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  • Boise made "Harambe Kong" video game has some calling foul - 6 On Your SideBoise made "Harambe Kong" video game has some calling foul - 6 On Your Side

    6 On Your SideBoise made "Harambe Kong" video game has some calling foul6 On Your SideA new retro-style arcade game that can only be found in the City of Trees has many dropping their quarters while others are dropping their jaws. "Harambe Kong" lets you play as the gorilla who was shot and killed by a Cincinnati zookeeper after an ...

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  • 'We Feel Like Home': Displaced Puerto Ricans Celebrate Traditional Christmas Parranda'We Feel Like Home': Displaced Puerto Ricans Celebrate Traditional Christmas Parranda

    Merely Torres-Garcia has been living in a hotel room in Hartford, Conn., with her husband and two kids after losing part of her house in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria. She said spending the Christmas season in the northeastern cold has been hard for her family. But on Saturday night, in the noisy atrium of Hartford City Hall, it felt a little bit like Christmas on the island. "My kids are happy. We feel like home in here right now," she said. Torres-Garcia was at a Christmas celebration called a parranda, where members of Hartford's Puerto Rican community greeted families displaced by the storm with a musical parade and a hot meal. A traditional Puerto Rican parranda features carolers traveling from one house to the next — sharing food, drinks and singing Christmas songs late into the night. Saturday's celebration happened inside to avoid the cold weather outdoors. But Torres-Garcia said the parranda made her proud to be Puerto Rican. "It's part of us, what we are," Torres-Garcia said

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  • What Do You Need To Know To Be A Federal Judge?What Do You Need To Know To Be A Federal Judge?

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  • From 'This Is Us' To 'Master Of None,' The Year's Groundbreaking TV ShowsFrom 'This Is Us' To 'Master Of None,' The Year's Groundbreaking TV Shows

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  • Chicago Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens Is Remembered For Performing And TeachingChicago Jazz Pianist Willie Pickens Is Remembered For Performing And Teaching

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  • Boise State's tough road wins just got an upgrade from the NCAA selection committee - Idaho StatesmanBoise State's tough road wins just got an upgrade from the NCAA selection committee - Idaho Statesman

    Idaho StatesmanBoise State's tough road wins just got an upgrade from the NCAA selection committeeIdaho StatesmanBoise State's final nonconference game this season is Monday (7 p.m., ESPNU) against SMU at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, where the Mustangs (8-3) have a 29-game home winning streak. “Here we go again. They already beat Arizona, USC, just to name a couple ...and more »

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  • Boise State football report card: Grading the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl win over Oregon - Idaho StatesmanBoise State football report card: Grading the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl win over Oregon - Idaho Statesman

    Idaho StatesmanBoise State football report card: Grading the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl win over OregonIdaho StatesmanBoise State finished off the 2017 season Saturday with a 38-28 win over Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl, giving the Broncos their first win of the year over a Power Five team, which the Broncos have now done at least once in each of coach Bryan Harsin's ...We wrote Boise State off after losing to Virginia, then they looked like Boise State againSB NationBoise State uses fast start to beat Oregon 38-28 in Las Vegas BowlLas Vegas Review-JournalBoise State Beats up OregonPacific TakesAutzen Zoo -Twin Falls Times-News -OregonLive.comall 31 news articles »

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  • 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets To Year's Top Domestic Opening, Disney Says'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets To Year's Top Domestic Opening, Disney Says

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the widely popular intergalactic series, ascended to first place among American and Canadian movie-goers in its debut weekend. From Friday through Sunday, it brought in an estimated $220 million domestically, making it the No. 1 debut of the year, according to Disney. Its weekend haul also earns it the title of the second biggest domestic debut of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, its predecessor released in 2015. Internationally, the movie brought in an estimated $230 million, the fifth largest debut of all time. But those numbers don't include China, where the movie opens Jan. 5. China is the world's second biggest film market behind North America. The Last Jedi , written and directed by Rian Johnson, brings back familiar faces like Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker alongside new additions like Laura Dern's Vice Admiral Holdo. And Carrie Fisher, whose double bun role of Princess Leia at age 19 in 1977's first episode came to

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  • Trump Allies Allege Mueller Obtained Trump Transition Emails UnlawfullyTrump Allies Allege Mueller Obtained Trump Transition Emails Unlawfully

    Updated at 5:24 p.m. ET Opponents of special counsel Robert Mueller ramped up their attacks over the weekend with a new claim that he improperly collected thousands of emails from President Trump's transition team and is using them as an illegitimate basis for much of his investigation. Mueller's office said his team has obtained all the evidence it's using in its investigation properly. And Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed him, told Congress last week that he monitors Mueller's operation closely and has seen nothing improper. This weekend's dispute is the latest chapter in an ongoing campaign by Trump's Republican allies against Mueller and his team. Upon his return to the White House from an overnight trip to Camp David, the president weighed in on the controversy surrounding his transition team's emails, telling reporters, "It's not looking good." Trump added: "It's quite sad to see. My people were very upset about it. I can't imagine there's anything on [the

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  • British Embassy Worker Found Dead Near Beirut British Embassy Worker Found Dead Near Beirut

    Police have launched an investigation after a woman working at the British Embassy was found strangled on a roadside outside the capitol city of Beirut on Saturday, Lebanese officials said. NPR's Ruth Sherlock has confirmed with the embassy that the victim is Rebecca Dykes, a British national. "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca," her family said in a statement, released by the Foreign Office. "We are doing all we can to understand what happened. We request that the media respect our privacy." Dykes had been out with friends and colleagues at a bar in Beirut in the hours before she was found, reports Sherlock. Lebanese police are also reportedly investigating whether Dykes was sexually assaulted. Friends tell Sherlock that Dykes had been due to fly out of the country early Saturday morning to celebrate Christmas at home. She had been in the country since January, reports the BBC , working as the program and policy manager for the Department for International

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  • Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Own Dogs During Walk In Woods, Sheriff Says Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Own Dogs During Walk In Woods, Sheriff Says

    As was her habit, 22-year-old Bethany Stephens took her dogs for a walk in the woods near her childhood home in Goochland, Va., about 30 miles outside Richmond. But when she did not return home by Thursday night, her father grew concerned and called police, who made a terrible discovery. Stephens had been attacked and killed by her own dogs, police say. Stephens "had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive," said Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew at a press conference on Friday. Stephens was being "for lack of a better term — guarded by by two very large brindle-colored pit bull dogs, who were very reluctant to be caught," Agnew said. The sheriff himself seemed shaken recalling the scene, saying it was "absolutely grisly." "In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it. I hope I never see anything like it again," Agnew said. Stephens' friend, Barbara

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  • Astronaut Trio Heads For Space Station To Continue Scientific ResearchAstronaut Trio Heads For Space Station To Continue Scientific Research

    As the year winds down, three new crew members are set to begin a mission aboard the International Space Station. Early Sunday, an American, a Russian and a Japanese astronaut blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz spacecraft. They are set to arrive early Tuesday and will settle in for the next four months when they will conduct more than 200 scientific investigations, according to NASA. Among them, research into improving the quality of fiber optics in a microgravity environment. The crew is also conducting drug testing on mice with the goal of maintaining healthy bodies in astronauts and preventing muscular breakdown from continued disuse. The new crew members are Commander Anton Shkaplerov with the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Scott Tingle with NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and they'll be joining three others already at the station, who have been there since September. Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Mark Vande

