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If you’re flying out of Boise this weekend, be prepared for some delays. The Gowen Thunder Air Show could hold up your flight.

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The first big air show in 20 years is set for Boise's Gowen Field this weekend. The headliner? The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron.

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Fall is here, and with the cool, long nights and crisp days, thoughts are turning to the holidays. Leading the charge of fall occasions is Halloween. It’s the time for cobwebs, costumes and of course, candy.

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In our series of Legacy of Hate, we explore the Confederate connection to Idaho history and politics. 

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In North Idaho, incendiary flyers are being distributed anonymously. Authorities in Bonner County say they’re reviewing the materials.

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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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A new state analysis on switching public employees to a self-insurance model casts doubt on the estimated savings that have become a key talking point in Idaho's open gubernatorial race.

According to Mercer — the state's newest actuarial consultant — Idaho taxpayers could save roughly $13 million during the first year of implementing a self-insurance model.

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Friends and family are mourning the death of an eastern Idaho man at the center of a dispute between a nurse and a police officer in Salt Lake City.

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During halftime at Friday's Boise State football game at Albertsons Stadium, a Meridian man's wheelchair was stolen. A search for the chair Monday proved unsuccessful, but a gift from a Boise entrepreneur will provide him and several others with new mobility.

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In August, a poster surfaced online advertising that Hammerfest would go down on September 30th in Boise. The event is sponsored by the Hammerskins, a white supremacist group that started in Dallas in the late 1980s. The white power themed concerts have taken place around the country and even in Budapest.

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Officials with St. Luke's Health System say concerns over conflicts of interest involving a contract with Your Health Idaho are unwarranted.

The health care giant was recently awarded a portion of a contract to counsel potential customers on the state-based health insurance exchange. Some Your Health Idaho board members recently raised concerns the contract doesn't include an auditing mechanism to prevent St. Luke's counselors from steering customers to plans that financially benefit the hospital.

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Officials in Idaho's capitol city say they're happy with a program offering homeless residents employment with the Boise Parks and Recreation Department.

The program is a partnership between the city and Interfaith Sanctuary, a homeless shelter, modeled after a similar initiative in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Idaho Statesman reported recently.

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Eastern Idaho continues to be rattled by earthquakes. Since a magnitude 5.3 quake hit near Soda Springs on September 2, the ground has frequently been in flux.


The new owners of an Idaho hospital laid off 6 percent of its staff, including the chief medical officer and some nurses.

The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston eliminated 62 positions on Thursday, leaving the hospital with 956 employees, the Lewiston Tribune reported. RCCH HealthCare Partners acquired the hospital located near the state's border with Washington in May.

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