Sun rays and water sprays mixed with live music waves as Boise kicked off the 31st anniversary of Alive After Five. The popular event has returned to a newly improved plaza after a year of construction.
Michael Deeds’ recent column, “12 uncool things about Boise” got a lot of people talking in online comments and on social media. It flew over the heads of some stony-faced Idahoans. Others enjoyed the sarcasm. Michael shares some of the best of the worst comments from around the Web.
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 high school students were killed, gun owners at Independence Indoor Shooting Range in Meridian talk about gun rights, social responsibility and the 2nd Amendment.
Raymond Simmons is a veteran who said he has been homeless for the past six years. A plan to build housing for homeless veterans is in the works by the city of Boise, the Veterans Administration and other agencies.
A barista working at the Hottie Shots Espresso stand in Kent, Washington, was attacked by an armed intruder who assaulted and attempted to rape her in the early hours of February 21, according to local media, citing police. Police later arrested a 33-year-old man said to have a “long criminal history.”
The victim, later identified as Madeline Guinto, told local media that she did everything she could to stall or stop her attacker, and added that she was glad it was over.
Speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump said designating schools as "gun-free zones" puts students in "far more danger." Trump also said House and Senate Democrats have "totally abandoned" DACA.
Killer Whey is a Boise-based company making ice cream with 44 grams of protein. They currently have 3 flavors: mint-chocolate chip, chocolate and vanilla. Killer Whey plans to release 3 more health-conscious flavors later this year.
Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner took part in an unusual demonstration involving chocolate milk to promote diversity in the workplace during a Black History Month event in Chicago on February 21. Footage of the event at the Chicago Thompson Center shows Tyronne Stoudemire, Hyatt Hotels’ vice president of global diversity, asking the governor to hold a glass of milk, which Stoudemire said represented the lack of diversity in corporate American leadership: “white men, a few white women, and just maybe an Asian in technology.”
“This chocolate syrup represents diversity,” Stoudemire says, holding up Hershey’s syrup. Into the broad list of diversity, Stoudemire places “women, people of color, people with disabilities, the aging population, generation X, Y and Z.”
David Hogg, a student that was involved at Stoneman Douglas High School's active shooting on Wednesday, February 14, gave a video update while hiding in a classroom. Since the shooting, a YouTube video was posted claiming Hogg was not a student, but an "actor." The video has now been removed.
Treasure Valley students are tired of feeling scared at school — and they're taking action. Students are planning an Idaho march at the Capitol on March 24, corresponding with the national March for Our Lives.