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  • Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High SchoolTeachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School

    So far the reaction has been swift and strong to our investigation into Ballou High School in Washington D.C., where we shed light on chronic absenteeism and a pressure teachers say they felt to pass failing students and get them to graduation. The day after our report , city and district leaders announced that two investigations would look into just what happened at the school, and at other schools around the district last year. We expect the results of those investigations late next month. A week after our report, the school's principal was reassigned. District leaders say her return as principal pends on the results of those investigations. On Friday the city council's education committee heard more than 10 hours of public testimony from district leaders, students, parents, teachers, residents, education advocates and many more. We've also gotten word from teachers around the nation who read, listened to or found the story on Facebook . They told us of similar stories where they are

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  • Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOsSecret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1uLwUTDA0 A secret Pentagon program existed for at least three years and spent more than $20 million in research on UFOs, according to multiple media reports published Saturday. The program reportedly examined cases including incidents of military pilots claiming to have seen flying objects that appeared to "defy the laws of physics." Video posted on YouTube as well as on the website of The New York Times purports to be footage taken from Navy F/A-18 fighter jets showing a disc-like object in the sky. "Look at that thing! It's rotating!" voices say in the video. Called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, it was run out of the Pentagon by former Department of Defense intelligence officer Luis Elizondo. It began in some form in 2007, according to The Washington Post and The New York Times, and officially ended in 2012, though may still be in existence in some capacity, the Times says. Former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid obtained funding

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  • Boise State based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at once - SB NationBoise State based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at once - SB Nation

    SB NationBoise State based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at onceSB NationSomething you don't see often: a group of football players pirouetting in unison right before a snap. But here's that, by Boise State, with one of them taking in a screen pass for a TD: Later in the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon, they did it ...

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  • The Coeur d'Alene Press - Local News, A busy year in Boise? - Coeur d'Alene PressThe Coeur d'Alene Press - Local News, A busy year in Boise? - Coeur d'Alene Press

    The Coeur d'Alene Press - Local News, A busy year in Boise?Coeur d'Alene PressCOEUR d'ALENE — Health care, liquor licensing, victims' rights and education are just a few of the issues Idaho State Reps. Luke Malek and Paul Amador intend to tackle in the upcoming legislative session. The Republican legislators held a town hall ...and more »

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  • Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri Doesn't Miss A Beat at 81Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri Doesn't Miss A Beat at 81

    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Grammy-winning pianist, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, composer and bandleader Eddie Palmieri has been a mainstay in big band Latin dance music for years. His roots go back to the golden days of big band mambo in the 1950s of New York City. But he has always been at the cutting edge of Latin jazz and dance music, even at 81 years old. "Sabiduria" is Eddie Palmieri's first album in 10 years, and he joins us now from our studios in New York. Welcome. EDDIE PALMIERI: Oh, good morning. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Good morning to you. Your birthday was Friday. Happy birthday, sir. PALMIERI: My birthday was Friday. I was 31 years old. GARCIA-NAVARRO: We got your age wrong. I'm sorry for that... PALMIERI: No, no, no, no. The reason is there was a great trumpet player called Chocolate Armenteros who died at 92. And he taught me that after 50, you must start counting by one again. Now, one, two, three. So I

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  • Local Radio's Christmas PlaylistsLocal Radio's Christmas Playlists

    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Turn your dial over to the right, and it's likely you'll find one or a couple of stations playing nothing but Christmas music. All the hits. You know them. I know them. WALTER HICKEY: Generally speaking, most of America listens to all the same Christmas music. GARCIA-NAVARRO: That's Walter Hickey, chief culture writer at FiveThirtyEight. He's studied the Christmas playlist of 184 FM stations and trends on Spotify. HICKEY: If you look at the top 20 or so songs, they're about half the Christmas music all across the country. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "JINGLE BELLS") MICHAEL BUBLE: (Singing) Bells on bob tail ring. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WHITE CHRISTMAS") BING CROSBY: (Singing) Just like the ones I used to know. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN") CASCADA: (Singing) You better watch out. You better not cry. GARCIA-NAVARRO: But it's at the bottom of the charts where things get interesting and different from market

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  • Post-María, A Key Ecosystem In Puerto Rico Faces Slow RecoveryPost-María, A Key Ecosystem In Puerto Rico Faces Slow Recovery

    Grizelle González is an ecologist who's worked at El Yunque National Forest for 25 years — first as a student and then as a researcher with the U.S. Forest Service. The 46-year-old has a deep attachment to the tropical rainforest. Even now, she gets emotional when she recalls what El Yunque looked like after Hurricane María hit the island on Sept. 20. "It was completely defoliated," she says, tears welling in her eyes. "The canopy was completely gone. It was almost like a desert landscape." Before the hurricane González says it was very comfortable walking in the forest, and the ground was cool and moist. "But, all of that changed. It was very powerful." El Yunque took a direct hit from the Category 4 storm and remains closed to the public. Although some leaves are coming back, the canopy was still largely bare in November. González says researchers believe as many as one-fifth of the trees in the 28,000-acre tropical rainforest may eventually die as a result of the storm. "The system

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  • DUI sentencingsDUI sentencings

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  • College Football Bowl Games: Boise State Holds Off Oregon - New York TimesCollege Football Bowl Games: Boise State Holds Off Oregon - New York Times

    New York TimesCollege Football Bowl Games: Boise State Holds Off OregonNew York TimesLeading by 24-0 in the final minute of the first half of the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Boise State, with a rout in the making, committed two turnovers that were returned for touchdowns, allowing Oregon back into the game. But the Broncos regrouped ...New venue, same story: Boise State shuts down Oregon (again) for bowl winIdaho StatesmanWatch: Boise State Has Some Serious Dance Moves at the Las Vegas BowlSports IllustratedNo. 25 Boise State beats Oregon 38-28 in Las Vegas BowlKTVBCBSSports.com -SB Nationall 417 news articles »

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  • Rescue Mission brings Christmas cheer with food, giftsRescue Mission brings Christmas cheer with food, gifts

    Thousands of meals, toys and food boxes went to Treasure Valley families in need on Friday and Saturday, thanks to the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries’ annual Christmas banquets.

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  • Boise State's based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at once - SB NationBoise State's based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at once - SB Nation

    SB NationBoise State's based 2 different plays off bizarre pre-snap pirouettes by 4 WRs at onceSB NationSomething you don't see often: a group of football players pirouetting in unison right before a snap. But here's that, by Boise State: Later in the Broncos' Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon, they did it again: Both simultaneous pirouettes led to ...

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  • 1-year-old toddler snowboarder successfully hits the slopes1-year-old toddler snowboarder successfully hits the slopes

    Nick and Whitney Rowley pulled it off, having their daughter, Cash, successfully snowboard on a bunny slope at Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho last Saturday. Not to mention, Whitney Rowley is the granddaughter of Wesley Deist, a well known ski coach in Idaho, having coached for 52 years before he passed away in 2008, according to his obituary .

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  • WATCH: Boise State fails spectacularly running signature Statue of Liberty play - CBSSports.comWATCH: Boise State fails spectacularly running signature Statue of Liberty play - CBSSports.com

    CBSSports.comWATCH: Boise State fails spectacularly running signature Statue of Liberty playCBSSports.comBoise State entered the collective consciousness of college football fans with an upset over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The most memorable play of that game was when the Broncos ran the Statue of Liberty on a two-point conversion in overtime to win ...and more »

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  • Search for Soldier Who Went Missing in Korean War ContinuesSearch for Soldier Who Went Missing in Korean War Continues

    The Saturday before Veterans Day, on a glorious autumn day when Boiseans were honoring veterans with a festive parade, Jorja Reyburn wasn't there. Jorja Reyburn stands with a photo of her father, 1st Lt.

