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Monday 031218

At tonight’s meeting the Twin Falls city council will decide on the sanitation rates which could include continuing the recycling program that has been in place.  If approved, the change will increase rates 53-cents a month for most customers with garbage and recycling containers. 

Say goodbye to the Cassia County Administrative office.  Last week county commissioners said Kerry McMurray will serve as a deputy prosecuting attorney and other employees will be transferred to other departments before June 1.   

Lawmakers in Boise said they are holding off funding the Idaho Transportation department’s proposal to relocate its District 4 headquarters.  It’s not yet clear how that could impact the departments plan to move the facility out of Shoshone.

Idaho's House has advanced legislation cracking down on people who make threats against schools.  If approved it would make it a misdemeanor for making a threat that disrupts school activities. It also changes the law to make it a felony offense if that person who made the threat was found to have a firearm or other deadly weapons.

Idaho lawmakers have introduced a last-minute tax cut proposal designed to provide more relief to Idaho's families. Earlier Idaho lawmakers passed a $200 million tax cut plan that critics argued was flawed because families with multiple children were likely going to end up paying more taxes.

The American Conservative Union is the latest high-profile group to announce an endorsement in the race for Idaho's 1st Congressional District open seat.  Republican candidate David Leroy announced that he had secured the endorsement.

An Idaho Senate panel has advanced a plan to collect and remit sales tax on online purchases.  It would apply to retailers who engage in business in Idaho and sell at least $10,000 in gross receipts per year.  Some estimate that the bill could bring in anywhere from $22 million to $37 million a year in sales taxes.

Federal officials say Idaho's move to let companies offer health insurance plans that don't meet Affordable Care Act standards is illegal.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a letter to Idaho, reminding officials that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains the law.

Today:  Sunny skies nice and warm High 59F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear to mostly clear, not as cold and breezy Low near 35F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Lots of sunshine and warm, breezy High around 65F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds - possible rain showers

WINDS: SE 5-15 mph

LOW: 40 (Mountains: 33)

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers and possible mountain snow

HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 45)

March 12th: On this day

1938

Born on this day, was Lew DeWitt, Country singer, songwriter with The Statler Brothers who had the 1984 US Country #1 hit "Elizabeth". DeWitt who had suffered from from Crohn's disease died on 15th August 1990.

1969

Country music winners at the 11th Annual Grammy Awards included; Best Country Vocal Performance, Female Jeannie C. Riley for "Harper Valley P.T.A.", Best Country Vocal Performance, Male - Johnny Cash for "Folsom Prison Blues", Best Country Performance, Duo or Group - Vocal or Instrumental - Flatt & Scruggs for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown", and Best Country Song - Bobby Russell (songwriter) for "Little Green Apples" performed by Roger Miller / O.C. Smith.

1975

The divorce of George Jones and Tammy Wynette is finalised. Wynette took custody of their only child, Tamala and kept their home on Franklin Road in Nashville. Three of their duets (“We’re Gonna Hold On,” “Golden Ring” and “Near You”) ended up as #1 hits, two of which were recorded after their divorce in 1974.

1991

Alan Jackson scored his first #1 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, with "I'd Love You All Over Again.” The song was written by Alan for his wife, Denise in a hotel room in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on a rainy evening.

2006

After having successful test runs in outside cities, Ring of Fire, a jukebox musical of the Johnny Cash oeuvre, debuted on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, but closed due to harsh reviews and disappointing sales on April 30 of this year.