Kevin Fixler is a freelance journalist based in Boise. Follow him on Twitter @kfixler.
There are only 2,700 fully electric vehicles in Idaho. Could that start to change soon?
By: Kevin Fixler - June 24, 2021
Courtney Rosenkoetter was just about to knock off from his weekend shift moonlighting part-time for Uber when he decided to take on one more early morning pick up from Boise Airport and push the limits of the charge remaining on his new Tesla. “I almost turned off the app,” he recalled telling his stranded passenger […]
State Street, Boise rail upgrades have stalled for years. Can Biden’s plan move projects forward?
By: Kevin Fixler - June 7, 2021
The Treasure Valley is pinning hopes of upgrading its modest public transit system on an initial pot of federal money that may also jumpstart major investment in a reimagined transportation network and offer expanded service to the region’s exploding population. A long-envisioned passenger rail line linking Boise with expanding employment hubs west in Caldwell and […]
UPDATE: Clemency for death row inmates extremely uncommon. Will Idaho execute a dying man?
By: Kevin Fixler - May 18, 2021
Just two weeks before Idaho’s first execution since 2012, the state’s Commission of Pardons and Parole on Tuesday granted a petition for a clemency hearing for convicted double-murderer Gerald Pizzuto Jr., delaying his scheduled death until at least November. Pizzuto, 65, was set to be put to death by lethal injection on June 2 after a district court […]
Warrant signed for Idaho’s first death row execution since 2012
By: Kevin Fixler - May 7, 2021
Idaho is seeking to execute a prison inmate for the first time in nearly a decade, issuing a death warrant for next month for convicted double-murderer Gerald Pizzuto Jr. Second Judicial District Court Judge Jay Gaskill signed the execution decree on Thursday, according to a copy of the death warrant obtained by the Idaho Capital […]