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  • Five key moments from Boise State's season - The Register-GuardFive key moments from Boise State's season - The Register-Guard

    The Register-GuardFive key moments from Boise State's seasonThe Register-Guard22, Albertsons Stadium, Boise: BSU fell to 2-2 with a rare home loss against Virginia, a 14-point underdog which had lost 20 of its previous 21 road games. The Cavaliers took a 21-7 lead before Boise State's Jake Roh caught a touchdown pass just before ...

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  • A roundup of top bidders for Dec. 15, 2017A roundup of top bidders for Dec. 15, 2017

    A weekly compilation of the largest winning bids in the Pacific Northwest and California, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center.

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    BOISE, Idaho - Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced the sentencing of an Idahoan convicted of Insurance Fraud. On Thursday, December 14, First District Judge John Luster sentenced 60-year-old Pat W. Benson of Coeur d'Alene.

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  • Police ask for help tracking down man who used fraudulent check to purchase UTVPolice ask for help tracking down man who used fraudulent check to purchase UTV

    Liberty Lake Police are asking for the public's help tracking down a man they say used a fraudulent check to purchase a 2018 Can Am Maverick UTV. If you have any information, please call Liberty Lake Police Department at 509-755-1140 or Detective Bourgeois at 509-755-1142.

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  • Oregon parents charged after 2-year-old eats Xanax-laced Sour Patch KidOregon parents charged after 2-year-old eats Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid

    Court records say two Oregon parents are charged with child neglect after their 2-year-old went to the hospital because he ate a Xanax-laced Sour Patch Kid. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday that the parents are in Lane County Jail, facing charges of second-degree child neglect, first-degree criminal mistreatment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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  • 2017 daily bankruptcies2017 daily bankruptcies

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  • DUCK HUNT: Boise State eager for a shot at Pac-12 power Oregon Saturday in the Las Vegas BowlDUCK HUNT: Boise State eager for a shot at Pac-12 power Oregon Saturday in the Las Vegas Bowl

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  • Mom with a Gun Stops Garden City Break InMom with a Gun Stops Garden City Break In

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    EAGLE — A 14-year-old boy from Eagle Academy may face charges after he reportedly sent a Snapchat video that stated there had been a shooting during an assembly at the school.

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  • Holiday Traditions to Try with Your Family This YearHoliday Traditions to Try with Your Family This Year

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  • Death of Idaho County man in police custody under investigationDeath of Idaho County man in police custody under investigation

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  • What's Going on With Paul Ryan?What's Going on With Paul Ryan?

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  • Peter Jackson Explains How Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Miro Sorvino From 'The Lord of the Rings'Peter Jackson Explains How Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Miro Sorvino From 'The Lord of the Rings'

    After Harvey Weinstein’s extensive history of sexual harassment and assault allegations were exposed, so too were the former film executive’s disturbingly zealous attempts to silence his victims. As many of the brave women to come forward have revealed, Weinstein often threatened to ruin their careers, and some of them found their Hollywood access limited as a result of rejecting or attempting to speak out against his aggressive advances. Still, questions have lingered about exactly how Weinstein effectively stifled the careers of these actresses, including Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In a new interview, filmmaker Peter Jackson sheds some additional light on one of the industry’s darkest corners. Continue reading…

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  • Black ice, multiple crashes close westbound lanes of I-84 in Payette CountyBlack ice, multiple crashes close westbound lanes of I-84 in Payette County

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  • Canyon County economic growth ranks 3rd in IdahoCanyon County economic growth ranks 3rd in Idaho

    Canyon County has the third highest rate of economic growth in Idaho, according to data released by New York financial technology company, SmartAsset. Ada and Kootenai County ranked first and second, respectively, based on recorded changes in county gross domestic product over four years. The Idaho Press Tribune reports, Canyon County also had the 59th largest economic growth nationally in terms of incoming investments. The study ranked local economic growth in counties across the country by tracking the establishment of new businesses in each county, GDP growth, new building permits and federal funding.

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  • Oregon’s Royce Freeman won’t play in Las Vegas BowlOregon’s Royce Freeman won’t play in Las Vegas Bowl

      Some good news for Boise State, but maybe not so good news for people watching or listening to the Las Vegas Bowl tomorrow. Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman won’t play in the game against Boise State on Saturday. Freeman’s decision to sit out the game is to avoid injury as he prepares for the NFL draft. Freeman has rushed for 5,621 yards in his career and is the Ducks’ all-time leading rusher. He also is the Oregon career record holder for rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns. This season, he led Oregon with 1,475 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

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  • Nampa is one of Idaho’s Safest CitiesNampa is one of Idaho’s Safest Cities

    A study done by Safe Home says Nampa ranks near the top of the list for safest cities in Idaho. According to the study, Nampa comes in as the 20th safest city to live in Idaho. The Idaho Press Tribune reports, with a population of over 89,000, the city received a safety score of 74.58 from the Safe Home organization. Weiser, was ranked the safest city in the state with a safety score of 96.67. Meridian, Caldwell and Boise all ranked in the top 20 safest cities in Idaho, according to the study.

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  • Friday 12/15/17 – Kevin Miller ShowFriday 12/15/17 – Kevin Miller Show

    Today's guests: 6:35am - Fox News Radio's Tonya J Powers has the most searched terms on Google for the year ; 8 a.m. - Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor Crista Huff opines on current financial trends ; 8:38 a... Continue reading…

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  • Five 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Questions Answered By 'The Last Jedi'Five 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Questions Answered By 'The Last Jedi'

    The new ‘Star Wars’ finally resolved some of the biggest mysteries from the last film. (SPOILERS.) Continue reading…

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  • Dec. 15, 2017: What to KnowDec. 15, 2017: What to Know

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiers, it's the final day of open enrollment for an insurance plan through Your Health Idaho and the NYPD opens an investigation into rape claims against Russell Simmons . Star Wars: The Last Jedi  premiers today, and there's already speculation that its opening weekend sales could top that of its predecessor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. CNN Money said it's unlikely, as a "perfect storm" of timing and quality made The Force Awakens a cultural phenomenon, giving it the biggest opening weekend in box office history, raking $248 million. Today is the final day for open enrollment for health insurance policies through Your Health Idaho. Nationwide, enrollment in health care plans through state exchanges are expected to be lower than the last open enrollment period, when 9.2 million people signed up for plans, due to an abbreviated sign-up period mandated by the Trump administration and reduced funds for advertising statewide exchanges. The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into claims of sexual assault made against hip-hop producer Russell Simmons, CNN reports. So far, three women have accused the Def Jam founder of rape, and several more have accused him of various forms of sexual misconduct, with the latest allegation surfacing this morning.…

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  • BREAKING: Net Neutrality RepealedBREAKING: Net Neutrality Repealed

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  • 5 Cheap, Easy Holiday Activities for Kids5 Cheap, Easy Holiday Activities for Kids

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  • Broncos pause to give back at Las Vegas Bowl charity eventBroncos pause to give back at Las Vegas Bowl charity event

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  • Washington Post Writer Visits BoiseWashington Post Writer Visits Boise

