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Rent prices might be starting to lower.  Idaho was one of the states that saw a year over year decrease at 5-pont 7 percent according to rent dot com. 

A divisive education savings account bill died in the Idaho Senate yesterday afternoon.  Senate Bill 1038 would have established a universal education savings account program, providing $5,950 scholarships to students who are homeschooled, or attend non-public schools.

Jerome county commissioners and Jerome’s 20-20 announced yesterday that the new overlook near Shoshone Falls is almost a reality.  Idaho Power said they will kick in $250 thousand while Jerome County is putting 100-thousand into the project.  More fundraising will happen along with a safety study soon.

The home where four university of Idaho Students were killed in November by a stabbing will be demolished according to school officials.  The owner gave the school the building.  No timeline has set for the demolition but the goal is to have the house knocked down by the end of the semester officials say.

The LDS church has agreed to settle allegations that it tried to hide a huge investment fund from the government.  The Securities and Exchange Commission said the church has agreed to pay a 5 million dollar fine over a 32 billion dollar investment fund.  The church said there were mistakes made.

Idaho’s attorney general has obtained a court order that requires a terminally ill death row inmate to be executed within 30 days, even though the state has no way to carry out the death sentence.   Idaho officials have not been able to obtain the chemicals used in lethal injection executions and two previous death warrants issued for Gerald Ross Pizzuto Jr. have gone unfulfilled.

This week, Idaho drivers got a chance to catch their breath at the pumps.  According to AAA, today’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the Gem State is $3.67, which is two cents less than a week ago.  The national average is $3.37 per gallon.

Look for increased police patrols through March 11, as authorities across Idaho are joining forces to stop aggressive driving.  ISP said 2022 data shows over 14,000 aggressive driving crashes in Idaho and 39 percent of all fatal crashes involved some form of aggressive driving behavior.


The high school state basketball games are set to begin on Thursday.  In 4A action, Minico will play Blackfoot at 2pm at Meridian High School.  In 3A games, Kimberly plays Sugar Salem at Noon and Buhl takes on Bonners Ferry at 7.  At capital high school, for the 2A playoffs, Declo takes on Number 1 ranked Melba at 7.  In 1AD1 action at Vallivue High in Caldwell, Castleford will play Carey at 5 and In Caldwell, 1AD2 action, number 1 ranked Richfield will play Clark Fork at 7. 

The University of Idaho will have a new men’s basketball coach next season.  Last night the University said they terminated men’s basketball head coach Zac Claus. The Vandals lost to Montana, 68-53, to end the regular season yesterday.

Daylen Kountz had 27 points and Northern Colorado beat Idaho State 87-72 last night.  The Bengals were led by Miguel Tomley, who recorded 18 points. Idaho State also got 12 points and six rebounds from Brayden Parker. Austin Smellie also had 10 points.

Approximately 70,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout will be stocked throughout the state this March.  Freedom Park Pond, in Burley will have 1,000 rainbow trout released into the pond and Hagerman Wildlife Management Area will receive just fewer than 8,200 trout

Collectible trading cards featuring all of Boise State's athletic teams will soon be on sale at Jacksons Food Stores.  Last fall, BSU football team trading cards were available at Jacksons but the program has now expanded to include all teams.  Card packs of 15 will be for sale starting next week and will include at least three cards from men's basketball, women's basketball and gymnastics, and two spirit squad cards. One out of every 10 packs will include an autographed card from a high-profile student-athlete.   During the 2023-2024 school year, there will be a three-set series of card packs that include every BSU sports program. They will be released seasonally.


Tuesday:  Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West southwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tuesday Night:  A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. East wind 7 to 14 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 18. West southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.


Thursday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Thursday Night:  A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.


Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Saturday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Saturday Night:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.


Sunday:  A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 37.