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District 93 Supplemental Levy Passes

District 93 Supplemental Levy PassesIdaho Falls, Idaho — A $3 million supplemental levy for Bonneville School District 93 passed with 63 percent of the voters giving their approval. The money will be used to continue normal operations. Patrons are already paying for this levy, so taxes will not go up.

INL Director Steps Down

INL Director Steps DownIdaho Falls, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory Director John Grossnebacher is stepping down after a more than a decade on the job. Ron Townsend, Chair of Battelle Energy Alliance’s Board of Managers made the announcement Tuesday. Townsend praised Grossenbacher for his “strong leadership and vision” as the head man at the site.  Grossenbacher led the BEA […]

Car Wedges Under Tractor-Trailer in E. Idaho

Car Wedges Under Tractor-Trailer in E. IdahoPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State Police say an 18-year-old man driving a small car at freeway speed on Interstate 15 in southeastern Idaho fell asleep and drifted into the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer traveling in the same direction. Police say the 2003 Dodge Neon driven by Dakota Mason of Pocatello became stuck under the […]

Republican Crane Wins 5th Term as Idaho Treasurer

Republican Crane Wins 5th Term as Idaho TreasurerBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican Ron Crane has won a fifth term as Idaho treasurer, defeating Democratic challenger and political newcomer Deborah Silver. Typically, the state treasurer’s race is a quiet one. Unlike other low-profile statewide positions like controller and secretary of state, the treasurer doesn’t sit on the Land Board which manages 2.5 million […]

Denney to Succeed Ysursa as Secretary of State

Denney to Succeed Ysursa as Secretary of StateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican Lawerence Denney will replace outgoing Ben Ysursa as Idaho’s secretary of state. Denney defeated House freshman and Democratic challenger Holli Woodings in Tuesday’s general election. The position oversees Idaho’s election process and business registrations. The secretary of state also serves on the five-member Idaho Land Board, which oversees 2.5 million […]

Idaho’s US Rep. Mike Simpson Wins Re-Election

Idaho’s US Rep. Mike Simpson Wins Re-ElectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – US Rep. Mike Simpson will go on to serve a ninth term in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District after defeating former Democratic challenger Richard Stallings. Tuesday’s election is the second time the two opponents have faced off for the same congressional seat. Stallings held the seat from 1985 to 1993. However, he […]

Idaho’s US Rep. Raul Labrador Wins Re-Election

Idaho’s US Rep. Raul Labrador Wins Re-ElectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – US Rep. Raul Labrador has secured a victory in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District against Democratic challenger Shirley Ringo. This will be Labrador’s third term in office. While he unsuccessfully made an attempt to win the House Majority Leader back in May, Labrador has held onto his reputation as being a tea […]

Idaho Republican US Sen. Jim Risch Wins 2nd Term

Idaho Republican US Sen. Jim Risch Wins 2nd TermBOISE, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch has been elected to represent Idaho for a second term the same night Republicans claimed the Senate majority for the first time in eight years. Risch, an attorney and longtime state senator who briefly served as Idaho governor before he was first elected to Congress in 2008, […]

Republican Idaho Gov. Otter Wins Rare 3rd Term

Republican Idaho Gov. Otter Wins Rare 3rd TermBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has won a rare third term leading the state. Otter, a long-time politician who served in both the state legislature and Congress before he first won the governor’s post in 2006, faced a difficult race against his Democrat challenger, Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff. Another challenger, Libertarian […]

Idaho Rodeo Queen Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

Idaho Rodeo Queen Pleads Guilty to Felony TheftBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Miss Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen and former Boise State University Bronco girl has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,000 from her former employer. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 23-year-old Chelsi Ann Horton on Monday in 4th District Court pleaded guilty to felony grand theft. Prosecutors as part of the […]

ISU Seeking People for Sleep Study

ISU Seeking People for Sleep StudyPOCATELLO, Idaho — Idaho State University is looking for families with children 8 to 12 years old for a sleep study. Researchers are investigating the link between the amount of sleep pre-teens get with their decision making. The school will pay up to $240 to those who are picked for the full study. Those interested can […]

New Science Wing Unveiled at Skyline

New Science Wing Unveiled at SkylineIDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Skyline High School showed off it’s new $1.6 million science wing to the public Monday night. The renovations included the addition of three new lab classrooms and more space for experiments. The project was paid for courtesy of a $53 million bond passed in 2012.

Police: Threats Against Meridian School a Joke

Police: Threats Against Meridian School a JokeMERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) – Police in southwestern Idaho say social networking posts on Sunday about “shooting up” a high school on Monday is a joke and there’s no threat. But police in Meridian say the identity of the two students involved in the posting on Twitter that included an Internet photo of a handgun in […]

Idaho Secretary of State: Voter Turnout Declining

Idaho Secretary of State: Voter Turnout DecliningBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa predicts 58 percent of Idaho’s registered voters will turn out in Tuesday’s general election. The Spokesman-Review reports the amount is equal to almost 40 percent of Idaho’s voting-age population. Ysursa says he’s disturbed by the consistent decline in voter participation despite the removal of voter […]

Republicans Face Competitors Going into Election

Republicans Face Competitors Going into ElectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is seeking to secure a rare third term, but he’s facing competition from Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff and Libertarian candidate John Bujak. As the Republican incumbent in a red-leaning state, the threat of Otter being ousted from office isn’t strong. However, Otter is running for office after […]

Police Station Evacuated after Bomb Found

Police Station Evacuated after Bomb FoundPocatello, Idaho – The Pocatello Police station had to be evacuated after police found a pipe bomb in the car of suspected bank robber Randy Jordan. Jordan was arrested on Saturday and police were searching his car for evidence when they discovered the explosive device. The Idaho Falls Police Explosive Ordinance Detail was called in to […]

Jefferson Prosecutor, Commissioners to be Investigated

Jefferson Prosecutor, Commissioners to be InvestigatedRIGBY, Idaho — Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn and Commissioners Brian Farnsworth, Tad Hegsted, and Jerald Raymond will be investigated for using county funds for private use. Bruce Baxter, with the Restoring Integrity Project, told Jolyn Thomas on Monday’s Idaho’s Midday News that he had received a letter from Paul Panther, Deputy Attorney General of the Idaho Criminal […]

Machete Attack Leads to Arrest

Machete Attack Leads to ArrestIDAHO FALLS, Id —  An Idaho Falls man is in custody after he threatened another man with a machete on Sunday. Idaho Falls Police arrested 49‐year‐old Armando Ruiz‐Cota for aggravated assault and booked him into the Bonneville County Jail. Ruiz reportedly followed the 43 year old victim to his home at around 11 p.m. where […]

Another Company to Provide Air Tours in Jackson

Another Company to Provide Air Tours in JacksonJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park. For years the commercial activity was absent from the airport, but Fly Jackson Hole and now New Flight Charters are authorized to do business.

Biologists Use Electricity to Save Trout

Biologists Use Electricity to Save TroutJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout. The treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the […]

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