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Bryan Wright / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Republican Sen. Jim Risch is sponsoring a bill that would make it easier for federal fishery managers to kill sea lions that could prey on salmon and steelhead. Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington has also signed on in support of the proposal.

 


Will Reid / Boise State Public Radio

Most times of year, Barber Park is quiet, except for the chirping of birds and the slow, smooth swoosh of running water. But over the weekend, new sounds entered the mix: handpumps in the parking lot, rubber rafts scrapping on sand and the startled yelps of floaters dipping their toes in the frigid water. Float season is back.

Jethro Taylor / Flickr

A judge has ruled against a federal agency and how they kill predators like coyotes, in Idaho. 

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Falls will soon be home to its first internal medicine residents in an attempt to retain more doctors in the Gem State.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

It’s 7:00 p.m. after a long day of work, and Rudy and Sami Ashenbrener sit on their back porch in Twin Falls. Their eight-month-old Miles is in his high chair next to them while their dog Hercules runs around their backyard.

via Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise is welcoming the arrival of a new male African lion. Four-year-old Revan joins the city-owned zoo's two female lions already at the facility. He comes to Boise from Maryland through a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Longtime Boise school trustee A J Balukoff will not seek re-election later this summer.

In an email to Idaho Education News, Balukoff said he will step aside after 21 years on the school board.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Sixth-grade teacher Mandy Stansell has lived in Boise her whole life, but three months ago she moved to her new home, looking out over the farm fields of Kuna.

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Valley Regional Transit just wrapped up three open houses to get public input on 10 different proposals to change bus routes in Boise. There’s still time to weigh in on the city’s mass transit system.

via Idaho Office for Refugees

Boise will celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday in the Grove Plaza by holding a naturalization ceremony for 20 refugees.

Beth Pendergrass / Twin Falls School District

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks high schoolers about their risky behavior - anything from drug use to bringing weapons to school. For at least one behavior our region’s youth has a high score.

 

Ford DSFL / Flickr

We all know it’s bad to text and drive, and in Idaho it’s illegal. But what about when you want to skip to a good song on Spotify, or you’re checking your Twitter notifications while driving? Blaine County is making it clear: Don’t do it or you’ll get a ticket. Drivers who are parked in a designated spot or who are stopped and not holding up traffic are exempt.

 


Susan Montoya Bryan / AP

U.S. beef prices are down slightly from this time last year, though that shouldn’t necessarily worry ranchers because prices could rebound by the end of the year.

Decaseconds / Flickr

Shoshone Falls is poised to be a spectacle one more time for its swan song before the water is reduced to a trickle for the summer.

Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to postpone hearing a case that could change how water rights get divvied up in the Treasure Valley.

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