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  1. Idaho's April unemployment rate holding steady at a seven-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | KIVI

    Signs of strong economic growth continued in April as Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at a seven-year low -- of 3.8 percent. "April's labor force grew by 4,100 people, while the number of employed increased by 4,000 -- pushing Idaho's total employment to another new high of 761,200.


  2. Idaho continues to grow from 2013 to 2014; Meridian fastest growing city in yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | KIVI

    BOISE, Idaho (KIVI - Ada County accounts for 25% of the state's population and saw 40% of statewide population gain in 2014 according to a new population estimate by the Idaho Department of Labor.


  3. AAA: Near-record numbers of vacationers expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | KIVI

    The American Automobile Association expects a near-record 37.2 million Americans will hit the nation's highways this Memorial Day weekend - that's up 4.7 percent from a year ago. Nearly nine in every ten will drive to their destinations, accounting for 33 million holiday travelers, the AAA said.


  4. AAA: Idaho's pump prices now tenth highest in the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | KIVI

    In just the first quarter of 2015, Idahoans have gone from paying the lowest statewide average price for gasoline to among the nation's highest, according to AAA Idaho. Gas prices are up across the country, the AAA says, due to rising crude oil costs and a slower-than-expected increase in supplies.


  5. Oldest bird at eastern Idaho zoo diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | KIVI

    Zoo officials in a statement Friday say the 42-year-old female turkey vulture came to Idaho Falls in 1995.


  6. Task force approved to study state's broadband systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | KIVI

    The Idaho House has unanimously approved a new task force to recommend changes to the state's piecemeal broadband system. The action comes after district judge ruled the state's $60 million public schools broadband contract illegal, leaving individual school districts to find their own replacements for broadband access.


  7. Idaho Senate OKs no-risk private education contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | KIVI

    The Idaho Senate has passed a plan to let the state's education department enter contracts with private companies for education programs, and then only pay after the program has been proven to work. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini from Coeur d'Alene, who sponsored the "Pay for Success" bill, told lawmakers Wednesday that the private companies hold all the risk.


  8. Eastern Idaho man gets 10 years for ramming police carRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | KIVI

    An eastern Idaho man who rammed a police car as well as his estranged wife's car with his pickup has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Post Register in Idaho Falls reported in a story on Monday that 42-year-old David Wayne Griffin received the sentence in 7th District Court and will be eligible for parole after four years.


  9. Plan to hike Idaho's open meeting law penalties clears panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | KIVI

    The House State Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to boost fines that hadn't been touched since the original law passed four decades ago. Republican Rep. Linden Bateman of Idaho Falls told the committee that the fivefold increase of the basic fine -- from $50 to $250 -- simply covers the cost of inflation.


  10. Lawmakers block fee hike for open meeting violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | KIVI

    A House panel has blocked a bill that would increase fines for violating Idaho's open meeting law by tenfold. The House State Affairs Committee balked at increasing the maximum fine for violating the open meeting law from $50 to $500.


  11. Police: E. Idaho woman arrested after attack with high heelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | KIVI

    A 38-year-old eastern Idaho women police say beat another woman in the face with a high-heeled shoe after a collision on the dance floor is facing an aggravated battery charge. Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen told the Post Register that Sisneros became agitated after an 18-year-old woman bumped into her at an all-ages concert at an Idaho Falls nightclub Saturday morning.


  12. New bill would limit, not ban instant horse racing terminalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | KNIN-TV Boise

    A northern Idaho lawmaker is off to the races after proposing new legislation that would limit Idaho's lucrative slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals. Republican Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene is looking to limit instant racing to just three locations in Idaho -- Les Bois Park in Boise, Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls and Sandy Downs racetrack in Idaho Falls.


  13. E. Idaho man fighting extradition following fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | KIVI

    An eastern Idaho man police say fled to California after shooting and killing his girlfriend in Idaho Falls is fighting attempts to be extradited to Idaho.


  14. E. Idaho man charged with first-degree arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | KIVI

    An Idaho Falls man police say set fire to the home of an attorney who represented his former wife in a divorce case has been charged with first-degree arson. The Post Register reported that 44-year-old Melvin Savage appeared in 7th District Court on Thursday after being returned to Idaho from Colorado where he fled.


  15. 1 dead after E. Idaho train-pickup collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | KIVI

    Idaho State Police say an 18-year-old man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a train as he tried to drive across a rail crossing in the town of Shelley. State police say Jonathon Adamson of Shelley was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls after the crash Wednesday morning.


  16. E. Idaho man sentenced for basketball outburstRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | KIVI

    An eastern Idaho man who pushed a school resource officer and challenged high school basketball officials to a fight after they called a foul on his son has been sentenced to two years of probation and fined $1,280. The Post Register reported in a story on Saturday that 42-year-old Christopher Baker of Idaho Falls also received a potential sentence of 90 days in jail if he violates probation.


  17. E. Idaho man accused of embezzling $1.6 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | KIVI

    A southeast Idaho man police say embezzled $1.6 million from the potato shipping company where he worked as the general manager is facing charges. Forty-nine-year-old Russell Leonardson of Idaho Falls faces two counts of grand theft and 70 counts of forgery.


  18. Idaho Senate determines coveted chairmen positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | KIVI

    Idaho lawmakers have gathered in Boise to divvy up some of the most coveted spots in the Statehouse -- committee chairmen positions. The decisions can set the tone for the 2015 Legislative session because chairman holds the power to kill any bill that crosses his or her desk.


  19. 2 killed in wrong-way crash in southeastern IdahoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | KIVI

    A wrong-way driver on Interstate 15 in southeastern Idaho has died after a head-on collision that also killed the driver of the other vehicle. Idaho State Police say 29-year-old Cindy Nicholls of Rigby at about 4 a.m. on Sunday drove her 2005 Chrysler 300 south in the northbound lanes about 10 miles south of Idaho Falls.


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