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  • Caldwell teenager missing for over a year found safeCaldwell teenager missing for over a year found safe

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  • ITD Welcomes Comments on I-84 Widening Project in NampaITD Welcomes Comments on I-84 Widening Project in Nampa

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  • Dec. 14, 2017: What to KnowDec. 14, 2017: What to Know

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  • Federal Communications Commission to vote on repeal of net neutralityFederal Communications Commission to vote on repeal of net neutrality

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  • Boise State athletes balance the importance of religion and sportBoise State athletes balance the importance of religion and sport

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  • Dec. 12, 2017: What to KnowDec. 12, 2017: What to Know

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  • Boise State prepares to play Oregon in Las Vegas BowlBoise State prepares to play Oregon in Las Vegas Bowl

    The Boise State football team will play the University of Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. (MST). The game can be seen live on ABC. This will be the third time the two teams have squared off, with Boise State winning both prior games in 2008 and 2009. Boise State comes into the game after winning the Mountain West Conference Championship. Boise State finished the season with a 10-3 record, which included winning eight of their last nine games. Oregon finished seventh in the Pac-12 conference but is on a two-game win streak. Oregon finished the season with a record of 7-5. Boise State has one of the longest bowl streaks in the country and will be playing in their 16th straight bowl game. Oregon did not qualify for a bowl last year after they finished the season 4-8. The last two games between Boise State and Oregon were memorable games for being some of Kellen Moore’s first games, in which he received national attention. The end of the game in 2009 was the most memorable. Following Boise State’s victory in the game, Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount punched Boise State linebacker Byron Hout, after Hout said something to Blount. Blount had to be restrained by coaches and carried out of the game. After this incident, despite not playing again, some fans from both sides still feel animosity towards each other. Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin is 4-1 against Pac-12 teams since being at Boise State. Oregon’s head coach Willie Taggart left to take the head coaching job at Florida State and has been replaced by interim head coach Mario Cristobal. Cristobal used to be the head coach at Florida International University from 2007 to 2012, where he had a 27-47 record. This will be the first game since then where he has been head coach. The Boise State players have stated their excitement for this game. “Anytime you get to play a big team, like a Pac-12 team, there’s added energy and motivation to bring your A game,” said Boise State sophomore safety Kekoa Nawahine. Redshirt junior linebacker Leighton Vander Esch remembers watching the Boise State vs. Oregon games on television, and he realizes the feud that kind of comes with the game. “It’s a great opportunity to go play them again,” Vander Esch said. “I know it’s been awhile since this program has played them. I know the feud that comes with it, growing up watching them and knowing all the hype that comes along with playing them.” Harsin views this as another goal for his team to accomplish before the season is over. “Our guys are excited,” Harsin said. “Excited to be in this game, obviously excited coming off the championship game. Knowing we have another opportunity, another goal to achieve and to do it against an opponent like Oregon is something that our guys are going to be looking forward to.” This will be the last game for 15 seniors on Boise State. Those players are wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, quarterback Montell Cozart, wide receiver Austin Cottrell, running back Ryan Wolpin, linebacker Gabe Perez, linebacker Blake Whitlock, safety Cameron Hartsfield, offensive lineman Andrew Tercek, offensive lineman Mason Hampton, offensive lineman Archie Lewis, tight end Alec Dhaenens, tight end Jake Roh, wide receiver Brock Barr, defensive tackle Daniel Auelua and defensive tackle Austin Silsby. The Broncos will come into the game as slight underdogs, according to Vegas oddsmakers—people whose job it is to set gambling lines for bettors—who list Boise State as +7.5 underdogs.

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  • Dec. 11, 2017: What to KnowDec. 11, 2017: What to Know

    An explosion rocks a New York City transportation hub, check out that new Spider-Man trailer, immigration from Central America picks up as immigration from Mexico slows, and police are investigating a deceased male found under the Broadway Bridge in Boise. A suspect is in custody after an explosion forced the evacuation of one of the busiest transportation gateways in New York City in an apparent act of terrorism. Four people were injured in the blast at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, including the man believed to be responsible for the explosion, identified by police as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant from Brooklyn. Nearby subway stations were evacuated and the Port Authority Bus Terminal was shut down following the incident, The New York Times reports. The official teaser trailer for the upcoming animated Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released Sunday. The film, which will be released in time for Christmas 2018, teases Miles Morales, the young, African-American version of the character discovering the breadth and strength of his powers while chasing masked capers—and is that him interacting with an older, more mature friendly neighborhood web-slinger in the final frames of the trailer? It's also a gorgeous bit of filmmaking that captures Spidey's falling-flailing-failing first attempts at web-crawling, eye-grabbing colors and the vast, glassy cityscape of the Big Apple. As the number of immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico dips, the number of immigrants from the so-called Northern Triangle—El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—is rising, according to a Dec. 7 report from the Pew Research Center. Between 2007 and 2015, the number of U.S. Mexican immigrants dropped by 6 percent, but during that same time period, the number of immigrants from Northern Triangle countries increased by 25 percent. Possible explanations for the trend include high rates of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and economic opportunity in the U.S. Approximately 3 million Northern Triangle immigrants lived in the United States in 2015, an estimated 55 percent of whom were unauthorized. Pew estimated 24 percent of all immigrants in the U.S. were unauthorized that same year. An investigation is underway after a passerby discovered a body under the Broadway Bridge in Boise Sunday. Boise Police and Boise Fire were called to the scene, where they found the body of a deceased adult male on the north side of the canal. Police do not suspect foul play. The Ada County Coroner will notify the victim's next of kin before releasing the identity of the deceased.…

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  • Dec. 8, 2017: What to KnowDec. 8, 2017: What to Know

    The administrator certificate of Sage International School founder Don Keller is suspended, Rep. Paulette Jordan announces her run for governor, there's a settlement in a case of sexual and racial harassment at the Idaho State Controller's Office and the Los Angeles Times investigates a list of LA Sheriff's Deputies. Idaho Rep. Paulette Jordan (D-Plummer) has announced she is running for governor, the Associated Press reports. The two-term representative will face A.J. Balukoff in the democratic primary, who ran unopposed in the democratic primary in the 2014 race for governor. A two-term representative and member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, she is the only Native American lawmaker currently serving in the Idaho Legislature. Announcing her candidacy, she said, "Service is an inherent value in my family, from my ancestors on down to my sons, and they will carry on that tradition forward in their lives." A Democrat hasn't won the governorship since 1990, when Cecil Andrus won his fourth nonconsecutive term. In September, a former Idaho State Controller's Office employee alleged she had been sexually and racially harassed at work by the former chief of staff of the agency, Dan Goicoechea, and that the harassment had knowingly been allowed to continue by State Controller Brandon Woolf. In an agreement announced Thursday, the State Controller's Office has settled with the former employee, the AP reports. The settlement includes a $83,000 cash payment and a requirement that Goicoechea not be rehired by the office, which has not admitted to any liability in the case. A Los Angeles Times investigation has uncovered a secret list of approximately 300 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies with histories of tampering with evidence, dishonesty and other misconduct. In an atmosphere of growing scrutiny and mistrust of police, Sheriff Jim McDonnell wants to hand the list over to prosecutors, who must tell defendants about information that could call into question an officer's credibility as a witness. The move is opposed by the powerful police officers union representing McDonnell's deputies. A legal dispute has begun over the issue, and the California Supreme Court will likely make a decision next year. The Professional Standards Commission has suspended the administrator certificate of Sage International School founder Don Keller, Idaho Ed News reports. According to the commission, Keller misused public money, violated Idaho law and manipulated state reports. According to the PSC, Keller hired improperly certified people to teach, improperly filed state reports to hide his activities, failed to properly report instructional hours and bought alcohol with school funds. His administrator certificate has been suspended for two years, but he did not lose his teaching certificate, and is employed as a science teacher at West Junior High School. In early 2016, Sage…

