Update 3:20 p.m.: The air search for a missing airplane was suspended Monday due to bad weather. An Army Air National Guard helicopter left Boise's Gowen Field at 10:30 a.m. on its way to the last known transmission, but had to turn back because of poor weather. Helicopters and the Civil Air Patrol will join the search when the weather improves.
ATV's and snowmobiles are being mobilized for a ground search. The Valley County Sheriff's department will coordinate those on the ground.
Bonner County commissioners in northern Idaho are urging the U.S. Forest Service not to designate any more lands as potential federally protected wilderness in the Kootenai and Panhandle national forests.
A set of lawsuits winding its way through federal court in Idaho combine a couple phrases you might not expect to find together: "massive international cartel" and "potato."
According to a group of grocers, the innocuous looking potato on your plate got there through a conspiracy involving price-fixing, coercion and aerial surveillance. But potato growers counter there is no cartel. Just a co-op.
About 150 people attended last year's Boise City Council meeting when the non-discrimination ordinance was approved. The measure passed unanimously, and helped the city gain points on the HRC municipal index.
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When President Franklin Roosevelt selected mild-mannered University of Chicago history professor William Dodd to serve as America’s ambassador to Nazi Germany in 1933, neither man had an inkling of the coming terror. In fact, Dodd accepted the post in part because he believed his light duties would allow him time to complete his exhaustive history of the American South.
The reality of Hitler’s Germany, as experienced by Dodd and his family during his four years as ambassador, is detailed in a book by today’s guest, Erik Larson.
Singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby is a native Idahoan, but now calls Los Angeles homes.
Crosby is back in Idaho for a series shows in Boise and Sun Valley. Crosby recently stopped by KBSU 90.3 fm to perform on Idaho Music.
Crosby plays at Boise's The Reef Friday night. He'll be in Sun Valley and Ketchum on Saturday. Crosby is also touring in Montana, Washington and Oregon. You can find his tour dates and download music, here.
You’ll find menorahs all over Dorothy Geffon’s immaculate Boise home. These candelabras are the symbol of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Each night of the eight-day festival, Jews light one candle or oil-light. Some of Geffon’s menorahs are traditional. Others…not so much.
Take the wind-up one that hops around on little plastic legs. “This I have for the little kids,” she says. “It’s fun for the youngest grandchildren.”
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says his recent decision not to run for a fourth term in office came down to one question.
"Did I have the inner zeal in my body, the fire in the belly to run?" Ysursa says. "I just didn't feel it. I was hopeful I'd catch the bug but I didn't. I was convinced a year ago I wasn't going to run. And then others started working on me a little bit. It was a tough decision."
“My name is Russ Fulcher and I’m running for governor.”
Those words from Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, Saturday morning kicked off what promises to be a fierce battle for Idaho’s top executive position over the next five months.
The five-term senator will challenge fellow Republican and two-term incumbent Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter in the May primary. Dozens of supporters attended the event held in a Meridian hotel conference room.
In November of 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine flight crashed into the Greenland ice cap, setting in motion an extraordinary chain of events. Four days after the crash, a B-17 searching for the missing cargo plane also went down in a blinding storm.
All nine crew members survived the crash, and an amphibious Grumman Duck was sent on a daring rescue mission to bring them home. After picking up one member of the B-17 crew, the rescuers of this third flight flew into a severe storm and vanished.
Idaho's jobless rate held steady in September, and dropped slightly in October. The Idaho Labor Department reports the unemployment rate was unchanged from August to September at 6.8 percent. It fell in October to 6.7 percent.
Normally, jobless rates come out once a month. Friday’s two-for-one report was released because of the partial government shutdown over the first two weeks of October.