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The U.S. Justice department announced that it is filing a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s pro-life law.  Idaho governor Brad Little responded yesterday saying that it’s another example of Biden overreaching again and that he will uphold state sovereignty.

It’s likely that virtually all abortions will be banned eventually in Idaho, along with most other Republican-dominated states, but there are still battles to play out in court and maybe the legislature before it happens.  Today lawyers representing a physician and the regional Planned Parenthood affiliate will be before the Idaho Supreme Court asking the justices to block enforcement of three laws intended to restrict abortion.

Idaho’s Department of Fish and Game is saying climate change could make it more challenging to conserve and manage the state’s most at-risk fish, wildlife and plants.  The Department released its draft Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan that will guide its management actions for the next decade.

The Idaho Humanities Council awarded Kurt Ikeda the 2021 Outstanding Achievement in Humanities Award given annually to recognize achievements that encourage a better understanding of the humanities.  Ikeda serves as the Minidoka National Historic Site’s director of education and interpretation and previously worked as an education specialist for southern Idaho parks.

Fire crews were able to save about a dozen homes near Gooding yesterday when a man welding a fence in the wind started a grass fire.  The fire started at about 4 p.m. near 1640 E. 1700 S., west of Gooding, he said. Some residents were evacuated.  The sheriff estimated the blaze burned about 50 acres.

The Idaho department of health and welfare is saying a monkeypox sample handling error resulted in one false positive result and one false negative.   Monkeypox testing was temporarily suspended August 1 after a "critical sample handling error" that lead to one false positive and one false negative test result.

License plate production in Idaho is back.  This after equipment failure in June. 

SPORTS

Today the Boise State football team will start fall camp.  Meanwhile, Idaho State has already started practicing. The Bengals play in a Week 0 game on August 27 at UNLV.

The look of a new gym floor will greet fans at  the College of Southern Idaho.  It was 2008 when CSI redid their court floor.  The project wrapped up Monday.

As the College of Idaho Yotes kicked off fall camp on Tuesday morning, the quarterback competition took center stage.  With no set starter, Boise natives Ryan Hibbs and Ryan Peters are the top two candidates battling for the job. Head coach Mike Moroski said he plans to name a starter a week prior to the yotes first game on august 27th.

WEATHER

Today:  Patchy smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 93. East southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Patchy smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 64. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east after midnight.

 

Thursday:  Patchy smoke. Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. East wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southeast in the evening.

 

Friday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

 

Sunday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 93.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Monday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.