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Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

In the first part of our Legacy Of Hate series, we took you to north Idaho to look at the history of the Aryan Nations and the effects that still ripple through that community. The compound made north Idaho infamous, but statistics show that year after year, it’s Boise that has topped the list for the number of hate crimes — despite conventional wisdom. It turns out southern Idaho, too, has an unfavorable history that persists into the present.

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One of the new top bosses at Boise tech company Micron is accused of insider trading while at his old company. The government's Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against Micron’s new vice president of the storage business unit. He’s been on the job with Micron for only six weeks.


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A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported Tuesday that it had obtained bodycam video from the Latah County Sheriff's Department showing Sen. Dan Foreman of Viola in a heated exchange with an unseen male on Sept. 14 — the first day of the county fair.

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Matt Corsi / Idaho Fish and Game

Idaho anglers may not have to wait much longer before they’re able to stock their freezer with steelhead.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

In February, the city council in Charlottesville, Virginia voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a park which – at the time – had the same name. The controversy that followed culminated in a violent rally in the city this August, and renewed a discussion about white supremacy and what to do with Confederate monuments.

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A southern Idaho school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who says he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in 2015.

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The shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Sunday night is the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in history. As the investigation into the senseless incident in Nevada continues, KBSX spoke to Idaho authorities about what impact the event is having here.

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If you thought last January was rough, just imagine being a vineyard owner in the Snake River Valley.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations has been around nearly 40 years and was instrumental in the expulsion of the Aryan Nations from Hayden Lake.

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It didn’t take him long to manifest his dream of a “white homeland” in Kootenai County. Richard Butler, an aeronautical engineer, moved with his wife, Betty, from California to Hayden Lake, Idaho in 1973.

Nestled among trees of the north Idaho countryside, Butler established the Church of Jesus Christ Christian four years later, along with the Aryan Nations, his infamous group that eventually drew more than 100 white supremacists to north Idaho each year to promote his message of hate and intolerance.  

Tim Wilson

We launch our series looking at Idaho’s fraught relationship with white supremacy by taking a snapshot of the north where the legacy of hate was most vocal.

Dave Crawforth / Preservation Idaho

Every year, the nonprofit group Preservation Idaho puts on its Heritage Home Tour, spotlighting unique neighborhoods around Boise. This Sunday’s 15th annual tour takes us to the Randolph Robertson neighborhood on the Bench.

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East Idaho Republicans have come up with a shortlist of candidates to replace former state Senator Bart Davis who was selected to be the U.S. Attorney for Idaho.

The Idaho GOP’s Legislative District 33 Committee put forward three names this week as possible successors to Davis, the former Senate Majority Leader.

The top pick for the open seat, according to the district committee, is Bonneville GOP Central Committee Chairman Mark Fuller. While the group has expressed a preference, the final call will be up to Governor Butch Otter.

Steven Wang

With fall’s arrival, there are changes in the air and on the air here at Boise State Public Radio. Beginning Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 we’ll make several adjustments to our weekend schedule and add some new programs in an effort to better serve you. These changes give us the opportunity to share some new & exciting voices on KBSX.

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GOP congressman and gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador says four Idaho residents involved in the 2014 Bunkerville Stand Off in Nevada are facing “a miscarriage of justice.”

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