Norm Gunning

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Norm Gunning grew up on a farm near Kuna milking cows and bucking hay bales. He met his wife Paula at Idaho State University in Pocatello where both were journalism students and that's where he began his broadcast career at the 10-watt campus FM station.

He's covered the news at television and radio stations in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Boise, Portland and Seattle, with time out as an Air Force air traffic control officer during the Vietnam war. He's been a reporter, anchor, photographer and producer, but he spent most of his broadcast career as an assignment editor in charge of newsroom logistics. Following retirement in 2009, Norm was a volunteer for Oregon Public Broadcasting as well as a driver for a nonprofit organization that provides transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. After residing 30 years in Portland, Norm and Paula moved to Meridian in 2016.

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Opera Idaho has a 40-year history in Boise. Now increasing interest is spurring a study to locate a new performing arts facility to serve as the opera's permanent home.

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Speech language pathologists top the Idaho Department of Labor's latest list of most in-demand occupations. The vacancy rate compares how many jobs are available versus how many are employed in that occupation.

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The Ketchum city council has taken the first step towards acquiring a new city hall and police station. The desired building is on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street.

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New parking rules go into effect Thursday in downtown Boise. 

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You've seen those large metal boxes atop truck trailers. They're used to ship goods from distant seaports to local warehouses while remaining in the same container. Now a Boise home builder says they could be one solution to the shortage of low-income housing.

Jeromy Tarkon

Jeromy Tarkon, an Eagle soccer coach, received a shocking note on his car windshield last weekend. Tarkon is the coach of the Idaho Juniors Futbol Club, a soccer club based in the Eagle area.

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If you're looking for a fun weekend outing, just 100 miles north in the small resort town of McCall you will find an iconic Idaho event.

Idaho Education News

Nearly six in 10 residents polled in a statewide survey feel Idaho is headed in the right direction, with education and the economy ranked as the top two concerns heading into 2018.

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There are now more than 300,000 public school students attending classes in the state of Idaho.

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Good news for skiers: The Bogus Basin Ski area plans to reopen on Friday after being closed for four days.

The Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles is making progress in solving a computer problem that has caused delays for residents trying to obtain or renew driver’s licenses and ID Cards.