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Idaho budget includes pay hike for state employees

The Legislature’s joint budget committee adopted a $4.01 billion revenue target for fiscal 2020 on Tuesday, taking its first steps toward setting next year’s agency budgets.


Local group exploring Boise charter flights

Supporters of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport are conducting a survey to gauge demand for charter service between Lewiston and Boise.


Hundreds gather at Idaho Capitol for Womxn’s March

Several hundred people rallied in front of the Idaho Capitol for the state’s Womxn’s March. The Idaho Statesman reports the event Saturday was aligned with a national event, the Women’s …


Boise pair fosters, finds homes for hundreds of pets

In the past four years, a Boise couple estimate they’ve fostered about 150 cats – 90 percent of which were kittens – and 40 dogs for four different local rescue …


Judge says suspect in Idaho mass stabbing unfit for trial

An Idaho judge says the suspect in a mass stabbing attack that injured 12 and killed a 3-year-old girl is unfit to stand trial.


Suspect in 24-year-old unsolved Boise homicide arrested for cold case homicide in Washington

A Boise man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Wednesday night in connection with a homicide in Washington from 1992.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

GlowTato? Potato Truck? Spuddy Buddy? Yep! Here’s how to ring in New Year’s – Idaho style

This year, partygoers will see the GlowTato ascend at 6 p.m. and drop at midnight from the Inland Crane, all while fireworks light up the sky.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Woman whose daughter died in mass stabbing files lawsuit

A woman whose 3-year-old daughter was killed in a mass stabbing in Boise has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the apartment complex owners and managers, the man charged in …


Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California.


Boise priest who lived in ‘world of Satanism and pornography’ sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole

The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise who pleaded guilty to five felony crimes, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison …


Mass stabbing suspect flew under the radar in Memphis. Then, he came to Boise.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Several Boiseans interacted with Timmy Earl Kinner Jr. in the weeks before he was accused of going on a murderous rampage at a 3-year-old’s birthday party. As …


3-year-old girl killed after being hit by truck in Boise

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Boise. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says the truck had just pulled out of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across U.S., including Spokane

NEW YORK – A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear – but there were …


Police respond to 3 reports of bomb threats at Boise and Garden City businesses

Police in Garden City and Boise are responding to bomb threats at three local businesses.


Woman gets 20 years after car fire kills daughter

A 31-year-old woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following a car fire that killed one of her children and injured another.


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 …