Idaho News

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.

Idaho Sprouts Come Up Clean

Jul 29, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration warned people not to eat sprouts from a North Idaho farm in June because of a salmonella outbreak, but recent tests show no signs of salmonella. 

The suicide of Olympic skier Jaret “Speedy” Peterson shocked people in his native Idaho. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports, the warning signs were there.

 

BOISE, Id – Sherri Wood has been the President of the Idaho Education Association and a teacher.  Now after 34 years as an educator, she’s retiring.

Sherri Wood planned to spend five years teaching first, second and third graders at Van Buren School in Caldwell.

Sherri Wood “After I was there five years, the kids and the families that attended Van Buren School, became very attached to them, very much enjoyed working with them and 28 years later, I was still there.”

Teaching, wood says, is more than just 50 minutes in a classroom.

Remembering Speedy

Jul 28, 2011

Matt Christensen stood by Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson for more than ten years.  The freestyle aerial skier took his own life Monday night.  Christensen was Peterson’s coach, travel companion, and friend. 

"There’s Been Many Times He’s Cried Out For Help"

Jul 28, 2011

The suicide of Olympic skier Jaret "Speedy" Peterson shocked people in his native Idaho. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports, the warning signs were there.

Athletes and Depression

Jul 28, 2011

The suicide of Olympic skier Jeret “Speedy” Peterson shocked people in his native Idaho. But Peterson had struggled with depression for years.  Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell talked with a sports psychologist about athletes and mental health.

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