Boise boy battling spinal tumor gifted with ‘family of support’ and more

The 35th Annual Friendship Scramble Golf Tournament raised $35,000 for a five-year-old boy and his family. He was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. BOISE, Idaho — Community members in Boise came together to show a local family they are not alone. The Friendship Foundation put on its 35th annual Friendship Scramble Golf Tournament on … Read more

Rombauer crosses finish line first at Preakness

Medina Spirit finished third in the 1 3/16-mile race and was passed for the first time in his career after going off as the 2-1 favorite. BALTIMORE — Preakness champion Rombauer’s trainer, Michael McCarthy, lobbied hard to get the bay colt entered into the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s owners, Diane and John Fradkin, just didn’t … Read more

Brooklyn Center City Council approves sweeping police reforms in the wake of Daunte Wright’s death

The Brooklyn Center City Council voted 4-1 Saturday afternoon to dramatically reduce the power of its police department in a sweeping new measure. Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, where Daunte Wright died after being shot by an officer who said she thought she was holding her Taser rather than her handgun. “Our community has … Read more

University of California system will no longer require SAT and ACT scores for admission after settlement reached

The University of California system will no longer require SAT and ACT scores for admission after reaching a settlement agreement, a statement from the UC system said. UC first announced the new policy on April 1, 2020, for incoming freshman in fall of 2021, and in May of 2020 the regents board extended the policy … Read more

Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

A study found that low- and regular-strength aspirin seem equally safe, effective for preventing additional heart problems in people who already have heart disease. WASHINGTON — An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem … Read more

Coeur d’Alene city councilor carries around blank vaccination cards ‘just to tick people off’

The councilmember said its his fear that “vaccine passports,” which Gov. Little banned on the state level, would “become the new segregation.” COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — One Coeur d’Alene city council member told The 208 that he doesn’t trust Democratic President Joe Biden’s or Republican Idaho Governor Brad’s Little’s promise of no vaccine passports and … Read more

Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee to meet in May

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) — The Caribou-Targhee National Forest’s Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on May 19, 2021. Agenda items include electing a chairman, approving operating procedures and reviewing and allocating funds for different project proposals on public lands. “Resource Advisory Councils are critical elements of our collaborative approach to public land … Read more