Idaho News

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Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development works with local groups around the country to get an estimate of people dealing with homelessness. 

Camp Rainbow Gold

An Idaho camp for kids with cancer was dealt another setback last week. The Blaine County Commission voted against a proposal last Tuesday that would allow Camp Rainbow Gold to build a permanent location in the Wood River Valley. The camp currently leases space each summer from Cathedral Pines, a Baptist camp in the area.

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Gov. Butch Otter (R) has signed a disaster declaration for a north-central Idaho town that’s been without a public water system since last month.

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is out with fresh data about Idaho based on its American Communities Survey. The latest batch of information provides an updated snapshot of the Gem State.

Camp Rainbow Gold

A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.

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Due to slowness and system errors in their computer system, The Idaho Transportation Department has closed driver’s licensing offices across the state, with the exception of Ada and Canyon counties.

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Former state Rep. Gary Ingram, the original author of Idaho's open meeting law and champion of public access in government, has died. He was 84.

Chocolate Reigns Supreme For Idaho During Holidays

Dec 1, 2017
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Candy and the holiday season go together like bread and butter. The National Confectionary Association says holiday candy sales should be about $1.93 billion this year.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

In May, several wild horses at the Boise BLM corral began showing signs of a bacterial infection. The highly contagious equine disease prompted officials to close the facility until the horses got better.


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Six-year-old Amiah Van Hill first learned about lunch debt when her mom read her a news story about a Seattle man who paid overdue bills accrued by the city’s kids with an online GoFundMe campaign.

SNIP

After years of operating in vet clinics across the state, a nonprofit group that works to spay and neuter dogs and cats in Idaho is getting its own building.


Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Roof damage from last January's record snowfall forced the closure of the only full-service grocery market in the small Western Idaho town of Weiser. The company that owns the store has announced the location for a full-size replacement.

Anna Webb / Idaho Statesman

A monument commemorating the settlement of Boise by Europeans was set to be the focal point of a new small park along the Greenbelt. After taking a closer look at the inscription, the plan has been nixed and the monument retired.


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An Idaho woman says an increasing number of abandoned pets been turning up near Lake Lowell between Nampa and Caldwell.

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A three-term Idaho congressman laid in state at the capitol in Boise the morning of November 20 before a final sendoff later in the day.


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