Invasive aquatic weed found growing in spring near Hagerman
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-22-2021 at 04:31 PM

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — An Idaho department plans to eradicate an invasive aquatic weed found in a south-central Idaho spring.

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture said in a statement Monday, Visit Southern Idaho alerted the department to an unusual plant growing in Blue Heart Spring, which is near Box Canyon Springs Preserve, south of Hagerman.

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Jerome schools change mask guidelines
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-20-2021 at 10:09 PM

JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The Jerome School District had a face covering requirement until that changed Friday morning.

In a 4-to-1 vote in a special board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to remove the district’s mask requirement and to have a mask recommendation in its place.

Superintendent Dale Layne, who was not among those voting, said he saw both sides of each issue. He talked with parents and other school districts and said opinions were cut in half.

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Idaho’s income tax deadline remains the same
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-20-2021 at 07:38 AM

BOISE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —Idaho’s filing deadline for 2020 income taxes remains April 15.

The question on whether to match the federal extension deadline of May 17. will be back before the Idaho Legislature when it reconvenes on April 6.

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Three people safe after small plane crash in Twin Falls
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-19-2021 at 07:28 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) —A family out of the McCall area is okay, after their plane crashed at Joslin Field Friday morning.

The call came in at 12:30 a.m.

KMVT spoke to airport manager Bill Carberry, who says a Single Engine Piper aircraft crashed on Runway 8.

The plane was occupied by a father and his two sons, when a strong wind shear out of the south caused the plane to “pancake” into the runway.

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Family loses RV in ‘accidental’ blaze at Twin Falls County reservoir
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-17-2021 at 09:43 PM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — A family of four lost their motorhome in what is believed to be an accidental fire Tuesday evening.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to Norton Bay at the Salmon Dam Reservoir for a report of a fully engulfed recreational vehicle.

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Idaho House approves massive income tax cut and rebate plan
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-17-2021 at 09:40 PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House has approved a massive income tax cut backers say provides much-needed relief but opponents say is a giveaway to the rich that will result in long-lasting harm.

Lawmakers voted 58-12 on Wednesday, with all Democratic lawmakers opposed, to send the bill to the Senate.

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Update: Twin Falls city council adopts resolution to ‘uphold oath’ and ‘Constitution’ after Second Amendment petition
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-17-2021 at 08:46 AM

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — On Monday night Twin Falls residents gathered at city hall for a big announcement, as the city council unanimously adopted a resolution to reaffirm their oath to defend and support the U.S. and Idaho State Constitution, and oppose any laws that infringe upon the constitutional rights of local citizens.

The resolution does not make Twin Falls a Second Amendment Sanctuary City, but it does state:

“City Council of the City of Twin Falls has been approached by citizens who are opposed to any legislation proposed by the Idaho State Legislature, the Governor of Idaho, the United States Congress, or the President of the United States that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms or would ban the possession and use of firearms, magazines, ammunition, or accessories necessary to citizens of the City of Twin Falls for the defense of life, liberty, and property.”

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Understanding Homeschooling
Collected By Ge0ph Young on 03-17-2021 at 07:04 AM

My wife and I homeschooled two of our children and learned a few important things in the process, which I’ll outline in this essay.

First of all, homeschooling works best if the child agrees to it and promises to be serious about it. When that happens, you have it made because the child can guide themselves much of the time. Once in a while, you do have to be there to answer questions or point them in a desired direction.

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Pickup Saved by Trailer Safety Chains in Crash at Malad Gorge Read More: Pickup Saved by Trailer Safety Chains in Crash at Malad Gorge
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-16-2021 at 06:34 AM

TUTTLE, Idaho (KLIX)-State police said safety chains on a trailer saved a pickup and the two people in it from plummeting to the bottom of a Magic Valley canyon Monday afternoon along Interstate 84.

Read More: Pickup Saved by Trailer Safety Chains in Crash at Malad Gorge 

R.I.P. Lou Ottens, Creator of the Cassette Tape Dead at 94
Collected By Jeff Young on 03-14-2021 at 07:53 AM

Lou Ottens, the Dutch engineer who created the technology behind cassette tapes and compact discs, has died at 94. He passed away at his home in Belgium on Saturday, reports DutchNews.nl.

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