News

Crime

5 weeks of dating, a breakup, threats and a Boise neighborhood under siege

A woman who was in a short relationship with Alan Amundson last summer spoke to the Statesman for the first time since Amundson exploded into violence at her home near Boise’s Capital High School. Amundson assaulted her and her daughter, shot her teenage son and fired on homes and responding police officers before taking his own life.

Politics & Government

Trying to avoid politics, FBI Director Comey instead shaped an election

The FBI director, fearing the backlash that would come if it were revealed after the election that the agency had been investigating Hillary Clinton and had kept it a secret, sent a letter informing Congress that the case was reopened. What he did not say was that the FBI was also investigating the Trump campaign. While partisanship was not a factor in Comey’s approach to the two investigations, he handled them in starkly different ways.

National

Trump’s primary threats flop in conservative districts

At a turbulent town hall in Idaho over the congressional recess, Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador fielded anguished questions about Russia, outrage over President Donald Trump’s tax returns and the stray query about recreational rock collecting. It’s the latest sign that the threats the White House issued to members of the House Freedom Caucus for opposing that bill, which would have repealed much of the Affordable Care Act, aren’t resonating.

Videos

Lucky Peak rooster tail water release

The "rooster tail" water release from Lucky Peak Dam on April 23rd, 2017 attracted thousands who came to see water shoot 150 feet into the air out of the dam's outlet side gates.
Joe Jaszewski jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com
Lucky Peak rooster tail water release 0:47

Lucky Peak rooster tail water release

Watch from above as the historic 844 steam engine snakes through Idaho's landscape 0:50

Watch from above as the historic 844 steam engine snakes through Idaho's landscape

Steam Locomotive No. 844 visits Boise 3:23

Steam Locomotive No. 844 visits Boise

Watch the 'Living Legend' Union Pacific steam locomotive pull into the Boise Depot 5:33

Watch the 'Living Legend' Union Pacific steam locomotive pull into the Boise Depot