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The Idaho attorney general has robocalls in his sights.  Lawrence Wasden announced Idaho is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force made up of 50 attorneys general. So far, the task force has issued 20 civil investigation demands to 20 companies responsible for illegal robocall traffic.

Idaho Governor Brad Little joined 21 other governors in voicing opposition to the $740 billion Democrat reconciliation bill currently being considered by the U.S. Congress.  In a joint statement, they said "The Democrats’ solution to 40-year high inflation is passing another reckless tax and spending spree raising taxes on businesses and manufacturers, which will force higher costs onto consumers, worsen inflation, and aggravate shortages.”

A lightning strike at an outdoors educator course in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming killed one student and injured another. The group with the National Outdoor Leadership School was just days into their trip and had set up camp near Enos Lake, south of Yellowstone National Park, when a thunderstorm moved into the area Tuesday.

The attorney for former state representative Aaron Von Ehlinger said lack of evidence and sixth amendment violations means there should be a new trial.  The motion is based on testimony from a witness and grounds that his constitutional rights were violated because the defense did not have the opportunity to cross-examine or confront his accuser. A jury found von Ehlinger guilty of rape in April following a four-day trial.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run in Buhl yesterday afternoon. Law enforcement was called to the scene just before 4 at 3400 North, 1100 East where a male cyclist had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  Officials are looking for a white flatbed dually pick-up with tarps on the back.

22 year old Joshua Blair from Boise is being charged with arson in connection with a fire at a Mormon church on South Maple Grove Road early Tuesday. Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but the church still sustained significant fire damage.

SPORTS

The Boise State football team started fall camp this week, which means the 2022 Bronco football season is underway.  In addition to starting camp, the Broncos announced the signing of Utah State transfer running back Elelyon Noa. Noa played two years at Utah State and ran for 597 yards in 2021. Elelyon’s brother, Ezekial Noa, is a sixth-year senior linebacker with Boise State.  The Broncos start their season on September 3 at Oregon State.

As we continue to look at fall local high school football we take a look at Camas County Mushers.  For the 7th season Rusty Kramer returns as head coach. On the heels of one of the biggest 8-man playoff upsets in many years, expectations have gone up at Camas County High School in Fairfield.  The Mushers entered the 1A Division 2 playoff bracket as seed 4-D, meaning they were the fourth-place team out of District 4, drawing a first-round matchup against District 5 champ North Gem. The end result was a 42-36 upset victory for the Mushers before falling the next week to league rival Dietrich.  Only two seniors – Dawson Kramer and Xander Niehay – graduated from that team.

For the Declo Hornets, Josh Stewart is back for a fourth year as coach.  he Declo Hornets went 6-4 in 2021 after starting off the season 4-0 highlighted by two wins over 3A opponents in Kimberly and Buhl. The Hornets could not keep it going, however, as they went 2-4 down the stretch and lost in the quarterfinals to eventual state runner-up Firth 20-16. The team, led by 4th year head coach Josh Stewart, will need to stay motivated and focused down the stretch if they hope to finish stronger and make a deeper playoff run.

WEATHER

Friday:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 7 to 14 mph.

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Patchy smoke before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 57. West wind 7 to 14 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 89.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 60.

 

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

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

 

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

 

Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

 

Thursday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90.