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  • A variety of talent to celebrate the holiday seasonA variety of talent to celebrate the holiday season

    By: Tessa Hurley  The Family Holiday Concert has become an annual tradition for the Boise State Music Department and the Boise community. The traditional holiday music mixed with modern styles creates a fun holiday atmosphere that puts everyone in the holiday spirit. This year’s concert will take place on Friday,  Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morrison Center. It is one of the biggest and most involved concerts of the year with over six different performing ensembles including: the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band and the Brass Choir. “It’s a concert that everyone can enjoy, because we have all almost all the ensembles,” said junior music major Kadon Madsen. He plays the double bass in the Symphony Orchestra, and will be playing during the concert. According to Professor Craig Purdy, director of the Symphony Orchestra and Professor of Violin, the show will contain a variety of musical genres, both traditional and with a modern twist, that are meant to showcase the talented students of the music department. He has also created a special arrangement of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” to feature various solo artists. “It’s all about just making music and putting people in the holiday spirit,” Purdy said. Emcee Cherie Buckner-Webb will be encouraging participation from the audience throughout the night, and will be performing a number with the Symphony Orchestra. Cherie served in the State House of Representative for Idaho and the Idaho Senate and is an important figure in the Boise community. Buster Bronco and the Spirit Squad will also be making an appearance in the lobby during intermission.A Variety of Talent to Celebrate the Holiday Season After taking the audience through multiple genres and time periods, the Family Holiday Concert will conclude with a piece arranged by Randol Alan Bass titled “A Feast of Carols.” Sophomore education history, sociology major and University Singers vocalist Taylor Closson said he hopes this piece will reach the audience in a way that only music can. “I think the point for a piece of music is to actually emote and give the story you’re trying to tell; something for the audience to grab onto that’s not just, ‘Oh! This is music.’ Well no, this is a story. This is something you can relate to, more than on just a base level,” Closson said.. Tickets, ticket prices and more information is available on the Morrison Center website, morrisoncenter.com.

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  • Idaho Democratic Party Staff Votes Unanimously to UnionizeIdaho Democratic Party Staff Votes Unanimously to Unionize

    "Our staff is setting an example of what it means to 'walk the talk' for other state parties and progressive organizations around the country." The staff of the Idaho Democratic Party have voted to unionize, the first of any state democratic party staff in the nation to do so. A spokesperson for IDP said the vote was unanimous. Staff has authorized the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 291 to serve as its collective bargaining representative. "This is a huge milestone for the IBEW and the IDP," said IBEW 291 business manager Mark Zaleski. IBEW officials said they'll be working with IDP staff to draw up a contract to address staff concerns while meeting both management and staff needs. "Although it creates some challenges, I am pleased our staff has decided to unionize," said IDP Chairman Bert Marley. "Our staff is setting an example of what it means to 'walk the talk' for other state parties and progressive organizations around the country."…

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  • Dec. 7, 2017: What to KnowDec. 7, 2017: What to Know

    The Christmas lights go dim in Bethlehem, Lindsey Vonn dismisses Donald Trump, ESPN will send its A Team to the Las Vegas bowl and who is Stefani Germanotta? Things took an ugly turn early today when Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would begin recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Washington Post reports an Israeli minister said moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would be "destiny," while the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas called the move "an unaccountable gamble." In one protest, Palestinians switched off Christmas lights at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. “The Christmas tree was switched off on the order of the mayor today in protest at Trump’s decision,” said Fady Ghattas, the Bethlehem municipal media officer. He said it was unclear whether the lights would be turned on again before the main Christmas festivities. Meanwhile, Olympic gold medal-winning skier Lindsey Vonn told CNN Wednesday that when she competes in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, she'll be representing the "people of the United States, not the president."  Asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House if she were to win another gold medal next February, Vonn said, "absolutely not." At the Ada County Courthouse on Wednesday, 62-year-old Bruce Marchant was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for the murder of Boise State University student Sierra/Simon Bush in Aug. 2016. Marchant was arrested in a veterans affairs hospital in New York months after the Sept. 2016 discovery of Bush's body in a deserted section of Mores Creek near Idaho City. "My primary obligation is simply to protect the community from Mr. Marchant doing something like this in the future," said Judge Jonathan Medema before handing down the sentence. "It would be a dereliction of my duty to fashion a sentence that ever permits you to be released into society again," he told Marchant. You can usually tell the level of anticipation for a football game based on the crew assigned to cover it. When Boise State University faces the University of Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 16, ESPN will have an all-star team broadcasting the game. Rece Davis, host of College GameDay will handle play-by-play; color commentary will come courtesy of Kirk Herbstreit, one of ESPN's best; and top broadcaster Molly McGrath will be front and center with sideline reporting. The game will be nationally televised by ESPN beginning at 1:30 p.m. MST. Entertainment Weekly reports…

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  • Greek community continues to grow with three more chapters joining since last fallGreek community continues to grow with three more chapters joining since last fall

    At present, there are 10 sororities and 11 fraternities on campus. Within the last year, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Tau Omega and Zeta Tau Alpha have joined the Boise State Greek community in efforts by the University to grow Greek life on campus and get more people involved. “The reason for this new fraternity is to make a change in the University’s community and to give guys a home where they are accepted and are a part of something other than the typical fraternity,” said Matt Shaw, founding father of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO). With the addition of three more chapters comes more opportunities to get involved in Greek life.   According to Boise State’s Greek life page, these organizations seeks to build an inclusive community away from home. “Their vision was to create a home for guys with all different backgrounds,” Shaw said. Photo courtesy of Greek life social media page. Alpha Tau Omega came to Boise State because two men who work for the national ATO fraternity were hired by Boise State to pursue their goal in recruiting men to create a brand new fraternity on campus.   “Alpha Omicron Pi’s vision is to grow and recruit girls who need a support system (and inspire) ambitious women to better their communities,” said Kendall Doty, a new member of Alpha Omicron Pi (AOPi). According to USA Today, college graduation rates are 20% higher among Greeks than non-Greeks, and nine million college students are members of a Greek organization. “I decided to join a sorority my sophomore year because I was bored all freshman year and wanted to get involved and join a club on campus. I feel that a sorority is great for networking,”  Doty said. According to Shaw, by being in a fraternity he has already created direct relationships and connections with other school organizations, fraternities and sororities. “I’m super excited for social activities and outreaches to the community with the guys,” Shaw said. “We’re gonna help out at the Idaho Youth Ranch by wrapping presents for kids, do yard work around the facility (and also) spend some time in the week with veterans in the hospital.”

