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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Boise neighborhood

About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho’s capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.


They like their mobile-home park. They worry a truck terminal next door could ruin it

For R+L Carriers, the planned truck terminal south of the Boise Airport is a business opportunity. For residents of the Blue Valley mobile home park next door the proposed trucking …


One more year, and you can surf, kayak or paddle in Boise’s expanded whitewater park

Surfers, kayakers, paddle-boarders and other wave junkies should be splashing away in the second phase of Boise’s Whitewater Park next summer — as long as construction stays on schedule.


Mass stabbing suspect summoned Boise police to jail before his attorneys intervened

The man accused of murdering a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a stabbing attack at a Boise apartment complex asked police to come to the Ada County Jail …


Fire grows to 2,000 acres north of Horseshoe Bend as large fire team is called in

The fire near mile marker 73 on Highway 55 has covered 2,000 acres and continues to grow as a larger team arrives in Boise and prepares to fight it.


A Boise-area gym raised money for mass stabbing victims. Someone stole it.

A Boise-area gym on Saturday held a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the June 30 stabbing that killed one girl and injured 8 others. But as the event drew …


Popular pond closes in Boise due to blue-green algae

A popular recreation pond in Boise has closed due to toxin-producing blue-green algae.


Exorcist’s prayer team blesses house formerly occupied by Boise priest accused of crimes

The house where a retired Boise priest lived for 15 years — until he was accused in February of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession — has been …


Judge denied, then granted psychologists access to man accused of stabbing 9, killing 1 in Boise

A Fourth District Court magistrate judge initially denied a motion to allow doctors into the Ada County Jail to see a man accused of stabbing nine people, including one child …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Zuckerberg. Bezos. Cook. Media, tech titans gather in Idaho to network and make deals

Some of the most powerful names in American business are gathering this week in Idaho for the annual Allen & Co. conference at Sun Valley Resort.