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  • Northgate interchange construction increases by $4 million

    01/04/2018 7:11:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | December 9, 2017 | Shelbie Harris
    The Northgate project that involves constructing an interchange on Interstate 15 north of Pocatello and is expected to trigger a landslide of development simultaneously took one step forward and another backward last week. The Pocatello City Council unanimously approved the annexation of nearly 300 acres of land north of East Chubbuck Road on Thursday, but the Idaho Transportation Department also learned the construction cost of the interchange alone has increased by about $4 million. There has been some speculation that the increased costs could negatively impact the project, but the ITD board is scheduled to meet on Thursday at its...
  • Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/20/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 51 replies
    U.S. Census Bureau ^ | December 20, 2017 | U.S. Census Bureau
    Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports December 20, 2017 Release Number: CB17-210 Idaho in Nation's Fastest-Growing State DEC. 20, 2017 — Idaho was the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national and state population estimates released today. Following Idaho for the largest percentage increases in population were: Nevada (2.0 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Washington (1.7 percent), and Florida along with Arizona (1.6 percent). “Domestic migration drove change in the two fastest-growing states, Idaho and Nevada,...
  • People lining up to play ‘Harambe Kong’ arcade game

    12/19/2017 8:12:14 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | December 19, 2017 | KXAN Staff
    BOISE, Idaho (KIVI/CNN) — At an arcade bar in Boise, Idaho, people are crowding around and lining up to put quarters into a game called Harambe Kong. It’s similar to Donkey Kong, but this new game lets you play as Harambe, the gorilla that was shot and killed by a Cincinnati zoo keeper after a toddler fell into his cage. In the game, Harambe runs and jumps around to catch falling food for points, but if he touches a child, it’s game over in a dramatic and bloody fashion.
  • Prediction: Al Franken will NOT resign - here's why

    12/08/2017 11:46:17 AM PST · by Sopater · 98 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Friday, December 8, 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    <p>Contrary to popular perception, Al Franken did not resign yesterday.</p> <p>"[T]oday I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as member of the United States Senate. I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of...sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party."</p>
  • UPDATE: Jayco expansion to create 360 jobs in Twin Falls (Idaho)

    10/30/2017 8:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    MagValley ^ | October 3, 2017 | Heather Kennison
    TWIN FALLS — Jayco Inc. has announced an expansion that will bring another 360 jobs to Twin Falls. The travel trailer manufacturer will build a 160,000 square-foot manufacturing and warehouse building at its existing site in Twin Falls, Urban Renewal Agency Director Nathan Murray said. Jayco opened its Twin Falls operations more than a decade ago in order to better serve West coast and Canadian markets. “This is a pretty significant expansion for them,” Murray said. Unemployment has been at record lows around the Magic Valley over the past year, making it challenging for employers to attract workers. Jayco had...
  • ee Stranahan: Lying NY Times reporter pushes DISGUSTING FAKE NEWS! (5 Year-Old Girl Raped in Idaho)

    10/04/2017 8:08:17 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/28/2017 | Lee Stranahan
    This a follow up to the story from Idaha about the 5 year-old girl who was assaulted and raped by three muslim boys. They filmed the crime and eventually pled guilty during the subsuquent trial. Now NY Times says it's fake news.
  • 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special...

    09/18/2017 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 18, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'My heart is in pieces': Father's heartbreak after three bullies call his seven-year-old special needs son a 'monster' at school A father was left heartbroken after bullies called his seven-year-old son a 'monster' at school. Dan Bezzant broke down crying after hearing what happened to his son, Jackson, on Thursday. The Idaho dad said he received a phone call from his ex-wife explaining that Jackson was eating when three older boys started bullying him. 'They were saying he looked like a monster and kept calling him names,' Bezzant told EastIdahoNews.com.
  • Idaho wants to create a 1,400-square-mile reserve for the stars

    09/16/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 82 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/15/17 | Jeva Lange
    Idaho is moving forward with plans to establish the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States, a designation for a location so remote from light pollution that you can even see the "interstellar dust clouds" of the Milky Way in the night sky, The Associated Press reports. Proponents of the reserve plan to file an application this fall to designate 1,400 square miles of central Idaho as part of the dark sky territory. Locals, who would voluntarily take measures to reduce light pollution, are almost unanimously behind the decision in part because they enjoy the celestial splendor as...
  • Idaho police reveal patient defended by ‘heroic’ nurse was an officer

    09/03/2017 7:11:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    the hill ^ | Sept, 3, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    An Idaho police department on Friday revealed that the patient in a Utah hospital is one of its reserve officers and thanked the “heroic” nurse who informed law enforcement that it was against hospital policy to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. The Rigby Police Department in a statement on Facebook identified the patient as William Gray, one of its reserve officers. Rigby is a city in southeast Idaho. The department said Gray was “severely injured” in a car accident during his full-time truck-driving job. “The Rigby Police Department would like to thank the nurse involved and...
  • Interchange project expected to trigger economic boom for Pocatello area

    08/25/2017 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Idaho State Journal ^ | August 16, 2017 | Shelbie Harris
    Local entities involved in the proposed Interstate 15 Siphon Road interchange signed off this week on plans to start construction on a project expected to dramatically increase the Pocatello area’s population and greatly improve the local economy. Those behind the effort to build the interchange say that with its construction, the area north of Pocatello and Chubbuck will see massive development in the future, including a technology park employing thousands of people, shopping centers, dozens of new neighborhoods, parks, trails and even new concert venues. But before such unheralded growth can occur, the interchange needs to be built. While the...
  • Eclipse: Construction causes huge I-15 traffic jam; Montana official apologizes

