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Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

  Local hospitals are warning about an increase in coronavirus cases. Health care leaders say in-patient Covid admissions have doubled at St. Luke’s in recent weeks and Saint Alphonsus and Primary Health are seeing similar numbers. During a video conference Thursday, leaders from all three health organizations said they’re concerned about the future, and say…

Bootleg Fire grows to nearly 400,000 acres burned

Bootleg Fire grows to nearly 400,000 acres burned

Oregon’s largest wildfire so far this season, the Bootleg Fire, has burned nearly 400,000 acres spreading approximately four square miles a day across the southern parts of the state. It appears the fire is now about 40% contained, with new estimates expected later today. Officials now say they believe the cause of the Bootleg Fire…

Complaints say Giddings fell short of high standards expected of a representative

Complaints say Giddings fell short of high standards expected of a representative

There is more information available today about the ethics complaints filed against Rep. Priscilla Giddings. The Idaho Press reports – more than a third of Idaho House members have accused Rep. Giddings of engaging in behavior that’s “detrimental to the dignity and integrity of the House.” Two recent ethics complaints say Giddings fell short of…

Wet Nose Wednesday: Meet Mack

Wet Nose Wednesday: Meet Mack

Welcome to the best day of the week!  It’s Wet Nose Wednesday with the Idaho Humane Society.  This week meet the very handsome Mack! This cute boy has been at the Humane Society for a bit so we want him to find his new family this week and I hope it’s you!  He’s a terrier/pit…

Ada County Coroner releases identity of woman shot in Nampa

Ada County Coroner releases identity of woman shot in Nampa

Following up on a story we told you about last week, as a Nampa woman has now been identified after being shot and killed last week. The Ada County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Dawn Simpson. Last Friday, authorities say they were called to investigate a trespassing complaint on Teakwood Drive in Nampa. When…

House Ethics Committee to hold hearing over complains against Rep. Giddings

House Ethics Committee to hold hearing over complains against Rep. Giddings

The House Ethics Committee has received two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, alleging conduct unbecoming of a representative. The ethics committee conducted a preliminary investigation and found probable cause does exist that misconduct may have occurred regarding a portion of each complaint. The Idaho Press reports, one complaint was filed by a mix of Republicans…

Boise State predicted to top Mountain Division in the Mountain West preseason poll

  For the ninth-straight season, Boise State is predicted to top the Mountain Division in the Mountain West’s preseason poll. This marks every campaign since joining the MW in 2011, the Broncos were voted on by media to claim either the conference or the division crown. The Broncos received 23 of 25 first-place votes with…

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