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If Idaho representative Bruce Skaug has his way, cities that refuse to enforce felony crimes could lose the sales tax revenue.  A Nampa legislator is widening the scope of proposed legislation to punish cities and counties that decide to stop enforcing felonies in Idaho.  This comes after Skaug introduced a bill specifically focused on cities that move to defy the state’s abortion ban.

If voters had not approved the expansion of Idaho Medicaid to low-income adults, Idahoans would have spent tens of millions of dollars more on health care for those patients.  If the state pulls back on its Medicaid coverage, Idahoans will spend nearly $78 million more due to the loss of federal funding Juliet Charron, administrator of Idaho Medicaid told legislators this week.  Now, about 145,000 Idahoans have coverage through the Medicaid expansion.

Idaho lawmakers want to crack down on those who file false reports of child abuse.  Last year over 23-thousand reports were made 93-hundred were investigated and 80-percent unsubstantiated.  If legislation passes, a false claim could mean a misdemeanor and a 25-hundred dollar fine or damages.

Idaho officials have identified the man who was shot and killed by a police officer on Monday as a 32-year-old Boise resident.   Eli Nash was pronounced dead in a parking lot Monday evening after attempts to save his life were unsuccessful.  The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. near a popular restaurant and shopping center.

The Idaho Legislature’s House Local Government Committee is now the second committee of the Idaho Legislature to prohibit public testimony from people under age 18.  Earlier this month, the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee did the same thing. Some democrat leaders say the new rule change could affect first amendment rights. 

The Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee introduced a bill on Tuesday that would mandate consumers be made aware in labeling if “vaccine materials” are in food.  This comes after some say in California they’ve been given grants to start introducing vaccine products into food for human consumption.


The undefeated Golden eagle men have some tough games in the near future as they head to the Salt Lake community college Saturday.  In December the CSI men took the game against the bruins 84 to 81.  In all there are two games on the road starting at 3 on Saturday followed by snow College on Thursday.  They return home February 9th to play USU eastern at 7.

Looking at sports locally, first from boys’ basketball where Twin Falls dominated Jerome 47 to 38.  Kimberly took the win over Filer 66 to 59.  It was Wood Ribver 61 to Gooding 46.  Glenns Ferry downed Hansen in overtime 68 to 65.  Declo said no to the Sun Valley Community School 58 to 38.  It was Camas county 47 to Hagerman 25.  Carey Outlasted Valley 68 to 57 and it was Murtaugh 36 Oakley 34.  Castleford for the win over Raft River 65 to 52.  Twin Falls Christian Academy for the win over Jackpot 63 to 38.

For the Girls, Hagerman defeated Camas County 26 to 20.  Jerome overpowered Burley 47 to 35.  Minico defeated Wood River 60 to 32.  Canyon Ridge outlasted Vallivue 66 to 21.  Twin Falls defeated Mountain Home 45 to 42.  Buhl told Wendell no 43 to 28.  Dietrich for the win over Richfield 25 to 23 and the Twin Falls Christian Academy defeated Jackpot 30 to 28.

On today’s schedule for the boys, Burley goes to Minico.  Mountain Home heads to Canyon Ridge while Declo travels to Buhl.

For the Girls, Shoshone goes to Hansen.  Filer to  Gooding, Castleford to Lighthouse Christian, Carey to Murtaugh, Raft River to Glenns Ferry, Oakley to Valley, Filer to Sun Valley Community Schools to play the JV team.  Twin Falls Christian Academy goes to Bliss.

One wrestling quad on the schedule with Wendell Raft River and Filer heading to Kimberly.


Today:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.


Thursday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 3 to 8 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.


Friday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Friday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Saturday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Sunday:  A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.


Monday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.


Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 20.