    08/24/2017 2:10:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | August 23, 2017 | David Erickson and Susan Dunlap
    Everyone in America was planning for the solar eclipse on August 21, except, apparently, the Montana Department of Transportation. That day, a contractor hired by MDT had scheduled a fairly major road construction project to begin on Interstate 15 near the Clark Canyon Dam. As tens of thousands of people headed north from the path of the eclipse to get home Monday around 4:30 p.m., they encountered a miles-long traffic jam that slowed traffic to a bumper-to-bumper crawl for more than an hour for some drivers. The flow of traffic was not a problem on the northbound lane of I-15...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son's release ...[truncated]

    06/09/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | James Nye and Daily Mail Reporters
    Bob Bergdahl's beard became the most controversial facial hair in all of America, but now critics who accused him of looking like a member of the Taliban can rest easy - he has shaved. Grown in order to mark the time his son was in captivity as a POW in Afghanistan, neighbors of Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, have said that the former UPS truck driver is now clean shaven. This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family, despite being sent a letter from his sister, as he recovers in an Army...
  • East Idaho rep. says it’s ‘plausible’ Obama staged Charlottesville riots

    08/20/2017 4:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | August 19, 2017 | Bryan Clark, The Idaho Falls Post Register
    Idaho Falls Rep. Bryan Zollinger took to Facebook on Friday, re-posting a conspiracy theory suggesting that last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va., could have been an inside job orchestrated to smear President Donald Trump. The post, written on a site called The American Thinker, is replete with wild, unevidenced claims couched in what-ifs. “The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set-up, perhaps weeks or months in the planning,” the author wrote. In a comment, Zollinger called the blog post “completely plausible.” The post suggests, at various points, that the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, which resulted in...
  • Refugee Resettlement in Sandpoint? (with Video)

    08/20/2017 5:47:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | August 18, 2017 | Jim Boyer
    The opening gambit for refugee resettlement in Bonner County was met with strong opposition in Sandpoint Wednesday evening. Attendees from all parts of Northern Idaho quickly filled the 150 seat capacity of Community Hall while 50 or more remained on the front lawn and sidewalk waving signs opposing the proposal. The meeting, which was scheduled opposite the final chance for citizen input at the Sandpoint City Annual Budget meeting, may not have gone as planned by organizers from The Sandpoint Human Rights Task Force. Expecting a capacity crowd, the fire department was there to keep a head count as people...
  • C3 to add 445 full-time jobs at Twin Falls call center (Idaho)

    07/22/2017 6:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times-News ^ | July 5, 2017 | Heather Kennison
    TWIN FALLS — Sayrd Heidemann hopes to hire five people a day until she’s filled 445 new entry-level positions in Twin Falls. C3/CustomerContactChannels announced Wednesday its plans to add hundreds of full-time jobs at its call center over the next four to six months. And Heidemann, the company’s talent acquisition manager, says she will focus her efforts entirely within the Twin Falls area. As unemployment hovers below 3 percent, it will be a challenge to get applicants amid fierce competition, but she feels her team is up to the task. “I filled over 150 positions in the last four months,”...
  • “OUTRAGEOUS” Probation & Gag Order for muslim migrant rapists of 5-year-old girl in Idaho

    07/17/2017 6:38:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 16, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    “OUTRAGEOUS” Probation & Gag Order for muslim migrant rapists of 5-year-old girl in Idaho
  • Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho

    07/15/2017 8:58:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 July 2017 | Conor Dougherty
    Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one. The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce noncompete agreements, which prevent employees from leaving their company for a competitor. While its economy is known for agriculture — potatoes are among the state’s biggest exports — Idaho has a long history as a technology hub. And the new law landed in the middle of the tech world, causing a clash between hungry start-ups looking to poach employees and more established...
  • Girl, 15, Accused of Stealing Pickup, Leading Police on 100 MPH Chase

    07/12/2017 11:16:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 7/11 | Ruth Brown
    A 15-year-old girl is accused of stealing a pickup truck on Tuesday and promptly leading Ada County deputies on a chase that exceeded 100 mph. Four other girls, ranging in age from 9 to 15, were also in the pickup at the time of the pursuit, police said. The incident began around 4 a.m. Tuesday when an Ada County sheriff’s deputy saw a Ford F-150 going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone on Overland Road, by the Maple Grove Road intersection. The deputy turned on his emergency lights and attempted to pull the truck over when it took off...
  • Teen playing basketball injured from falling bullet

    07/04/2017 5:09:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies
    AZFAMILY.COM ^ | 04 JULY 2017 | WGN.COM
    Hammond, ID (WGN) -- A 13-year-old boy from Hammond, Indiana was hit in the head by a bullet that fell after someone fired a gun During a 4th of July celebration. The teen was flown to a hospital in Chicago in critical condition. His grandmother tells WGN the boy is not doing well. The teen was playing basketball on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. in the backyard of a home in the 7300 block of Harrison Ave when he fell to the ground. His friends thought he was having a seizure, but when he got to the hospital, they found he...
  • Local nuns complain of ongoing harassment (Idaho)

    06/22/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    KREM ^ | June 22, 2017 | Taylor Viydo , KREM
    POST FALLS, Idaho — The nuns at St. Dominic's school and convent near Post Falls said teens have been trespassing on their property and verbally assaulted them for a long time. The nuns said the teens will come right into their main parking lot at St. Dominic’s. When nuns are just a couple of dozen yards away, the teens will swear and yell insults directly at them. The nuns who live at the convent said they believe the teens are going out of their way to harass them. "It's becoming more and more aggressive,” Sister Aimee Dominique said. The nuns...