14 hrs ago
Of holiday traffic, extra enforcement, and drunk driver passed out with head on blaring horn...
At 4:30 this morning, Boise Police were called to a scene where a driver had passed out at the wheel of a running car, his head on the horn and the horn blaring non-stop; citizens called the cops.
18 hrs ago
Transportation Department: 253 Bridges In Idaho Are Obsolete Or Structurally Deficient
There are 253 bridges throughout the state of Idaho that are classified as either obsolete or structurally deficient.
19 hrs ago
Crapo defends ex-campaign manager, while calling $250K loss 'deeply distressing'
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is defending his former campaign manager who lost $250,000 in campaign funds in a risky investment, while also calling the incident "discouraging" and "deeply distressing." Crapo's then-campaign manager, Jake Ball, loaned $250,000 in campaign funds in 2008 to a longtime friend's now-defunct investment company, Blueberry Guru ... (more)
Idahoans snap up cheap parks passes - Thu, 23 May 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho has sold more than $500,000 worth of its new $10 state parks passports in the first six months of the program, and state parks officials have high hopes the low-priced passes tied to Idahoans' vehicle registrations will take off big and help fund the park ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
Flaggers at Idaho 55 and Banks to help holiday travelers Monday
If your holiday plans include traveling on Idaho 55, the Idaho Transportation Department asks you to avoid the heaviest traffic by traveling outside peak travel times or use alternate routes.
Otter, Idaho exchange officials defend exchange, say feds won't run it
Gov. Butch Otter and Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board Chairman Stephen Weeg are defending Idaho's work toward a state-based insurance exchange, after a Wall Street Journal article today pointed to decisions by Idaho and New Mexico to make use the federal government's computer platform for the exchange's initial launch as a sign that the two ... (more)
KMVT Twin Falls
Idaho Consumers To Receive $485,000 From E-Book Antitrust Settlement
Idahoans are expected to receive up to $485,000 in additional restitution as a result of two settlement agreements, according to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.
Travel tips for your Memorial Day plans
In this May 28, 2010 file photo, the rush hour commute starts in early afternoon and with greater intensity as traffic is jammed in both directions on Interstate 405 on the Westside of Los Angeles as commuters and Memorial Day vacationers hit the road.
Mail and Commentary, May 22, 2013
"Despicable, unconstitutional, ridiculous, immature, idiotic and mendacious." And that's just how Tennessee newspapers characterized the state's "ag-gag" bill now awaiting governor's signature.
Wed May 22, 2013
Protecting our children: Investigating child abuse in Idaho
Every two hours a child in Idaho is abused. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells KTVB in 2012, they received nearly 8,000 calls of abuse or neglect.
Rep. Patterson complains to Secty of State about Sheriffs Association lobbying
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho - The 2013 Legislature's passionate debate over gun rights has been extended beyond the session, with a lawmaker whose bill was killed now complaining that his measure was torpedoed by lobbyists who weren't properly registered.
Otter Not Planning To Spend Surplus
Gov. Butch Otter is rejecting the notion that a projected $162 million in unexpected revenue means the 2014 Legislature should aim to boost spending.
Tue May 21, 2013
Idahoans ready to help Oklahoma tornado victims
The Red Cross is just one organization that has people across the country assisting with the relief efforts in Oklahoma.
Officials issue warning about deadly Poison Hemlock
State noxious weed officials are warning Idahoans to be on the lookout for Poison Hemlock, a dangerous noxious weed fatal to humans and livestock -- now in full growth around the state.
Thu May 16, 2013
Report says Idahoans lost over $2 million to Internet scams last year
Idaho residents lost more than $2 million to Internet con artists in 2012, according to a report by the FBI's IC3 Internet Crime Center.
Tue May 14, 2013
First rabid bat found in Idaho this year; health officials urge caution
A bat found in northern Idaho last week has tested positive for rabies, which is prompting health officials to warn the public to properly vaccinate dogs, cats, and horses.
Daily Sparks Tribune
Saddle-trained horses up for adoption Saturday
The Bureau of Land Management , the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections are hosting the second of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events in Carson City on Saturday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center , off Snyder Avenue on the south side of Carson City.
Mon May 13, 2013
From GOP Politics To Ghostly Novel
One of the many interesting asides in the lengthy High Country News article about the conservative California emigres who have taken over Kootenai County politics is one about former county GOP chairman Tina Jacobson.
Growing in zone 4 is not for the faint of heart
Growing our own gardens can be a challenge at times. In Idaho, spring brings winter storms out of the blue and frost can take the whole garden if you aren't paying attention.
Testing the waters in a program for foster care youth
Campus life and making the decision to attend college can be a daunting one, but for most it is something that has been discussed with parents, grandparents and friends before ever finishing high school.