Idaho News

Confused Market Signals

Aug 9, 2011

Any Idahoan with investments, savings, loans, or a retirement plan is affected by what happens on Wall Street. They’ll see what the market does Tuesday after Monday’s sharp drop.  


BOISE, Id – Women who survive breast cancer are often left with a scar on their body and their self-esteem.  Many turn to prosthetics to recreate what they once had.  But it’s hard to build a prosthetic breast.  New 3D technology will help women in the Treasure Valley with the process.

Tessie VanHoff is a petite 47-year-old woman with spikey dark hair.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago.  At age 43, she was left with a lot of questions.

Unemployment Hits Idaho Hispanics Harder

Aug 8, 2011

BOISE, ID. – Hispanics or Latinos account for about one in every nine Idahoans according to Census 2010.  But unemployment among Hispanics tends to run higher than the overall rate. 

BOISE, ID. – A new Veteran’s Monument will be dedicated in Cascade Saturday.  The centerpiece is a bronze statue.  It portrays Army Specialist John Borbonus who died to protect his fellow soldiers. 


Aug 4, 2011

Nostalgic for the days when you could fill your car for a buck and a half a gallon? Thursday a place opens where you can do just that. The catch is, it’s not gasoline but natural gas. Idaho’s first public CNG fueling station opens in Boise and later this month one in Nampa starts pumping. This comes at a time when Idaho is trying to decide what it wants to do about natural gas extraction.


BOISE, Id –The forecast in Boise Thursday calls for a high of 95.  That’s two degrees above normal.  You hear that a lot from forecasters talking about temperatures, whether they’re above normal, below normal.

Idaho’s new normal temperature has everything to do with the 1970’s.

George Skari “We just came out with new normal that began in 1981 through 2010, we got rid of the ‘70s.”


George Skari is a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boise.


Astronauts in Idaho

Aug 4, 2011

BOISE, ID. – Idaho astronaut Barbara Morgan and two others will be in Boise over the next week.  They’re here for Idaho Space Days which starts Friday.  Jose Hernandez is one of the astronauts.  He grew up between two cultures.  

Judge Rules on Idaho Medicaid Program

Aug 4, 2011

BOISE, ID. – A federal judge has delayed Idaho Health and Welfare’s plan to use just one company to oversee a Medicaid program.  U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s decision Thursday affects dozens of businesses and people that provide care in their homes. 

Bike Polo

Aug 3, 2011

In our summer series Let’s Get Physical we’re highlighting unique, even unusual ways to stay active and fit. Today a tournament for a growing sport.

Judge Rules On Fed Salmon Plan

Aug 3, 2011

BOISE, ID. – A judge ruled Tuesday that the Obama Administration’s plan to protect salmon in the Snake and Columbia Rivers falls short.   

Schweitzer Engineering Hiring in Idaho

Aug 2, 2011

BOISE, ID. –   A Washington State company wants to hire for jobs in Idaho.  Reps for Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering will be at the Silverstone Amenity Center in Meridianon Wednesday for a career fair. 

The Treasure Valley is growing and so is its urban forest.  So, this summer, a handful of students are evaluating trees in communities across the valley.  As Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing reports, the goal is to find out how much trees are worth and where we need more of them.

McCall Real Estate Snapshot

Aug 1, 2011

BOISE, ID. – The second home market has taken a dive in resort towns like McCall.  That’s bad news for home owners, but good news if you want to buy a place there. 

More First Timers at Food Pantries

Aug 1, 2011

BOISE, ID. –   More people need food and groceries.  That’s according to the Idaho Foodbank and its non-profit partners like the Salvation Army.

Business As Usual

Jul 29, 2011

Four days and counting. That’s how long Congress and the President have to figure out what to do about the nation’s debt ceiling. And this week in our series “Debt Line” we’re exploring how this debt crisis could impact Idaho.  If the nation doesn’t raise its borrowing limit, it will have to take money from several federal programs to avoid default. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports, federal employees in Idaho aren’t letting that get to them.