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A fire in Boise has claimed the life of a woman and a dog.  Just before 1:30 am yesterday, crews arrived to find a home on fire in the 6700 block of Northview Street. In addition to the occupant of the home dying in the fire, a firefighter was also injured.  Authorities didn’t release a cause.

More than a million dollars is up for grabs through the Serve Idaho Program.  The federal funding will be available to local non-profits, Native American Tribes, local governments and educational community and faith based organizations through AmeriCorps.   January 15th is the deadline file notice of your intent to apply.  Serve Idaho is the Governor’s commission on Service and Volunteerism.

An Idaho Department of Correction Sargent working in Boise has been charged with first degree stalking. 63 year old Eric Blair of Meridian was hired by the department in 2001.  He has been placed on administrative leave.

A federal judge says he won’t order the Idaho Legislature to require stricter coronavirus precautions while a lawsuit from two lawmakers moves forward. Meanwhile, disability-rights groups filed another lawsuit against the Legislature on Monday also seeking more coronavirus protections.

Pedestrian fatalities have increased by 70-percent in Idaho from 2009 to 2018.  Triple A of Idaho said the increase went from 10 to 17 deaths per year.  According to triple A’s review, the number of pedestrians aged 60 to 69 who were involved in a fatal crash more than doubled. 

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Tuesday that people 65 and over will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine starting Feb. 1.  The governor said he adopted the recommendation of his COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, saying the state was in the “final stretch of our pandemic fight.”

A power struggle between lawmakers and Republican Gov. Brad Little has begun.  Republicans in the House brought forward three pieces of legislation Tuesday aimed at increasing the part-time Legislature’s authority while limiting the governor’s regarding emergency declarations.

SPORTS

In boys high school basketball games from last night, Dietrich overpowered Castleford 68to 26.  Carey took Hansen 68 to 44 and it was Camas County 67 Hagerman 35 while Gooding won the game over American Falls 49 to 43.

For the girls, Canyon Ridge defeated Jerome 47 to 37.  It was Lighthouse Christian 72 Glenns Ferry 31.  Carey took the win over Hansen 55 to 34 and Filer outlasted Buhl 57 to 27.  Wendell took the win from Valley 31 to 30 and Murtaugh outlasted Shoshone 48 to 23.  Burley took the win over Mountain Home 52 to 32.  It was Twin Falls 63 over Wood River 30.  Raft River took the win over Oakley 32 to 28 and it was Aberdeen 59 over Declo 43.

Tomorrow night Northern Colorado looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Idaho. Northern Colorado has won by an average of 20 points in its last six wins over the Vandals. Idaho’s last win in the series came on Feb. 9, 2017, an 88-76 win.  Game time 7 pm tomorrow at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.

 

WEATHER

Wednesday:  Rain likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west 16 to 26 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 9 to 18 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 43. West wind around 8 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Saturday;  Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night;  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

 

Sunday;  Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

M.L.King Day:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday Night;  Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.