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Friends and family gathered yesterday to remember one of the four University of Idaho students stabbed to death in their home early Nov. 13, as police in Moscow have yet to identify a suspect in the slayings.  The memorial service for Ethan Chapin was held in Mount Vernon, Washington. The 20 year old was a triplet, and is survived by his parents and his siblings Maizie and Hunter. All three triplets enrolled in the University of Idaho last August.

Following the September special session of the Idaho Legislature, 91 lobbyists were fined by the Idaho Secretary of State’s office for filing late reports.  While the session lasted a single day on Sept. 1, when the Idaho Legislature passed a $1 billion bill that included a tax cut and a $330 million increase for K-12 education funding, most registered lobbyists were still required to submit a report. At last check there are 393 registered lobbyists in Idaho, meaning about 23% of the registered lobbyists were fined.

Yesterday, A hearing took place for Sarah Wondra who arrested in connection with the disappearance of 6 year old Michael Vaughan.  She is charged with failing to report a death.  Police spent most of last week digging in the backyard at the house where Wondra lives.

Lawmakers say potential new laws intended to limit state investments or contracts with companies that factor in such things as climate change and workers’ rights into their business practices will likely be introduced in the upcoming legislative session.  Conservative lawmakers tend to view the strategy with suspicion.

Police say that a 66 year old Jerome man was seriously injured when his semi-truck rolled along I-84 in Payette County.  It happened just after 3 pm.

Sawtooth Elementary in Twin Falls is working to improve its playground equipment that is ADA accessible and is looking for the community’s help.  Organizers are halfway to the goal of raising $219,000.  The plan for improvements began when last year’s kindergarten class began spending recess away from the playground in order to keep one wheelchair-bound student involved.


Tomorrow night, the Idaho State Bengals who are 1 and 3 for the season will travel to St. Charles Missouri to play the Lindenwood Lions.  Idaho State finished 7-23 overall with a 2-14 record on the road a season ago. The Bengals averaged 11.4 points off of turnovers, 9.9 second chance points and 2.2 bench points last season.  Game time is 6 pm locally tomorrow.

The Sun Valley resort will open its 87th ski season this Thursday starting at 9 am.  , the resort is anticipating having more lifts and runs open for opening day than in years past, with the entire face of River Run expected to be open. 

On the local High school basketball schedule for the girls today, Richfield travels to Shoshone, Mountain Home heads to Twin Falls to play Canyon Ridge and Buhl has a game in Declo to play the Hornets.  Hansen boards the bus and heads to Dietrich.  Notus plays Glenns Ferry, Burley plays Minico and Valley goes to Oakley.  Jerome crosses the Bridge to play Twin Falls and Raft River will travel to Wendell to play the Trogans. 


Today:  Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. East wind 6 to 11 mph.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.


Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. West southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.


Thanksgiving Day:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 23.


Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Saturday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Sunday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Sunday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.


Monday:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 38.