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Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 2:51pm

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.

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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

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'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Their 13 children, who range from 2 years old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.

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More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Tight budgets and shrinking infrastructure money from Washington, have more states are hiking tolls and adding tollways to raise money to fix and repair roads and bridges.

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ISP arrests two for leading officers on high-speed chases

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:34pm

Two Treasure Valley men are in the Ada County Jail on charges they led Idaho State Police and other area law officers on a series of dangerous traffic incidents involving…

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ISP will investigate complaint against Canyon sheriff

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:06pm

The Idaho Attorney General's Office conducted a preliminary investigation into the anonymous complaint, which alleged that the sheriff misused his official position in support of his private nonprofit ‘Man Up’

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West Ada trustees downplay squabbles to support school district’s levy

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 6:48pm

In their first meeting since the abrupt resignation of Superintendent Linda Clark, West Ada School District trustees on Tuesday focused on one of the most important issues they have faced…

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Name of fatal mobile home fire victim released

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 5:36pm

The Ada County coroner Tuesday identified the 62-year-old man who died in a fire in his mobile home on Horseshoe Bend Road last week.

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Nampa police: Man with gun tried to take two victims' vehicles

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 3:34pm

A 26-year-old man was booked into the Canyon County jail Wednesday on suspicion of trying to take two vehicles from drivers in a business parking lot in the 2100 block…

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Judge: Jailhouse notes out, defendant’s letter in at Orchard Street killings trial

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 10:32am

Ada County prosecutors are barred from using information gleaned from handwritten notes seized from murder suspect Anthony Robins Jr. during his trial on aiding and abetting first-degree murder, a judge…

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Bown Crossing branch set for groundbreaking Wednesday

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 7:43am

The long-awaited facility is scheduled to be open by the end of next year.

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Deputy chief: Man shot by Boise police after fleeing traffic stop was armed, fired gun during incident

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 27, 2015 - 5:06am

A 37-year-old Boise man was hospitalized after he fled a traffic stop and was shot by a police officer just before midnight Monday. His injuries are not believed to be…

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What would you do if a stranger crawled in your bedroom window?

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 9:39pm

Sixteen-year-old Isabell Hoffman awoke earlier this month to the shadow of a man crawling through her bedroom window.

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Investigators: Nampa woman beaten to death with metal bar

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 8:12pm

A 24-year-old woman who had been living at the Port of Hope treatment center in Nampa was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge Monday, accusing of killing another resident early…

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Idaho Court of Appeals upholds Meridian man's murder conviction

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Rob Hall, found guilty of killing his wife's lover in a Meridian parking lot in 2011, challenged that conviction, but the appeals court did not validate his arguments.

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Former Eagle gravel pit slated for mixed-use ‘luxury’ development

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 1:33pm

The Eagle City Council on Tuesday will consider an application to build 51 homes and 250 apartments on 75 acres of a former gravel extraction site adjacent to the Boise…

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Boise soldier who pleaded guilty in Afghan ‘kill team’ case released from prison

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 1:12pm

U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew “Andy” Holmes is back in Boise, his father told the Statesman on Monday.

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ITD: Section of Idaho 55 will be closed 3 hours Wednesday

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 9:54am

Idaho 55 will be closed for three hours Wednesday night between McCall and New Meadows for road work, and motorists are advised to plan ahead for the closure.

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Developer appeals Boise P&Z denial of assisted-living project

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 8:36am

Last month, the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission denied Jayo Construction’s request for permission to build a 157,000-square-foot assisted-living facility on the northwest corner of Hill Road and 15th Street.

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Readers share memories of Maureen O’Hara; updated with info on where to send condolences

Idaho Statesman Local News - October 26, 2015 - 8:30am

Film star Maureen O’Hara died at her home in Boise on Saturday. She was 95.

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