Idaho News

New Publisher To Lead Idaho Statesman

Apr 23, 2018
Idaho Statesman

There’s a new publisher at the Idaho Statesman. The paper’s leader comes to the Gem State following a stint with the nation’s biggest newspaper publisher, Gannett.

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As spring turns the Boise foothills green, thousands of sheep begin their biannual grazing journey eastward.

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A lodge at the base of Bald Mountain owned by the Sun Valley Resort is the victim of a raging fire. 

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Recovery from a powerful hurricane continues in Puerto Rico about seven months after it hit the island. In September, Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage, according to federal officials.

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Idaho has approved a plan by Bogus Basin ski area officials that involves building a water-storage dam and putting in underground pipes to make artificial snow for consistent pre-Christmas openings for skiers and snowboarders.

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As last minute tax filers line up at the post office, the Idaho State Tax Commission is offering some advice for folks who may become a victim of identity theft tax scams this year.

A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public, but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state.


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A prime piece of real estate in downtown Twin Falls is facing two very different prospects.

The Idaho Youth Ranch was located in the center of the historic core. The store closed down earlier this year, and the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency bought the old building on Main Avenue for $470,000.

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One of southwestern Idaho's most well-known gun dealers has filed for bankruptcy.

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Some parts of the country have pretty normal street names, like 1st Avenue and Elm Street. Now, the large number of new southern Idaho subdivisions is challenging developers to come up with unique street designations.

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Rain and melting snow has lead to washed out roads and significant repair bills in south central and eastern Idaho.

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The City of Boise will soon marry two of its residents’ favorite passions: mountain bikes and dogs.

Zoo Boise

Zoo Boise says Katarina, their 14-year-old Amur tiger, had to be put down after a back injury.

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Rachel Dolezal, the former education director at Coeur d’Alene’s Human Rights Education Institute, will star in a new Netflix documentary after she claimed to be "transracial".

A proposal to update Idaho's nearly 50-year-old sex education law sparked too many concerns for lawmakers to advance the legislation on Friday.

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The number of students enrolling in career and technical education courses in Idaho is booming, but funding remains an issue, education officials said.

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Idaho lawmakers have introduced two alternative tax cut plans to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's $200 million tax relief package.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Monday, February 12 would have been President Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday, which is a big deal for people like Dave Leroy. Leroy is Idaho’s unofficial Lincoln scholar, and has amassed quite a collection of artifacts connected to our 16th President over several decades.

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An eastern Idaho lawmaker is backing legislation that would allow all adults over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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The Ketchum city council has taken the first step towards acquiring a new city hall and police station. The desired building is on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street.

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The Reason Foundation is out with its annual Highway Report. It finds Idaho is one of the top states in the nation when it comes to cost effectiveness and highway performance.

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New parking rules go into effect Thursday in downtown Boise. 

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Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after it filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as instant racing.

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A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap now includes a requirement that "able-bodied" adult Medicaid recipients hold jobs.

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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