Idaho News

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

Marilyn Frazier pours freshly steeped tea at her kitchen table. Amid the cookies and bright tangerines she’s laid out, the retiree has a notebook full of concerns about a new military plane that could soon be based in Boise.

Blue Cross of Idaho

Health insurance officials are warning lawmakers that switching public employees to a self-insurance model could place the state at a greater financial risk.

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Soldiers hurt in the search for a missing comrade. A soldier with a mental disorder who previously washed out of the Coast Guard. Years of torture at the hands of a group associated with the Taliban.

Idaho Potato Commission / Screengrab

The iconic (and wonderfully kitschy) six-ton potato that travels the country representing the Idaho Potato Commission is going into retirement.

Mark Lennihan / AP

The 34th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs comes to Boise State Monday, October 24. Through the years, the Frank Church Institute has hosted a former U.S. president, vice presidents, cabinet secretaries and a long list of international scholars.

AP

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that Idaho will receive $1.2 million of a multistate settlement with General Motors over allegations it concealed ignition safety problem in its vehicle.

Wasden said Thursday the automaker had reached the $120 million settlement with attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia. The settlement concludes a lengthy investigation of GM's failure to disclose known safety defects in various vehicle models.

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Treasure Valley residents are approaching a consensus when it comes to mass transportation options: 73.9 percent say they want more ways to get around. That's according to the latest survey from Boise State, and it represents a 7 percent increase over last year.

Northwest Nazarene University is retiring the crusader as their mascot effective immediately.

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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.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

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.

Idaho State Historical Society

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.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

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.

AP

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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