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1 killed in shooting at Idaho senior complex, suspect dead

Feb. 21, 2020 6:56 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 87-year-old man opened fire on three women at a senior citizens apartment complex in southwestern Idaho, killing one and injuring two others before fatally shooting himself, police said Friday. Authorities said Roger Nordberg opened fire shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday at the...

Officials find loaded handgun in bag at Boise airport

Feb. 21, 2020 8:24 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — TSA security guards found a loaded handgun Thursday at the Boise Airport, officials said. The Bellingham Herald reports that workers found the loaded 9mm handgun in the carry-on luggage of a man who was heading to Seattle, according to a Transportation Security Administration news...

Concordia University in Minnesota to own Boise law school

Feb. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota has agreed to become the new “parent institution” for Concordia Law in Boise, law school officials announced Thursday. The law school has been looking for a new owner since its current parent parent institution, Concordia...

Bill to reduce mandatory abuse reporters passes committee

Feb. 20, 2020 11:36 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bill that would reduce the number of people required to report suspected child abuse narrowly won approval from a panel of Idaho lawmakers. The House Judiciary and Rules Committee approved the bill in a 9-8 vote, The Times-News reported. Currently, anyone in the state who sees...

San Diego State guard Adam Seiko (2) drives against Boise State guard Max Rice (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. San Diego State won 72-55. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

No. 4 SD State beats Boise State 72-55, remains undefeated

Feb. 16, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — No. 4 San Diego State keeps winning, forcing coach Brian Dutcher to dig deep for creative ways to keep his team focused. After the Aztecs beat Boise State 72-55 Sunday, he revealed some of his slogans that keep the team on task. “Early in the year, we had five games in eleven...

Idaho Senate committee approves school curriculum standards

Feb. 13, 2020 5:32 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's public school curriculum standards will stay in place for another year after they were adopted by a panel of Idaho senators. The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved the standards on Wednesday, ensuring they will remain in place even though the House Education...

Man who died after China trip tests negative for coronavirus

Feb. 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 71-year-old man who was found dead in his home after returning from a trip to China does not appear to have been infected with the new coronavirus, the Ada County Coroner said, but more testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. Coroner Dotti Owens said Wednesday afternoon...

Idaho bill would ban transgender women athletes in schools

Feb. 12, 2020 4:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker wants to ban transgender women athletes from participating in sports that align with their gender identity. The bill by Idaho Falls Republican Rep. Barbara Ehardt was introduced Wednesday in the House Education Committee, Boise State Public Radio reported. It must...

Jessup, Williams lift Boise St. past Air Force 74-57

Feb. 11, 2020 11:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Justinian Jessup scored 18 points, including the Broncos' first 4-point play of the season, and Boise State beat Air Force 74-57 on Tuesday night to win its 11th consecutive home game. Jessup was fouled making a 3-pointer and he hit the free throw, giving Boise State a 57-42 lead with...

Idaho Lawmakers eye plan for taxing exempt properties

Feb. 10, 2020 3:38 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation for a constitutional amendment introduced Monday could end up reducing some property taxes by removing exemptions for others. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee gave the OK for the resolution that would allow legislation to bring into the property tax pool government...