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  • Dec. 6, 2017: What to KnowDec. 6, 2017: What to Know

    The Time magazine Persons of the Year, three Idaho women arrested in a D.C. protest, online voter registration comes to Idaho and check out the top food and drink trends of 2017. Early today, Time magazine unveiled its 2017 Persons of the Year, placing women who Time called "the Silence Breakers" on its cover. Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement on the Today Show  this morning, revealing a composite photo on the magazine cover including actress Ashley Judd and former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, as well as a woman whose face is hidden in order to protect her identity. All of the women have been been victims of sexual harassment or assault. "The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover, along with hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s," said Felsenthal. Three Idaho women were among a group of people arrested Tuesday following a demonstration earlier this week on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C.  The protesters descended on U.S. Senate and House office buildings to voice their anger over the recently passed GOP tax reform bill. According to the Southwest Idaho chapter of the National Organziation for Women, Adrienne Evans, Nimi Sandhu and Linda Whedbee, all from Idaho, were charged with disrupting the business of the House. The women were later released from jail. Evans is the executive director of the United Vision for Idaho, and Sandhu and Whedbee are members of SW Idaho NOW. “Idahoans along with people across the country have been pleading with their representatives to consider the grave consequences this bill would have for the people they represent," said Evans in a prepared statement. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that Idahoans can now register to vote online, a process requiring only web access and a state-issued ID. Thirty-five other states currently offer online registration. The 2016 edition of the Idaho Legislature approved online voter registration with near-unanimous support. According to the office of the Secretary of State, about 70 percent of the voting-age population in Idaho is registered to vote, but voter turnout continues to be a significant challenge on Election Day. The sports world is still reeling from the Tuesday announcement that Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea next year. Sports Illustrated reports that previous state-sponsored doping has resulted in Russian government officials being forbidden to attend the games. The Russian flag will not be displayed at at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound; However, Russian athletes…

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  • City of Boise Moves Toward 100 Percent Clean EnergyCity of Boise Moves Toward 100 Percent Clean Energy

    "We're not really big on just setting goals to set goals," said Burgos. "[Bieter] is really big on, if we're going to set a goal, it's going to be a goal that we think is achievable. And once we set it, we're going to get after it." Although the City of Boise has adopted several clean energy initiatives, one conservation group argues it should take a bigger step: total commitment. For the past year, the Idaho chapter of the Sierra Club has lobbied Mayor Dave Bieter and city of Boise officials to commit to its Ready For 100 campaign, which asks cities nationwide to set a 100 percent clean energy goal in at least one economic sector by 2018 and meet it by 2035. When Boise hesitated to take the plunge, the Sierra Club turned to local businesses for support. "What this looks like is doing presentations to small community groups, doing presentations to larger community groups [and] throwing events about clean energy, whether it's a film or a talk or a rally," said Idaho Sierra Club Conservation Program Manager Casey Mattoon. "Right now we're doing a really big push for nonprofits and businesses." Mattoon hopes cultivating grassroots support will show the city that the community is ready to commit, and so far the Sierra Club has scored endorsements from several local groups, including Boise Bicycle Project and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Though he applauds many city of Boise energy initiatives, including the construction of the first "net zero" energy building in the state—which produces more energy than it consumes—and the commitment to halve energy use in existing city buildings by 2030, Mattoon feels the city could make a final gesture. "What we would like to see them do is tie the bow [on current energy initiatives] by anchoring all that work in this 100 percent clean energy vision," Mattoon said. "That's something that we think is not only totally possible based on the values that we see here in Boise residents, faith leaders, nonprofits and businesses, but we also think is necessary." Mattoon feels if Boise commits, other Idaho cities will follow suit. Representatives from the city, including Public Works Director Steve Burgos and Environmental Division Senior Manager Haley Falconer, agree with Mattoon on the importance of converting to clean energy—they just aren't quite ready to commit. "We're not really big on just setting goals to set goals," said Burgos. "[Bieter] is really big on, if we're going to set a goal, it's going to be a goal that we think is achievable. And once we set it, we're going to get after it. ...We just think it's really important to…

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  • Anita HillAnita Hill

    Hill discussed her current scholarship, politically ambitious women and civil rights On Oct. 10, Anita Hill stood before a packed room in the Grove Hotel in Boise to discuss how data collection could improve policies that affect women and girls, and her now-famous 1991 testimony, in which she said she was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas, who was later confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. "They said Clarence Thomas was innocent until proven guilty, and what does that sound like? A criminal standard," Hill said. Five days before Hill took the podium, The New York Times published a story about sexual harassment claims against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Soon, dozens of high-profile people, from actor Kevin Spacey to Sen. Al Franken, would have similar allegations leveled against them. Before her Boise talk (and the swarm of allegations), Hill discussed her current scholarship, politically ambitious women and civil rights. In light of recent events, her remarks seem prophetic. The subject of your lecture is the status of women and girls. What's up? It's about how data is being collected—and not being collected—about the status of women and girls under this administration ... and what should be the response from ... universities, private employers and the general public. Under this administration? I'm very concerned about the disappearance of data collection as a priority for this administration, starting at the first removal of information from the White House website about LGBTQ people. The second indication...was the removal of information about sexual assault from the White House website. Since then, the administration has released businesses from a fair pay pledge. What's the takeaway for the jurists in your audience? Lawyers are citizens, and an informed public is what stands between us and the next lawsuit. If people don't know what the real evidence is, you will have people who are making claims about sexual harassment that are just a-factual. You've written that women judges have the power to balance the justice system. What do you mean by that? I'm talking just in terms of experiences. I think the best example of that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor drew on experiences they had as women to help their colleagues understand the impact of the law. ... We've got an increasing number of examples where they infuse the law with real information about their experiences as they work in real life. You also wrote it's more important for…

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  • Six holiday films to get you in the festive spirit this DecemberSix holiday films to get you in the festive spirit this December

    Every year, the holiday cycle repeats itself in a near-identical fashion–Halloween passes, November arrives and winter music and decorations hit the shelves before one can say the word ‘Thanksgiving.’ Although the hustle and bustle of the holidays isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the films that come with the season can be. With some students struggling to contain their excitement for winter break, streaming sites are a student’s best friend in the final weeks of the semester. While household name favorites include Elf and The Santa Clause, the following six films are alternative holiday films that may not be the first a student thinks to stream once December hits. Unaccompanied Minors While this may not be of the highest acting caliber, Unaccompanied Minors fell just short of becoming a holiday household movie name. A film about children lost in an airport, discovering the ‘true meaning’ of Christmas, it follows the long-running coattails of Home Alone, a modern tradition in many homes throughout the season. The movie isn’t available on streaming sites like Netflix or Hulu, but it can be rented from the Amazon Video store for as low as $2.99. New Year’s Eve Ensemble casts aren’t well-known for taking the cinematic cake, but the sort-of-sequel to 2010’s Valentine’s Day almost proved critics wrong. With a connected-by-fate nature between each character, the film is designed to create empathy for each relationship, even crossing over to the real-life Rockin’ Eve special in Times Square. This lesser-known holiday film might be one to hit students’ radars this month, but they won’t find it for less than $3.99 on iTunes and Amazon Video. Four Christmases Vince Vaughn is a comedy favorite, best known for films like Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball, so this movie on the list is definitely not the first that movie watchers remember of Vaughn’s filmography. Alongside Reese Witherspoon, the film follows a couple who must visit each of their parents individually before the season ends. Relatable to those with in-laws, students might recall a little piece of home. This title is available on both iTunes and Amazon Video for a $3.99 rental fee. Christmas with the Kranks This movie made homes all over the country desire honey ham more than ever before, yet it is one of the most underrated holiday films. Very similarly-natured to titles like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the film documents a fictional married couple’s preparation for a Christmas at home–with the entire family. Slapstick and adult humor flow through this film, which is readily available for streaming on Hulu, as well as Amazon Video for $3.99. Gremlins While this film is commonly considered a cinematic classic of the last several decades, very few consider it a typical holiday film; in fact, many forget that it is holiday-esque at all. Cute, furry animals roam and play in the daytime, but don’t feed them after midnight–that’s where the trouble begins for one teenager. This sci-fi fantasy film about the consequences to accidental actions is a family favorite, and it all starts with an innocently-given Christmas gift. The film is available on the popular streaming site, Netflix, but is available for rental on Amazon Video and iTunes as well. The Holiday The director of The Holiday is the same individual who brought Something’s Gotta Give, so it’s quite a puzzler that it never gained true mainstream success. One of Kate Winslet’s only romance films after Titanic, the story follows two young women who embark on holiday vacations after struggling with men at home, where they meet locals in their holiday countries and fall in love. Commonly considered a ‘chick flick,’ this romantic comedy has fallen short of many lists of memorable holiday films, but it is generally considered to be one of the most underrated of the holiday films. The Holiday can be streamed on Hulu, so there’s little reason for students not to form their own opinion on this title, as well as the five others on this list.  

