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New Report Blasts Southwest Idaho Treatment Center

A new legislative report finds that an embattled state-run facility for the mentally ill is “a vestige of an old treatment model that is no longer tenable.” The report says that the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) lacks a long-term vision for how to care for its 17 mentally ill clients as it transitioned from a decades-long practice of institutionalization to helping its patients re-enter the community.

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As the government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, federal authorities are recalling some workers on furlough to their posts in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone is one of the panelists on the NPR weekend show, Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me. She performs in Boise on Thursday, January 17 with her two-hour stand-up routine at the Egyptian Theater.

Several Bird e-scooters lay on an icy ground
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Currently, there are two e-scooter companies operating in Boise, but next month, another scooter vendor is expected to begin operations in the city.


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After being absent from the capitol rotunda for the past couple of years, Add The Words returned Wednesday.

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Yellowstone officials try to make it very clear that tourists should not get close to wild bison. There are posters, educational videos and park rangers who warn people to stay clear of wildlife. But all that education might not be cutting it, according to a recent study

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Idaho’s newest member of Congress, Russ Fulcher, got divorced from his wife of more than 30 years during his campaign for an open seat in the House of Representatives.

United Nations Foundation

Peter Yeo, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. State Department and Capitol Hill and current senior vice president of the United Nations Foundations, is in Idaho this week. Yeo, who also serves as president of the Better World Campaign, is the guest of the Frank Church Institute at Boise State and will also address the Boise Committee on Foreign Relations.

Idaho Parks and Recreation

Anyone taking photos or shooting video for commercial purposes at an Idaho state park is required to get a permit. But that definition isn’t so black and white.

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A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Trump Administration can’t ask a question regarding citizenship on the upcoming 2020 census.

For Sale Coldwell Banker House Sold
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

According to a report from Boise Regional Realtors, the median sales price in Ada County was $314,000. That’s 18 percent higher than prices in 2017. New home sales were up by more than 22 percent year-over-year. But when it comes to pre-existing home sales, the numbers were down by 4.1 percent.




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Organized Labor Takes The Spotlight On Union Day

Thursday is 'Union Day' at the Idaho Capitol and we learn about the history and contributions organized labor has made to the state's workforce and economy.

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