Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/hey-miss-idaho-insulin-pump-your-bikini There she is, Miss Idaho. And there <em>it </em>is, the insulin pump attached to her bikini bottom during the swimsuit competition. Since posting the photo on social media on Monday, Sierra Sandison has become a new hero to the Type 1 diabetes community.<p>One mother <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152989744311677&set=a.191833896676.139973.585201676&type=1&comment_id=10152993351736677&offset=0&total_comments=95">wrote on Facebook</a>, "You changed my 11-year-old daughter's summer! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:54:00 +0000 editor 49003 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hey, Miss Idaho, Is That An Insulin Pump On Your Bikini? Quiz: Do You Know The Difference Between Idaho And Iowa? http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/quiz-do-you-know-difference-between-idaho-and-iowa <p>Yes, Idaho and Iowa are two very different states.</p><p>It seems the great state mix-up has made it <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahoans-and-iowans-join-forces-end-state-mix" target="_blank">back into the spotlight</a>, so we made this quiz to test your knowledge of the Gem State and the Hawkeye State.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48624 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Quiz: Do You Know The Difference Between Idaho And Iowa? Idahoans And Iowans Join Forces To End State Mix-Up http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idahoans-and-iowans-join-forces-end-state-mix <p></p><p>Idaho and Iowa are, in fact, two different states, and entrepreneurs, writers and creative-types want the world to learn the difference. (<a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/quiz-do-you-know-difference-between-idaho-and-iowa" target="_blank">Take our quiz</a> to see how well you know Idaho and Iowa.)</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:40:26 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 48785 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idahoans And Iowans Join Forces To End State Mix-Up Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-cops-worry-about-cross-border-pot-shopping-trips <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/070714JR_BracingForPot_web_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Recreational marijuana goes on sale Tuesday in Washington state, but police across the border in Idaho and Oregon say that doesn't mean the pot will stay there.<p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48425 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Cops Worry About Cross-Border Pot Shopping Trips #WhyIStay: Show Us Why You Live In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/whyistay-show-us-why-you-live-idaho <p></p><p>A recent Gallup survey found that 17 percent of Idahoans have <a href="http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/poll-finds-nearly-20-percent-idahoans-plan-leave-state">made plans to leave the state</a> within a year. Those planning to leave told Gallup it was primarily for work, family, and school-related reasons.</p><p>If given the option, 29 percent of Idahoans say they'd leave while 69 percent told Gallup they'd prefer to stay. So, we want to know why you've decided to live in Idaho.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:34:14 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 44953 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org #WhyIStay: Show Us Why You Live In Idaho New Google Maps Feature Gives Idahoans Few “Time Travel” Options http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/new-google-maps-feature-gives-idahoans-few-time-travel-options <p>Google describes its new map feature with references to the movie “Back to the Future."</p><p>“Forget going 88 mph in a DeLorean—you can stay where you are and use Google Maps to virtually explore the world as it is—and as it was,” <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/go-back-in-time-with-street-view.html" target="_blank">a company blog post declares</a>. “Happy (time) traveling!” &nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:05:05 +0000 Adam Cotterell 44106 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org New Google Maps Feature Gives Idahoans Few “Time Travel” Options Drought In Idaho's Elmore County Means It's Now A Disaster Area http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/drought-idahos-elmore-county-means-its-now-disaster-area <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added a southern Idaho county to its list of Idaho regions considered natural disaster areas because of drought.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:55:29 +0000 Associated Press 42647 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Drought In Idaho's Elmore County Means It's Now A Disaster Area The Number Of Idaho Fur Trappers Doubles As Pelt Prices Soar http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/number-idaho-fur-trappers-doubles-pelt-prices-soar <p></p><p>Just four years ago, bobcat fur sold for about $200. Now, that same bobcat pelt can be sold for almost $2,000. Higher prices come from a rise in demand for fur in Asia, and it has led to more trappers in the field here in Idaho.</p><p>Patrick Carney, president of the Idaho Trappers Association, gets calls almost daily from folks who want advice on how to get into commercial trapping.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Jessica Murri 42146 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Number Of Idaho Fur Trappers Doubles As Pelt Prices Soar Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho A Big Supplier http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/study-cigarette-tax-evasion-sky-high-washington-idaho-big-supplier <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/032114TB_IllegalCigs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Nearly half of the cigarettes smoked in Washington went untaxed by the state according to an estimate from a new study by two think tanks.<p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:25:00 +0000 Tom Banse 42159 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho A Big Supplier Hunters Kill Nearly 500 Wolves In Idaho, Montana http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/hunters-kill-nearly-500-wolves-idaho-montana <p></p><p>Hunters and trappers in Montana killed 230 wolves during the recently concluded wolf season.</p><p>That's only five more wolves than the prior year's wolf harvest despite the lifting of quotas on the animals across most of the state and a higher bag limit for individual hunters.</p><p>Hunters took 144 wolves during a season that started in September and ended Saturday. Trappers took 86 wolves.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:38:28 +0000 Associated Press & Emilie Ritter Saunders 41859 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hunters Kill Nearly 500 Wolves In Idaho, Montana FBI Takes Over Idaho Criminal Investigation Of Prison Company CCA http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fbi-takes-over-idaho-criminal-investigation-prison-company-cca <p>The FBI has taken over the Idaho criminal investigation into private prison company Corrections Corporation of America.</p><p>The Nashville, Tenn.,-based CCA has operated Idaho's largest prison for more than a decade, but last year, CCA officials acknowledged it had understaffed the prison by thousands of hours in violation of the state contract. CCA also said employees falsified reports to cover up the vacancies. The announcement came after an Associated Press investigation showed CCA sometimes listed guards as working 48 hours straight to meet minimum staffing requirements.