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Idaho is gearing up for a "super blue blood moon" on Wednesday, though the name might be a bit misleading. That’s when three celestial events happen all at the same time.

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Idaho lawmakers are considering exempting breastfeeding from the state’s public obscenity and indecent exposure laws.


Roger Doughty

When it comes to cookbooks, most of them line up the familiar grouping of recipes – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and maybe a cooking tip or two. But one new local cookbook looks less at straight-ahead recipes and more at practical cooking techniques.

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A new bill under consideration in the state legislature would expand the informational pamphlet given to every woman seeking an abortion in Idaho.

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter was in the nation’s capital for several days last week at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The gathering allows civic leaders from across the country to share ideas and learn from other cities.


University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has joined some lawmakers and education officials who are skeptical that a proposed “higher education CEO” can save the state tens of millions of dollars a year.

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A recent story in the Idaho Statesman looked at two polls surveying respondents about who they’d vote for in this year’s gubernatorial election. There are several big GOP names running in Republican primary: Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Governor Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist are among the conservative frontrunners.

Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Stern, one of the most well-known figures of classical music in Boise for more than 40 years, is retiring.

Most recently, he’s been the music director for the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra since 2005, but he also served in that same role for the Boise Philharmonic for 13 years.

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The state of Idaho is attempting to lower insurance premiums by proposing policies that scrap key provisions established in the Affordable Care Act. Called legally dubious by some opponents, the state’s attempt at closing the so-called insurance gap in the Gem State by disregarding Obamacare mandates is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation.

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It’s the end of the third week of the Idaho Legislature. As legislators wrap up some housekeeping tasks that are necessary at the start of the session, bills are beginning to be introduced. And the next few weeks will see the bulk of the legislation for this session coming forward.


Filmmaker Warren Miller died on January 24, 2018, at age 93 at his home on an island in Puget Sound. He made his name in Sun Valley, Idaho, as the master-creator of ski films and as a pioneer of sports movie-making. 

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Idaho lawmakers are taking another swing at making a derivative of marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.

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Ada County Judge Lyn Norton says opioid abuse has arrived in Idaho's most populous county, and that abuse can happen to anyone.

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On a recent winter afternoon, Mike Francis stood on the brew deck at Payette Brewing Company in Boise. He pointed to four large stainless steel vessels surrounding him.

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In newly released documents, three girls say former State Rep. Brandon Hixon sexually assaulted them for several years.