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  • Boise State men’s basketball team upsets Oregon on half-court buzzer beater, followed by win over PortlandBoise State men’s basketball team upsets Oregon on half-court buzzer beater, followed by win over Portland

    “It’s fun being a Bronco, huh?” These are the words Boise State’s Men’s Basketball coach Leon Rice said to redshirt senior guard Lexus Williams after he sank a half-court buzzer beater to upset Oregon. This win breaks the nation’s longest home-winning streak, which was held by Oregon at 46 games. Boise State, which came in shooting 42.7 percent from three-point range and made 16 in its last game, missed its first 10 attempts before hitting four shots in a row and then the next seven of nine shots. The final score of the game was Boise State 73, Oregon 70. “As soon as I let it go, I knew it was good,” Williams said. “So when I fell on the floor, I just stayed there because I knew they were going to pile on top of me.” Rice also felt good about the shot before it went in. “I’m telling you, when he let it go, you just felt like it was in,” Rice said. “Then you’re like, ‘Wow, it’s in.’” Boise State had three players in double digits: redshirt junior forward Zach Haney, who scored 17 and got seven rebounds, sophomore guard Justinian Jessup, who scored 15 points shooting 5-8 from the three-point line and senior guard Chandler Hutchison, who scored 20 points and got 10 rebounds. Boise State also played Portland on Dec. 3 and won 77-54. The team dominated the whole game and never let Portland take a lead at any point during the game. This win win improved the Bronco’s record to 8-1. Hutchison recorded the first triple-double in Boise State history as far as single-game records go (1985-86). He scored 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. This was only the fifth triple-double in Mountain West history. Senior forward Chris Sengfelder and Jessup both scored 17 points, knocking down six three-point shots each. Jessup has now made 34 three-pointers on the season. Williams and sophomore guard Alex Hobbs were the only other players to score points, with 11 and nine points, respectively. This win was also the 150th for Rice. Boise State’s next game is against Sacramento State at Taco Bell Arena on Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. The game can be streamed online at themw.com/live.

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  • Spider-Man to Wonder Woman: Exploring the influx of superhero filmsSpider-Man to Wonder Woman: Exploring the influx of superhero films

    Entertainment is a medium that human beings have been utilizing for decades to escape modern-day life. Film is one of these forms of entertainment, and superhero movies seem to be the current genre of choice. Spider-Man was one of the earliest films Marvel produced that truly cemented a place for superhero films within Hollywood. It was the first to achieve success at this staggering level. After this film, the film industry began to produce a multitude of superhero movies, many tied to different specific characters within the Marvel universe. These included Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and many more. These movies almost all have one or more sequels that are still being released today. Since 2008, when the first Iron Man was released, there have been over 17 movies made by Marvel. This number only pertains to The Avengers series, it does not include any of the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool or other Marvel films made. In under 10 years, almost 20 superhero films have been created. This number only shows a small percentage of the movies that fall under this genre. Marvel in no way, shape, or form, is the only production company that is dishing out these films to the masses. DC Comics has also made its mark on the genre, but it is not quite at the same pace as Marvel. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are some of the heroes a part of the DC universe. Recently, these specific superheroes have been seen in a huge number of films, with the two most popular being Wonder Woman and Justice League. Unlike Marvel, certain DC characters have actually been adapted into films that have no relation to the DC label. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight saga is an example of these films that are not related to the main production label. According to Forbes, the Dark Knight saga is, “Sitting at more than $1,011,011,000 global box office returns.” It is no surprise that people have started to wonder why there are so many of these superheroes films in theaters today. “An easy answer is money, but I think we live in a dark time so people need a hero, which is why I think there are so many of these films,” said Rulon Wood, Boise State media instructor. With the money the genre is making, Wood might just be right. Stated on Boxofficemojo.com, the superhero genre has grossed over $16 billion worldwide with estimates of continual growth. Without a doubt, it’s clear that these movies bring in a hefty amount of money. However, that doesn’t mean they are always considered good films. Recently, these movies have started to receive negative feedback from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, Wonder Woman received a critic rating of 92 percent while Justice League only obtained 41 percent.  A reason for this type of rating may be the lack of change in the movies and genre as a whole. “I’m personally a huge comic book fan, so I really enjoy these films. However, if they do not continue with the changing of the times, these kinds of films will decline and may begin to become overused,” said senior Michael Porter. Certain movies have begun to change and contort the filmmaking norms of the superhero genre. They do this through adding a retro aesthetic to the film, like in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, or making movies wildly gory with an MPAA rating of “R”, with films such as Logan and Deadpool. On movie discussion forums such as IGN, it seems that any and all changes made within this genre have been positively accepted by critics with some instances of massive cult followings from audiences. It is unclear whether or not the genre will continue to try new things or stick with the norm. Either way, genre fatigue can still become a problem within this genre and may potentially lead to its downfall. “I’ve been a comic book fan since before I could walk, but I can see where critics can begin to get genre fatigue, but not for the consumers, if the stories continue to be good and entertaining, then these films will be around for awhile,” professor Dane Johns. Audience members will just have to wait and see where the genre goes and what movies are produced over the next few years.

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  • Boise State athletics hires mental professional for student-athletesBoise State athletics hires mental professional for student-athletes

