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Idaho’s track record does not bode well for COVID-19 vaccination rollout for kids

BY: - October 13, 2021

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on October 13, 2021 It’s a problem Dr. Kenny Bramwell would love to see: A shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, as parents flock to pharmacies and clinics to get their children the jab. But Bramwell, medical director for the St. Luke’s Health System children’s hospital, is realistic, based on Idaho’s vaccination track record. […]

Preliminary hearing scheduled for former Idaho legislator accused of rape

BY: - October 13, 2021

A preliminary hearing for former legislator Aaron von Ehlinger will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29, following his arraignment before a judge Wednesday morning. Von Ehlinger, 39, is charged with rape and forcible penetration by use of a foreign object, both felonies. A no contact order was also issued. The charges are based on […]

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Researchers: The pandemic cost 500 Idaho kids their parents and caregivers

BY: - October 13, 2021

Nearly 500 children in Idaho lost a parent or other primary caregiver because of the pandemic, a new research paper estimates. Idaho Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen said Tuesday that the loss of a parent is “a tragedy in those children’s lives” and “something that we worry about a great deal.” He said children […]

What’s the status of Ada County real estate? Higher inventory, steady prices

BY: - October 13, 2021

The share of homes in Ada County that sold for over list price dropped to 33.1% in September, but the median sales price for homes remained relatively unchanged, according to a press release from Boise Regional Realtors. The median sales price for homes increased 0.8% from August to September, rising from $530,500 to $534,950. “Competition […]

Idaho Sen. Crapo, bank leaders gather in opposition to proposed IRS changes

BY: - October 12, 2021

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the proposal by the Biden administration. This has been corrected. Sen. Mike Crapo held a roundtable discussion at the Idaho Capitol on Tuesday with several representatives from local banks and wealth management firms to discuss his concerns about proposed changes to the Internal Revenue Service that […]

Boise State University, Boise police agree on law enforcement contract

BY: - October 12, 2021

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on October 12, 2021 Boise State University and the Boise Police Department have agreed on a five-year law enforcement contract extension. If the State Board of Education and the Boise City Council approve the deal, the new contract would go into effect on Nov. 1, the day after the current police […]

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‘A big deal’: Boise task force recommends changes to child care licensing process

BY: - October 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is the third in an ongoing series of articles related to child care issues and lack of state support for early childhood education. The first story can be found here, and the second is located here.  For child care providers in Boise, finding a potential employee who already has a license to […]

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‘Salmon Reckoning’ investigates Congressman Simpson’s plan to save salmon, breach Snake River dams

BY: - October 12, 2021

Idaho Public Television brings a timely documentary, “Salmon Reckoning,” to Outdoor Idaho, which will air Thursday, Oct. 14. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, an Idaho Republican, wants to dismantle four Snake River dams while compensating farmers and businesses with taxpayer funds and financially bolster the Lewiston, Idaho, and Tri-Cities, Washington, areas. Simpson’s district encompasses the Sawtooth […]

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‘It should be stopped’: Idaho medical group files complaint against Dr. Ryan Cole

BY: - October 11, 2021

The Idaho Medical Association on Thursday filed a complaint with the Idaho Board of Medicine against Dr. Ryan Cole, a local pathologist who owns Cole Diagnostics and this year was appointed to the lone physician seat on the board of Central District Health, the state’s largest regional public health agency. “Our primary concern is that […]

Fulcher, other GOP lawmakers object to FBI review of threats against school boards

BY: - October 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans on Thursday objected to a move by the Justice Department to investigate violent threats made against local school board members and teachers, arguing that the federal agency is “policing the speech of citizens and concerned parents.” Idaho Republican U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher is among the lawmakers pushing back against the investigation. […]

Idaho redistricting commission will take remote public testimony Tuesday night

BY: - October 11, 2021

Idahoans from across the state will get one more chance to share their thoughts with the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission before commissioners shift their focus to redrawing the state’s political boundaries.  Redistricting commissioners will accept remote testimony virtually online and via telephone during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Statehouse.  Anyone wishing […]

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‘Nothing but the Truth’ examines two Idaho murder cases, 100 years apart

BY: - October 11, 2021

Idaho Public Television’s “Nothing but the Truth” on Idaho Experience will examine two sensational Idaho murder cases set 100 years apart and what they reveal in the evolution of DNA science in exoneration — especially when a person’s life is on the line in a capital murder case. And Hollywood couldn’t write this script any […]