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Aging In Place In Boise Just Got Harder

Dec 22, 2017
Maria La Ganga

Boise at Home was designed to help the Treasure Valley’s older residents stay in their homes and be independent for as long as possible. But when the organization folded this fall, its members were left to fend for themselves.

 

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Three years ago, William Higginson had friends coming to town for Christmas. They wanted to see what Boise had to offer for lighting spectacles, so he created a crowdsourced Google map pinpointing Christmas lights around the Treasure Valley. 

 

Empty Classroom
Karen Apricot New Orleans / Flickr Creative Commons

A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don't go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of those who do don't stay around for long.

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Canyon County Commissioners are trying to figure out a way to get a new jail. The current facility has seen numerous escapes over the last year and half and is overcrowded. A study by a consulting firm offered a costly solution.

via Idaho Office for Refugees

Jan Reeves has been the director of the Idaho Office for Refugees since 1998, but he got his start in the field in the '80s – when resettlement was under the state Department of Health and Welfare.

U.S. Census Bureau / census.gov

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Idaho is the nation’s fastest growing state.

Norm Gunning / Boise State Public Radio

Air Force officials have passed Boise over for its controversial F-35 stealth fighter jet mission.

 

The jets should arrive at Truax Field just north of Madison, Wisconsin and Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama sometime in 2023.

John Locher / AP Images

The federal government case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy came to a screeching halt Wednesday. The federal judge trying the case declared a mistrial.

David Gassel / Idaho Fish and Game

A picture is worth ... 9.04 pounds.

In this case, Meridian fisherman Dave Gassel reeled in this largescale sucker and broke the record in Idaho. He pulled the fish out of Lake Cascade.

AP Photo/John Locher

A U.S. judge in Nevada declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against a states' rights figure, his two sons and another man accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents during a cattle grazing dispute.

Idaho Power

It's an annual tradition in southern Idaho. 'Sonny Claus' dons his Santa suit and sits down with area kids who can't hear, using sign language to communicate their Christmas wishes.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

A district judge has ruled in favor the Dry Creek Valley Coalition in the Treasure Valley.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

The holiday season is replete with parties, get togethers and acts of generosity, but navigating it all can be difficult. For this seasonal installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we asked listeners about holiday etiquette.  

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It’s official: The City of Boise will start charging visitors to park in the main downtown core on Saturdays beginning next year.

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City of Boise officials will not charge a former Boise State football player in connection with a recent on-campus assault. 

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