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Today Idaho voters will elect a new governor, decide who will be their U.S. representatives and make decisions on a pair of initiatives about expanding Medicaid and gambling. A ballot initiative called Proposition 1 seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices that opponents say are the equivalent of illegal slot machines has drawn millions of dollars both for and against ahead of Tuesday's election.An unusually high number of Idahoans voted early.  About 115,000 Idaho voters have cast ballots.

CNN has named Luke Mickelson of Kimberly among the 2018 top ten CNN heroes.  Mickelson started the non-profit sleep in heavenly peace that makes beds for children.  He will receive $10-thouand dollars and could win $100-thousand dollars. 

29 year old Allen Dunnagen of Twin Falls is facing charges of raping two women, one of them at gunpoint.  The two women had been in a “mutual sexual relationship” with Dunnagan for several weeks leading up to the assaults, police said.  His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars.

Jerome police are continuing their investigation into the burglary at Choate’s Family Diner.  Authorities say someone broke into the freezer Friday night and removed food.  Authorities ask if you know anything to contact them at 208-324-1911.

The Minidoka County School District has given all teachers and building administrators two-way radios and emergency response backpacks to use in a crisis.  The district purchased 300 of the backpacks and 240 radios at a cost of just over $20,000.  The radios are programmed to contact police and fire departments directly, without dialing.

An online petition is collecting thousands of signatures from those who support staff members of the Middleton school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall. At last check, nearly 3,000 people had signed the petition on Fourteen staff members of the Middleton School District are on paid administrative leave.

In sports from around the area, the Idaho State Bengal Football team has hit the national rankings.  That’s something that hasn’t happened since 2015.  ISU is ranked 24 in the STATS Media poll and 25 in the FCS coaches Poll.  This after a 48 45 win over Portland state.  The Bengals play at Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 10. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. MT.

The Idaho State Football Semi-Finals heat up this weekend.  On Friday, Oakley heads to Holt Arena for a 5:30 p.m. game against the reigning 1A DI state champion, Prairie. Carey travels to the Kibbie Dome to play the Kendrick Tigers.  On Saturday morning, it's Declo vs. West Side at 11.  At 1:30 p.m. you'll find the Valley Vikings are going for the state championship as they play the Wilder Wildcats.  Then at 4 p.m., Lighthouse plays Salmon River. At 6:30 p.m. its the Kimberly Bulldogs and Sugar-Salem Diggers. 

Today:  Mostly sunny, chilly and brisk. Winds: West 10-15 mph High: 48 (Mountains: 44)

Tonight:  Mostly clear and cold. Winds: South 5-10 mph. Low: 26 (Mountains: 20)

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High around 50F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Low: 23 (Mountains: 17)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 44 Low: 22 (Mountains: 42 Low: 17)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 49 Low: 27 (Mountains: 44 Low: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 51 Low: 28 (Mountains: 46 Low: 21)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 52 Low: 29 (Mountains: 44 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 53 Low: 28 (Mountains: 45 Low: 20)

November 6th: On this day


Born on this day in Tabor City, North Carolina was Stonewall Jackson who achieved his greatest fame during country's "golden" honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s when he scored the #1 hits “Waterloo” and "B.J. the D.J.”


Born on this day in Monahans, Texas, was Guy Clark, Grammy Award winning country musician, songwriter who has released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You. Clark died on May 17, 2016 aged 74.


Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Roger Miller who performed "King of the Road" and then with Glen Campbell played "Southern Nights", "Goin' Back to Alabam", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "It's Your World (Boys and Girls)".


The Country Music Association awards aired for the first time on ABC. The awards show had been on CBS since 1972. Keith Urban, who won the Male Vocalist of the Year, was absent due to his rehab stint, and co-host Ronnie Dunn read Urban's acceptance letter. Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson presented the inductions for 2006 inductees George Strait, Harold Bradley and Sonny James, each of whom gave brief acceptance speeches; Strait also performed his #1 hit "Give It Away." Controversy reigned when Faith Hill appeared to react angrily after Carrie Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year award.


Hank Thompson died from lung cancer, aged eighty-two. His career which spanned seven decades saw him sell over 60 million records worldwide. He was a leader in the music industry with accomplishments including the first music-based television show to be broadcast in color, the first artist to travel with sound and lighting systems and the first to record a live album.


Winners of the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards held in Nashville included: Entertainer of the Year: George Strait, Album of the Year: Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story …, Song of the Year: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary - "I Drive Your Truck", Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise", Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert and Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care".