Idaho News

Sick of Sprouts

Jun 28, 2011

An outbreak of salmonella that started in Idaho has spread to five states. As Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports the chief suspect for the source is in North Idaho.

Recall Tom Luna Effort Falls Short

Jun 27, 2011

The Committee to Recall Tom Luna turns in petitions Monday, but organizers don’t have the number of voter signatures they need. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

Personal Income Is Up. Why Do I Still Feel Down?

Jun 27, 2011

Personal income in Idaho is up. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports, by some estimates it should be a lot higher.

The 6th international women’s world cup kicked off Sunday with host, Germany facing Canada. Right here in Idaho, soccer players will be watching the tournament for the next month. Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing met up with some of Boise’s own women soccer players at Sunset Park.

Winco Parking Lot Goes Half Solar

Jun 24, 2011

Two Boise-based companies have teamed up to deploy new energy technology. Inovus Solar has installed sun-powered lights at the downtown Winco. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

Pedal 4 the People Ends This Weekend

Jun 24, 2011

This week the Boise Bike Project concludes its new summer bike festival called Pedal 4 the People. The nonprofit is hoping for a big finish, as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports that’s in part to make up for the pot hole they hit as the festival began.

The Healing Fields

Jun 24, 2011

US troops in Afghanistan may be getting ready for their gradual draw down, but Idaho soldiers are still busy. The 116th cavalry brigade is in Iraq and 15 members of Idaho’s Army National Guard returned from a medical relief mission to Cambodia a few weeks ago. This Southeast Asian nation is among the poorest in the region. Colonel Heather Taylor led that mission. She talked with Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell about her experience helping Cambodian citizens.

Idaho is hosting this year’s Far West Regional Soccer Championship in Boise this week. Teams from Alaska to New Mexico are in town. Quarterfinal games will be played Friday and men’s and women’s age group champions will be crowned Sunday. But the Far West championship isn’t the only game in town. Boise State Public Radio’s Emily Schwing has more.

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis says the lagging economy has hit his school hard. Budget cuts and tuition increases are challenging the Moscow institution. But Nellis says the economy will turn around, bringing new opportunities to Idaho. This week, he’s on a Statewide Leadership Tour, traveling, talking, and listening to what people have to say about the U of I. He stopped by Boise State Public Radio and told Samantha Wright the University has lost 20-million dollars in state funding in the past two years.

Fort Hall Marine’s Mom: He’s Doing Well

Jun 23, 2011

Idaho Marine Phillip Baldwin is alive but severely injured after an explosion in Afghanistan. As Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports, his mother says he’s recovering quickly.

The Last Good War

Jun 23, 2011

He photographed over 400 World War II veterans. Then he took those photos, and the stories behind them, and put them into a book: “The Last Good War: the Faces and Voices of World War II.” Author and photographer Thomas Sanders will speak at the Idaho State Historical Museum Thursday night. He sat down to talk about his book, and the rather graphic image that started the project. A warning to our listeners, Sanders’ story begins with that strong image.

GBAD Approves Funds For Visitors Bureau

Jun 22, 2011

Emotions ran high at Tuesday’s auditorium district board meeting in Boise. The center of drama: Funds for the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

County? Check. Now For the Feds.

Jun 21, 2011

The company that wants to build a nuclear power plant in southwest Idaho has cleared its last obstacle at the local level. Payette County commissioners voted Monday afternoon to rezone land for the project. But as Boise State Public Radio’s Adam Cotterell reports, the plant is far from a done deal.

McGee is Free

Jun 20, 2011

State Senator John McGee posted $5,000 bond and was released from the Ada County Jail Monday afternoon. Reactions to his arrest for grand theft and DUI include sympathy from a high-ranking colleague and outrage from a Boise woman. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Ki reports.

They decide who you get to vote for in the next general election the Commissioners who sit on the state’s Redistricting panel. They met for the first time Tuesday, in the basement of the Idaho Statehouse. As Boise State Public Radio’s Samantha Wright reports, the commission begins its work an oath.