his life in prison for the crimes, a judge said on Thursday. Fourth District...

Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state

Jun. 08, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The dream world for Idaho’s ascendant far right is one where state lawmakers run a sovereign nation-state free of federal oversight. It would be a place where they can outlaw all abortions, dictate what is taught in schools, have complete say over public health rules...

South-central Idaho man gets 30 years for child pornography

May. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for distribution and possession of child pornography. Forty-seven-year-old Miles Patrick Barclay of Twin Falls received the sentence Friday in U.S. District Court in Boise. ...