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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Trial for Idaho birthday party stabbing pushed back to 2020

The trial for an Idaho man accused of stabbing nine people, including a 3-year-old girl celebrating her birthday who later died, has been pushed back by a year after defense …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Boise Ponzi schemer posed as ‘God-fearing Christian’ to swindle victims, state says

A Boise builder posed as a “God-fearing Christian” and swindled dozens of his Ponzi scheme’s victims out of at least $4.9 million, the Idaho Finance Department claims in a lawsuit …


Stabbing suspect was released from prison 4 months ago

A man suspected of stabbing and seriously injuring a man he didn’t know in Southeast Boise was released from prison just four months ago.



UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Lawyers: Man held in stabbing rampage mentally incompetent

A homeless Boise man charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 3-year-old girl during her birthday party is not mentally competent to assist in his own defense and …


Boise woman faces manslaughter, other felonies for allegedly striking man on Oregon Route 86

A Boise woman faces a number of felony charges, including manslaughter, after Oregon State Police said she struck a Washington man on the side of Oregon Route 86 near Baker …


Boise gay bar set to become police station, will reopen in new location

Even though the building that currently houses one of Boise’s two gay bars has been sold, the business will continue to operate.


Work advances on state government center in west Boise

Idaho state lawmakers decided two years ago to buy the former Hewlett-Packard campus in West Boise and make it a center for state offices, but so far no state agencies …


These Boiseans pioneer a local movement to move past recycling to ‘zero waste’

A movement is taking shape to push beyond recycling, and get past the complexities of programs like Boise’s, by working toward a sweeping goal: eliminating the need to recycle or …


Parent company of Boise psychiatric hospital goes bankrupt

A company that owns one of Idaho’s only independent psychiatric hospitals has declared bankruptcy, putting the future of the facility in question.


Boise appeals ruling on whether cities can ban sleeping on the streets

The city of Boise on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling on its “anti-camping” ordinance, an issue with ramifications for other Western cities grappling with homeless …


Boise woman pleads guilty after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony injury to a child following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


Youth argue Second Amendment rights, gun control at rally in Boise

On the steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building, issues of Second Amendment rights and gun control played out not at the hands of the nearly 1,000 who came to …


Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance

Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …


Suspect in Boise mass stabbing will receive mental evaluation

The 30-year-old man accused of stabbing nine people in Boise will receive a mental competency evaluation, and access to the defendant by police and other authorities has been restricted until …


Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances

After a federal appeals court ruled that prosecuting people for sleeping on the street when they can’t find shelter is unconstitutional, Spokane’s city officials are reviewing local ordinances that restrict …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it’s booming

Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native, sees potential for Remitly, a tech startup which facilitates the cross-border money transfers, to help immigrants send money home to their families.


Bogus Basin ski area gets approval for snow-making system

Federal officials have given a Boise ski area permission to build a snow-making system.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.


Boulders fall on 71-year-old Boise man hiking in the Sawtooths. Here’s his status

A Boise man hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains southeast of Grandjean survived last week after he was struck by two boulders.


Wylie Lane stabbing suspect stands mute, has 2-month trial scheduled

The man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and stabbing eight more people – five of them children, all of them refugees – in June at a Boise apartment complex …


Idaho Capitol waited for directive from Trump to lower flags

The flag in Idaho wasn’t lowered in honor of McCain until late Monday afternoon. Before then, Otter was waiting for direction from President Donald Trump, his office said.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Treasure Valley homelessness program assists over 100 families in first year

With the help of the understanding landlord and local nonprofit CATCH, Inc., Boise resident Joanna Sherman was able to move in and have a place to call her own for …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies

A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died. He was 97.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 9:59 a.m.

This Boise scientist has more patents than Thomas Edison. Here’s how he did it.

Meet Gurtej Sandhu. He has lived in Boise for 29 years. And he has racked up 1,299 U.S. patents by the latest count. The seventh-most of anyone. In the world. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Whooping cough outbreak worsens in southwestern Idaho

Health officials say a whooping cough outbreak has now sickened roughly 122 people in southwestern Idaho, and they’re warning those numbers could increase with the start of the school year.


People coming to Boise see house prices and say, ‘Oh my goodness. I had no idea.’

Only a small number of new and existing homes are available on the market, far too few to meet demand. Median sales prices are high, and there doesn’t seem to …


Boise veterinarian faces up to life in prison after admitting lewd conduct with child

A 47-year-old Boise veterinarian accused of molesting a young girl for nine years, starting when she was 5, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court records.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Rural Idaho town seeks to benefit from Boise’s booming growth

As Boise braces for more booming growth, rural Idaho has prepared for a very different challenge.