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Nursing Shortage Hitting Veterans’ Services, says Administrator

Nursing Shortage Hitting Veterans’ Services, says Administrator

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The director of the state’s veterans’ services programs found himself on the other side of the committee table, talking with the legislature’s budget writing committee about his department. Former Senator Marv Hagedorn is now the administrator of the Division of Veterans’ Services, after being appointed last summer. He told JFAC one…MORE

Idahoans Reported Seeing UFOs 48 Times in 2018

Idahoans Reported Seeing UFOs 48 Times in 2018

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The truth is out there… According to the National UFO Reporting Center, there were 48 reports of UFO sightings in Idaho, just in 2018. CBS 2 News says people reported seeing UFOs in the shape of triangles, disks and ovals, and even one person said they saw one resembling a fireball.…MORE

Idaho Power Working to Restore Power to more than 12,000 Customers

Idaho Power Working to Restore Power to more than 12,000 Customers

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Idaho Power is working to restore service to thousands of homes and businesses, after a huge outage that darkened homes in the most heavily populated part of town. Spokesman Brad Bowlin says about 11:30, power went out in West Boise…like pretty much ALL of West Boise. “We had a very significant…MORE

Risch: Democrat Leaders Were For the Wall Before They Were Against It

Risch: Democrat Leaders Were For the Wall Before They Were Against It

Washington DC (670 KBOI News) – Idaho Senator Jim Risch — the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — says it’s ridiculous that the government remains partially shut down after 20 days. He says many of the same Democratic Party leaders who oppose $5 billion for a border wall today, have voted for that,…MORE

New Gun Control Bills Introduced in Congress

New Gun Control Bills Introduced in Congress

Washington DC (670 KBOI News) – Less than a week into the new Congress, two new gun control bills have been introduced. The Universal Background Checks Act of 2019 would make it mandatory for all firearms transfers to go through a Federal Firearms License holder, and a background check be performed. Lars Dalseide with the National…MORE

Boise’s Orange Bag Recycling Program Gets Tweaked for Second Year

Boise’s Orange Bag Recycling Program Gets Tweaked for Second Year

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Last Spring, the City of Boise started a new recycling program, after China announced it would no longer buy soft plastics from the United States. The City began collecting soft plastics in special orange plastic bags, provided to each home, so they could be shipped to a company in Salt…MORE

New State Budget Director Lays Out Governor Little’s Priorities to JFAC

New State Budget Director Lays Out Governor Little’s Priorities to JFAC

Boise (670 KBOI News) – You know the legislature’s in session when the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, or JFAC, is in session. The budget writing committee kicked off the 2019 session Tuesday by hearing from state budget director Alex Adams. Adams explained the budget priorities laid out in Governor Little’s State of the State address…MORE

State Tax Commission Unveils New State W-4 Form

State Tax Commission Unveils New State W-4 Form

  Boise (670 KBOI News) – Despite all the warnings over the last year, many Idahoans are in for a surprise when they fill out their 2018 tax returns. Renee Eymann with the Idaho State Tax Commission says, thanks to federal and state tax reforms, if you didn’t adjust your withholdings, you may have a bigger…MORE

Idaho Governor Brad Little Delivers His First State of the State Address

Idaho Governor Brad Little Delivers His First State of the State Address

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Idaho Governor Brad Little opened the 2019 Idaho legislative session today with his first State of the State address at the Capitol. Fiscal conservatism was a theme, and he said he wanted to build on the success of the past, deregulating and cutting taxes. “Is there too much spending on auto-pilot? …MORE

Ada County Coroner’s Office Identifies Three People Killed in Meridian Shooting

Ada County Coroner’s Office Identifies Three People Killed in Meridian Shooting

Meridian (670 KBOI News) – The Ada County coroner has identified the three people who died in the shooting Sunday in Meridian. According to the Coroner’s Office, Heidi and Jose Pablo Diaz Deleon of Meridian both died of multiple gunshot wounds, believed to have been fired by Edward Lynn Epps of Boise. Epps then killed himself…MORE

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