    For decades, university athletic departments have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on student-athletes, focusing primarily on their physical and academic well-being. but according to the NCAA a third and arguably more important piece to success is forgotten: the mental health of student-athletes. “I was walking through the Varsity Center and I was thinking about how we have every resource we could possibly need, ranging from academics to physical, but nothing that acknowledges mental health,” said senior business and psychology major Sadi Henderson, current student-athlete. “The amount of stress college students in general are exposed to, and then on top of that being student-athletes, I wondered where our outlet was.” Boise State has started taking steps to improve its mental health resources. “We have recently hired our first full time mental health professional for the athletic department,” said Marc Paul, Assitant Athletic Director/ Sports Medicine. “Stephanie Donaldson, who is a former collegiate swimmer at Pepperdine University, will start this week and be mainly responsible for educating on mental health practices.” The addition of Donaldson will work in collaboration with the Health Center and their New Director of Counseling Services, Matt Niece, another former collegiate athlete. This investestment highlights the commitment to the well-being of all student’s mental health at Boise State. “Regular student or student-athlete, mental health is important,” Paul said. “The more education we can get on the subject, the better off we will be.” In November 2013, the NCAA assigned a task force to research and understand the mental health issues that student-athletes face. In March 2016, they released a list of their findings in a guide titled “Mind, Body, Sport,” which provides universities with information on the best ways to support the mental health of student-athletes. These practices are beginning to become  implemented more around the country, but there still is a long way to go, both in the understanding of mental health with student-athletes and the best practices of support. “Student-athletes are under a very big spotlight,” Paul said.“Like regular students they under the eyes of the peers, professors and parents, but unlike regular students, they are also under the eyes of the Idaho Statesman, ESPN, and hundreds of Boise State fans.” The NCAA states that “Student-athlete mental well-being is best served through a collaborative process of engaging the full complement of available campus and community resources, which may include athletics, campus health, counseling services, disability services and community agencies.” Student-athletes battle with the day to day issues related to the stress levels that come with being a college athlete. They are often taught to tough it out or suck it up. With small issues, this mentality will work, but bigger ones like anxiety or depression need professional help. Currently at Boise State, student-athletes are out-sourced to counselors or psychologists at the University Health Center. “The Health Center is already overbooked, which means we need a qualified mental health professional in the athletic facilities,” Henderson said. “Student-athletes can’t wait two months to see a counselor. Our demanding schedules require things to happen a little quicker.” An important change would be the hiring of an on-campus, full time mental health professional, located in the athletic facilities. The NCAA recommends this “an important way to increase the practitioner’s visibility and accessibility.” “Having a mental health professional on site will help with anonymity for student-athletes,” Paul said. “By making the mental health professional visible and comfortable with the student-athletes, it will make going to see him or her less of a big deal, which will allow student-athletes to be more willing to face the issues.” One of the biggest challenges facing mental health is breaking the stigma surrounding mental health practices. “The biggest problem is the stigma,” Henderson said. “Some people don’t understand how important mental health is to the well-being and success of student-athletes, making it hard to invest resources into it.” Heading to go see a counselor or a psychologist has a stigma around it that keeps people away. People who see counselors or psychologists are often times viewed as having serious mental issues, when that is not always the case. “The best way to break the stigma is starting the conversation,” Paul said. “By talking about mental health, we can break the stereotypes associated with it.”

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  • Is luxury off-campus student housing worth the price?Is luxury off-campus student housing worth the price?

    By: Jordan Erb and Ximena Bustillo Within the past three years, four off-campus student apartment complexes have gained popularity among students. Each is less than half a mile from the Boise State campus, stands four or five stories tall and offers luxury amenities, such as fitness centers, jacuzzis, Starbucks coffee dispensers and game rooms. The apartment complexes were brought to Boise by different out-of-state housing development corporations: La Pointe was developed by Fresno, Calif.’s Topanga Investments; Vista East and West by Atlanta’s Carter; and River Edge by Marlton, N.J’s The Michaels Organization. They offer high-end student living–for a price. A comparison between average rent in Boise and rent at these complexes revealed that residents at any of these four apartments may be paying up to $1,277 more than for the average apartment their size in Boise. The Arbiter reached out to current and previous residents and staff from each apartment complex to answer one question: is it all worth it? Vista East and Vista West: Vista East and West, owned by the same out-of-state corporation, offer all-inclusive housing with individualized leases for both students and non-students. For Brianna Wadsworth, senior economics major and current resident, the positive aspects of Vista West outweigh the negatives. Living with friends, proximity to campus and access to facility amenities make it a top-notch housing option, according to Wadsworth. “The apartment comes fully furnished and for someone who lives like a divorced, 30-year-old dad, I find The Vistas to be a saving grace, considering all I need is bathroom towels, bedding and food,” Wadsworth said. According to Wadsworth, most problems at The Vistas come from negligent renters. She also acknowledged that the maintenance and front desk staff strive to keep up with the messes of wild residents. “The younger residents are obnoxious, and leave their trash everywhere. Holes are punched in the wall, pizza boxes are shoved into gates to break it for roughly one month and I wake up to throw up in the halls and elevators,” Wadsworth said. “If you ask me, this is a resident problem rather than a community problem.” Cynthia Lay, leasing and marketing team leader, agreed. “Not everyone respects where they live. There can be vomit in the elevators–its typical student housing,” Lay said. La Pointe:  According to Emily DeYoung, the property manager of La Pointe, the apartments offer individual leases for luxury student housing. With 336 students, La Pointe is 98 percent student occupied. Junior graphic design major Camille Poynter and senior communication major Meghan Holley were both former residents of La Pointe. Both students lived in the apartments from summer 2016 to summer 2017. Both Poynter and Holley agreed La Pointe is a clean complex with a friendly staff and timely maintenance crew. “They had special rates if you signed within a limited time at $490 a month per person with a four-bedroom, four-bath lease,” Poynter said. Holley agreed, explaining this is the same reason she moved in. “They raised their rates over $100 per person per month for the next year, and it would be over $600 per person for a four- bed four-bath,” Holley said. The increase in price is the main factor that deterred the two students. “I think I was getting my money’s worth. Internet, cable, gym, pool and other amenities were included in a really nice apartment layout,” Poynter said. “$600 per person is reasonable for them, though not reasonable for college students.” The luxury apartments have had to steadily increase their prices to mold to market demands, according to DeYoung. This, unfortunately, places students in a bind. “It basically forced us to move out, which sucked because I really liked living there,” Poynter said. For next year, there will be a raise in prices, as a $30 utility fee will be added due to market demands, according to DeYoung. River Edge: Reflective of its name, River Edge sits neatly against the Boise River and the Greenbelt. Housing more than 600 students, the facility offers a student-living experience unlike other off-campus housing, according to general manager Erin Johnson. “We’re about 85 to 90 percent students, mostly because of the way we structure our lease terms and the utilities included, so students would be more prone to renting here than not,” Johnson said. The lease structure, according to junior marketing major Madison Belzer, is a convenient aspect of the complex and one that her parents appreciated, as well. “My parents love that it is individual leases,” Belzer said. “If someone moves out, your rent doesn’t go up, whereas in most houses it would. The concept of these apartments is genius.” Like the other three, River Edge offers all-inclusive living and fun extras, such as “Free Food Fridays” and access to HBO. As with the positive similarities between complexes, there are negative similarities, too. “After the weekends it gets a little messier, just because there are some residents that don’t respect the property as much as the rest of us would like. But hey, you can’t expect everyone to be as respectful or clean as the next person, that’s just not how it goes,” Belzer said. “I have heard the same things about La Pointe and The Vistas as well. But maintenance works really hard to make the property nice and clean. They deserve a lot more credit than they get.” To corroborate this, Emily Dawson, a senior psychology major and previous resident–whose name has been changed to protect her anonymity–said River Edge had its occasional messes. “Overall, it was pretty clean,” Dawson said. “However, they didn’t clean the stairs too often and there would be dog poop and spilled beer for a few days before it was cleaned.” Josh Paulsen, junior applied mathematics major and previous resident, said maintenance is good and timely, but damage by tenants is apparent. According to Paulsen, there were times when emergency exit signs were knocked down by students, leaving holes in the walls. In general, students seemed content to compromise price for a luxury living experience. The amenities and lavish extras still draw in renters, despite frequent cost upticks, facility damages and vomit and feces in hallways. The opportunity cost associated with these complexes is an imperative risk, according to Boise State students.

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