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:36:08 +0000 Associated Press 41318 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Man Convicted Of Shooting At Crop Dusting Plane http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-man-convicted-shooting-crop-dusting-plane <p>A south-central Idaho man has been convicted of shooting at a crop duster.</p><p>The Twin Falls Times-News reports that a jury on Thursday found 42-year-old Christopher V. Lewis of Filer guilty of felony discharging a firearm at an aircraft.</p><p>Prosecutors say the pilot told police he saw someone holding a shotgun below him at about 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 24.</p><p>Authorities say that at about the same time, someone called the spraying company saying the pilot was flying too low over home and threatened to "dust the pilot with his 10-gauge shotgun."</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:49:11 +0000 Associated Press 41302 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Man Convicted Of Shooting At Crop Dusting Plane Driver Dies Near Eagle After Striking Horse http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/driver-dies-near-eagle-after-striking-horse <p>A woman died and three other people were injured in two crashes involving a horse on the highway northwest of Boise.</p><p>Ada County officials say the woman's car hit a horse on State Highway 16 just after 5 a.m. Monday. Deputies say the car then went off the highway, traveled about 300 yards through fields and fences before hitting a rock wall.</p><p>The victim's name hasn't been released. Both of her passengers were injured.</p><p>A short time later, another car hit the horse that was lying in the road and flipped onto its top. One person was injured.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:59:49 +0000 Associated Press 41068 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org High Enrollment In A State With No Love For Obamacare http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/high-enrollment-state-no-love-obamacare <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022114JR_IdahoObamacare_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The latest figures on who's signing up under the federal health care law tell a surprising story about one of the most conservative states in the country.<p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:09:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 40605 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org High Enrollment In A State With No Love For Obamacare Idaho Farm Profits Up, Number Of Farms Continues To Fall http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-farm-profits-number-farms-continues-fall <p>The value of Idaho’s agriculture products grew from $5.7 billion to $7.8 billion between 2007 and 2012. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA.) It released <a href="http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/Preliminary_Report/Full_Report.pdf" target="_blank">preliminary results from its Census of Agriculture </a>Thursday. &nbsp;The USDA provides the update every five years and the latest covers 2012. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:25:34 +0000 Adam Cotterell 40511 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Farm Profits Up, Number Of Farms Continues To Fall Flooding, Mudslides Possible Across Southern Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/flooding-mudslides-possible-across-southern-idaho <p>What a difference a week makes.</p><p>Last week, concern was mounting over how little precipitation had fallen in southern Idaho this winter. Now, forecasters say areas in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=IDZ011&amp;warncounty=IDC085&amp;firewxzone=IDZ401&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Hydrologic+Outlook#.UvzmhPtyW_k">could see several days</a> of flooding.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:04:04 +0000 Scott Graf 40129 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Flooding, Mudslides Possible Across Southern Idaho Idaho Truckers Want To Increase Gas Tax To Improve Roads http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-truckers-want-increase-gas-tax-improve-roads <div><p>A trucking group says Idaho's 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax should be hiked 6 cents a gallon.</p><p>That's according to the <a href="http://www.idtrucking.org/">Idaho Trucking Association</a>'s measure introduced Thursday in the House Transportation Committee, to do it over the next three years. It's considered a longshot to pass.</p><p>Truckers pitched the bill on grounds Idaho should get started on tackling an estimated annual $262 million backlog of road and bridge projects.</p><p>Still, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has already said highway funding probably won't be an issue in 2014.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:02:54 +0000 Associated Press 39809 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Truckers Want To Increase Gas Tax To Improve Roads See Which Idaho Athletes Have The Best Shot At An Olympic Medal http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/see-which-idaho-athletes-have-best-shot-olympic-medal <p></p><p></p><p>The Winter Olympics officially kick off Friday in Sochi, Russia. But competition for Idaho’s group of Olympians started early Thursday. <a href="http://ussnowboarding.com/athletes/jessika-jenson">Jessika Jensen</a>, a native of eastern Idaho, finished seventh in her qualifying heat in the event of slopestyle snowboarding.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:02:39 +0000 Scott Graf 39733 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org See Which Idaho Athletes Have The Best Shot At An Olympic Medal Autopsy Finds Heart Defect Killed Young Idaho Skier http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/autopsy-finds-heart-defect-killed-young-idaho-skier <p>An autopsy has determined that a rare heart defect killed a 20-year-old Dartmouth College cross country skier last weekend.</p><p>Torin Tucker, a junior from Sun Valley, Idaho, died while competing at a cross country skiing marathon in Craftsbury, Vt., on Saturday.</p><p>His death certificate says he suffered sudden cardiac arrest as a result of a problem in the left coronary artery. Medical research says the condition is rare and is frequently associated with sudden death during intense physical activity.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:53:25 +0000 Associated Press 39662 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Autopsy Finds Heart Defect Killed Young Idaho Skier Why Idaho Homeless Shelters Are Full When There Are Fewer Homeless People http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/why-idaho-homeless-shelters-are-full-when-there-are-fewer-homeless-people <p>Luanne Jensen sits in an alley behind Boise’s Interfaith Sanctuary homeless shelter. She recently had knee surgery, so she's sitting on a bench built into her walker. The surgery, she says, is why she’s staying at Interfaith Sanctuary -- again. Jensen says she stayed here three years ago before landing a job. Now, she can’t work.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Adam Cotterell 39266 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Why Idaho Homeless Shelters Are Full When There Are Fewer Homeless People