Idaho News

Bushwise In Boise

Jun 14, 2011

A task force to outline details of technology mandates in Idaho’s Students Come First laws started work in Boise this week. That’s despite an effort to repeal the laws. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports the task force got some encouragement from some national figures.

Over the next three months, Redistricting Commissioners will redraw the political boundaries. The goal is to make the districts as fair and even as possible. But inevitably, someone somewhere won’t like the final plan. And they’ll sue. Boise State Public Radio’s Samantha Wright reports on why that is.

Looking For Moly

Jun 13, 2011

This week an exploratory project begins in the Boise National Forest that could lead to a large open pit mine near the headwaters of the Boise River. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports.

Urban Goose Chase

Jun 13, 2011

There isn’t a lot of information about the Canada geese that live in Idaho’s capital city, where they come from and migrate to, and which are the most troublesome. Scientists are banding the birds this week. Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing joined the early morning effort on Monday.

Dreaming of a Year-Round Farmers Market

Jun 10, 2011

Right now is prime time for farmer’s markets around Idaho. But come late fall, those markets close up for the season. A Boise woman wants to change that by building a place where farmers can gather year-round to sell their goods. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

There’s been a lot of talk about the aerospace industry in Idaho this week. GE Aviation met with 60 Idaho companies to try to bring them into GE’s supply chain. And Idaho’s governor met with executives of aerospace companies in the state. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports it’s all part of an effort to help the industry take off.

Idaho wind developers will get paid less for the power they produce from now on. That’s because of a decision by Idaho’s Public Utilities Commission. Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports.

Food Detective

Jun 9, 2011

Europe is trying to find out what caused a strain of e-coli that’s killed more than 20 people and sickened thousands. Getting to the bottom of an e-coli outbreak – whether overseas or here in Idaho – can be a challenge. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports food safety inspectors have to act like detectives.

Senate Votes to Keep Debit Card Fee Cuts

Jun 8, 2011

Idaho’s U.S. Senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, voted Wednesday to delay a rule on debit card fees. But the full Senate rejected the idea. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

 

The number of cows and calves killed by wolves in Idaho is down this spring. Eleven cases have been confirmed this year. As Boise State Public radio’s Emily Schwing Reports, South-Central Idaho saw its first livestock kill this past weekend.

Sun Valley Next Olympic Training Site?

Jun 7, 2011

The Sun Valley area wants the U.S. Olympic Committee to certify its Nordic trails and facilities as a training site. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, organizers believe the Olympic brand would bring more visibility and dollars.

Organizers hand over signed petitions to Idaho’s Secretary of State today (Monday). They’re trying to put a measure on the 2012 ballot to repeal Students Come First. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

Ada County Considers Renewable Energy

Jun 6, 2011

Ada County Commissioners are considering a plan that would allow renewable energy to be produced in rural areas. They heard from the public Wednesday night about this idea. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

Payette County Commissioners consider the future of nuclear power in Southwest Idaho Monday evening. A company called Alternate Energy Holdings Incorporated wants land rezoned for a potential reactor. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

Tonight in Boise, you can wander through galleries and peruse new art installations as part of first Thursday. Among them, altars created by elementary education students. They’re learning to bring art into their future classrooms. Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing met up with the students as they finished their artwork.

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