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November 4th, 2014

Otter, Simpson lead Republican charge again

November 5, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republicans aren't at risk of losing their supermajority control after Tuesday's general election, but a handful of Democratic challengers have ponied up big money and released critical campaign ads in hopes of defeating their GOP opponents.

At stake: superintendent of public instruction, control of the Idaho Land Board and the loss of key GOP allies if Democrats win vulnerable seats in both legislative and statewide races.

CONSUMER ALERT

November 4, 2014

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.
Complaints reported to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.
“Bribing someone for their vote is a crime,” Wasden said. “If anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately.”

Today is election day

November 4, 2014

Remember to vote, then check back here after county officials release the results at 9 p.m. We will have statewide results as they become available, too.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban 


November 4, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.
Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Lawsuit contends police brutality in eastern Idaho

November 4, 2014

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — A southeastern Idaho man has filed a claim against the Idaho Falls Police Department contending he was a victim of brutality.
Kegan Kinghorn, 26, of Rigby, filed the claim late last month in 7th District Court, The Post Register reports.
The lawsuit names as defendants the city of Idaho Falls, Police Chief Mark McBride, Capt. Darren Cook and Sgt. Scott Killian. Attorneys for those named as defendants in the case have filed a response to the lawsuit denying wrongdoing by their clients.

November 3rd

State Hospital South receives donated piano

November 4, 2014

The chapel at State Hospital South now houses a beautiful old cabinet grand piano thanks to the generous donation of longtime Blackfoot residents Donavan and Jackie Harrington.
SHS assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington said the piano replaces a "very old piano that would not hold a tune."

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

November 3, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
The electroshock treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the earliest stages of its life.
Adult lake trout in Yellowstone can top 30 pounds, living almost exclusively on a diet of cutthroat trout, according to researchers.

November 2nd

Shupe & Rubberband a fun concert

November 3, 2014

THOMAS – If you can judge a concert by the number of people who were tapping their toes or  bouncing up and down in their seats or keeping time with the music, then Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband fulfilled all those requirements and then some.
Shupe and the Rubberband performed at the Snake River High School auditorium on Saturday night.
Band members were Ryan Shupe on violin and mandolin; Craig Miner on banjo and mandolin; Roger Archibald, guitar; Peter Jensen, bass; and Nate Young, drums.

Blackfoot pool committee speaks

November 3, 2014

BLACKFOOT — After months of studying the issues facing the Blackfoot pool, committee members summarized their thoughts at a meeting Wednesday night as they get closer to making a recommendation to the city council about what should become of the aging pool.
Built in the 1970s, the pool is in dire need of costly repairs and is currently costing the city about $200,000 a year to subsidize. It's estimated that it will cost at least $2 million to bring the pool back up to standards.

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