Idaho News

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Boise lawyer TJ Jones built his Victorian house 125 years ago in the Central Addition neighborhood.

“In 1893 when Jones finished his house," says current owner and occupant Frank Eld, "there was an article in the Statesman that said ‘TJ Jones has finished his house in the Central Addition…and he has a very unusual china cabinet in the dining room.’ And this is it.”

Patrick Little via YouTube

A Holocaust denier who recently ran a failed campaign for the U.S. Senate in California has told North Idaho residents he wants to build a “regional capital” there.

Adele Booysen / Flickr

The city of Boise’s program doling out compost for free to residents who want it has exceeded expectations in its first year.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

118 goats chomped on rosebuds, bushes and lawns for nearly two hours as they clip-clopped down a Boise neighborhood street Friday morning.

Great Basin National Incident Management Team 1

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.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

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.

Doug / Flickr

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.


Lexi Lozano

Idaho body image activist Amy Pence-Brown has been part of the movement to get people to accept women's bodies as they are, not as some unreachable ideal. And now she's talking about age in the same way. Pence-Brown was featured in a Time article "Can Gen X Women Love Their Bodies?"

AP Photo/Jim Mone

The Idaho Human Rights Commission has seen a 10 percent uptick in the number of sexual harassment complaints filed since October 2017. Speaking on Idaho Matters Monday, commission director Ben Earwicker says the increase is in part because of the #MeToo movement.

Iconic Nampa Water Tower To Meet The Wrecking Ball

Jul 17, 2018
Steve Schroeder / Flickr

A Monday night city council meeting in the Treasure Valley sealed the fate of a local landmark thousands drive past every day.


Holly / Flickr

Retired Boise priest Father Thomas Faucher is in jail awaiting trial on numerous charges stemming from child pornography. Months after being served eviction papers by the local archdiocese, the church has sold the house after performing a famous ritual.


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

The blazing hot real estate market in Ada County has just set two new records and it's all about the numbers.

Four Meridian Executives Face Prison Time

Jul 9, 2018
SalFalko / Flickr

On Tuesday, four ex-business executives from Meridian will face a magistrate judge before being sent to prison for numerous counts of fraud. This comes after four years of appeals and legal proceedings.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Images of a young girl adorned in a flower print dress sit next to daisies and roses – her favorite flowers. Elsewhere, photos of that same girl show her lovingly tapping her father on the head and celebrating Eid, the end of Ramadan.

Christian Lundh / Flickr Creative Commons

Boise firefighters had a busy 4th of July holiday. Calls to blazes sparked by fireworks – or otherwise – doubled from 2017, according to city officials.

Construction Workers Labor Hardhat Safety
Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

Just over 100 people moved to Idaho on average each day last year – with about 19 per day landing in Boise. What can this community learn from bigger cities that have already grappled with a population boom and an affordable housing crisis?

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West New Bureau

Every day, about 19 people move to Boise. And that growth is creating a housing crunch in the valley.

 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Sixth-grade teacher Mandy Stansell has lived in Boise her whole life, but three months ago she moved to her new home, looking out over the farm fields of Kuna.

flooding, flood, greenbelt, greenbelt flooding,
James Dawson

With southern Idaho reservoirs near capacity and mountain snowpack continuing to melt, the Boise River is taking on a lot of extra water.

AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Cat lovers can get a caffeine buzz while scoping out potential furry friends in Hailey later this year.

Molly Messick / StateImpact Idaho

After months of skyrocketing home prices in Ada County, April saw a slight dip.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

It’s been nine months since Cecil Andrus died. The four-term Idaho governor and Secretary of the Interior for the Carter Administration has numerous Idaho institutions named after him, including an elementary school, a plant and a wilderness area. Now, a city park in Boise bears his name.

Robin Wagoner / Flickr Creative Commons

The Federal Aviation Administration might choose Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey to be the third airport to use remote cameras for air traffic control. The Idaho Mountain Express reports a Denver-based company presented the idea to the airport board of directors last week.


Boise Mayor Dave Bieter joined Idaho Matters to talk about the explosive population growth in the Treasure Valley, responsible and sustainable development and what the future looks like for the City of Trees.

Oregon Historical Society

Idaho: a lot of us live here, but how many of us know the origin of the word itself?

Pages