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The Boise Weekly has a new owner. The Idaho Press announced it would be buying the alt-weekly Thursday morning.

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Firefighters continue making gains on the Sharps Fire burning in the Wood River Valley. However, the hundreds of people on the fire lines aren’t getting any breaks from the weather. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the region.

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The Valley School District has about 600 students. Grades K-12 are all under one roof, surrounded by farmland in rural Jerome County. But despite its remote setting and track record of safety, school officials there are worried about the possibility of a school shooting.

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Much of last year’s damage to the Boise Greenbelt has been repaired after heavy snowfall melted into a rushing torrent that chomped on pieces of the riverbank, but one part of the trail still needs to be put back together.

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The sky across much of Idaho is noticeably diminished as smoke from a range of wildfires hovers in the atmosphere. As firefighters continue to battle large fires in the western and central regions of the state, meetings to keep area residents up to speed are planned.


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A one-of-a-kind house sits on what was once a barren promontory in Idaho’s Hagerman Valley. In the mid-1950s, landscape painter Archie Teater and his wife commissioned arguably the world’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, to design a studio for them. 


CBD, CBD oil, hemp
James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

CBD oil is a derivative of marijuana with little to none of the ingredient that gets you high. It’s becoming wildly popular as a homeopathic treatment for many conditions.

But despite its rising stock across the country, laws in some states like Idaho can leave consumers in the dark about whether they’re doing something illegal.

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We want to hear YOUR questions about wildfire. Click here to submit your question to the Wanna Know Idaho podcast.

Fires across the West are creating a lot of smoke. That means poor air quality in many parts of our region. 

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho Athletics Department inadequately responded to a 2013 sexual assault case involving a football player. That’s the conclusion of an external review released Tuesday evening.

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We want to hear YOUR questions about wildfire. Scroll to the bottom to submit your question to the Wanna Know Idaho podcast.

The Sharps Fire, burning near Bellevue in the Wood River Valley, spread into the Sawtooth National Forest.

National Weather Service

The heat has been on for a while, but over the next few days, much of Idaho will bake with extreme temperatures. An excessive heat watch goes into effect Tuesday at midnight for the Treasure Valley.

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West New Bureau

Fatimah Abbood’s wedding was supposed to happen on July 1. She and her family had everything ready the night before—lace and flowers on the tables, her dresses were laid out, trays and trays of baklava were at the ready. 

But that evening, a disgruntled, transient man went on a stabbing rampage at an apartment complex in Boise.

 

David G. Massey / AP Photo

We all know Idaho’s connection to potato chips and fries. But what about that peppermint gum you keep in your car?

Boise National Forest Fire Prevention Technician Jessica Kearney-Reeves

7/31 UPDATE: Several large fires continue to burn across Idaho. Firefighters are hoping to get a handle on them ahead of change in the weather expected to set in Wednesday. The forecast indicates temperatures will cool slightly, meaning more bearable conditions for firefighters as they battle blazes. However, the cooling will bring a chance of thunderstorms and winds which could help spread flames and spark new fires.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Nurses across Idaho will soon have a chance for more training when it comes to collecting evidence from victims of sexual assault.

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