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Bipartisan legislation before the Senate would finally designate congressional funds to take care of about $12 billion of deferred maintenance for national parks. 

 

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Idaho and the rest of the northwest are growing more hops this year.

The number of acres of hops went up again this year in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The three-state area is forecast to grow a record 55,000 acres. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that’s 4 percent more than last year’s record bumper crop.

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Images of a young girl adorned in a flower print dress sit next to daisies and roses – her favorite flowers. Elsewhere, photos of that same girl show her lovingly tapping her father on the head and celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan.

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Activists hoping to expand Medicaid in Idaho say they turned in more than 70,000 signatures Friday to get the measure on the ballot in November.

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640 employees at Sykes Enterprises in Boise are out of work following a round of layoffs at the call center.

On Saturday, July 7, two stage and TV actors, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell, sing patriotic songs at the Sun Valley Pavilion, with the American Festival Orchestra.

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Boise firefighters had a busy 4th of July holiday. Calls to blazes sparked by fireworks – or otherwise – doubled from 2017, according to city officials.

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The U.S. Forest Service has settled a lawsuit from environmental groups to prevent domestic sheep from grazing in areas inhabited by native Bighorns.

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Fireworks are an integral part of the 4th of July. While an important part of the festivities, fire officials in Boise say they’ll maintain a hardline with those caught breaking laws and shooting off illegal fireworks.


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Grieving Boiseans and members of the refugee community gathered Monday night to pray, hold vigil and deliver white flowers for the victims of Saturday’s mass stabbing.

 

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The suspect accused of murdering a three-year-old and brutally injuring eight other refugees in a knife attack Saturday night in Boise has a checkered, long history of violence and criminal activity including convictions for felony assault, drug dealing and felony theft.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Boise is still grieving from a mass stabbing last Saturday that killed a three-year-old girl, Ruya Kadir, and left eight others injured. The victims are all members of Boise’s expansive refugee community. The tragedy has left many asking: How can we help?

Meiying Wu / Idaho Statesman

Update, 1:49 p.m. Monday: The suspect in Saturday night’s mass stabbing is now facing first-degree murder charges after one of the victims died at a Utah hospital.

 


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The Senate and House have passed two versions of the Farm Bill. The differences between the two pieces of legislation now have to be hashed out by legislators. The final bill could have a big impact on low-income residents in our region.

Molly Messick / Boise State Public Radio

When we started looking into our series “Our Changing Idaho,” we asked listeners to call or write in with comments about growth. We heard one consistent theme over and over: Families kept saying that they want to buy a home, but can’t afford it in the current housing market.

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