This is a summary of a few items in the Idaho Weekly Briefing for April 16. Interested in subscribing? Send us a note at email@example.com.
Candidate debates have become almost old hat in Idaho this cycle, since contenders for governor have been sharing stages for most of a year. But more major activity on this front is picking up, as two of the major statewide debates aired late last week.
A Boise federal grand jury has indicted four current correctional officers employed by the Idaho Department of Correction, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis said. In another case, the grand jury indicted a former IDOC correctional officer, a former IDOC inmate and the inmate’s associate.
Idaho National Laboratory, together with the Idaho State Board of Education, is breaking ground on two new research facilities: the Cybercore Integration Center and the Collaborative Computing Center.
The Idaho National Laboratory reported that on the evening of April 11, a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured when it came into contact with air. The agency said that no injuries were reported and no waste escaped into the outside environment. Some emergency operations were undertaken on April 12, but those were concluded by the day’s end.
The city of Idaho Falls and its partners on April 12 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s newest park – Heritage Park, at Snake River Landing.
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has been very open about his support for Lt. Governor Brad Little, and on April 10 he makes his endorsement official.
The city of Boise’s biennial citizen survey is now open to all members of the public interested in participating.
PHOTO KSAS, 103.5 KISS FM’s Morning Show Host Keke Luv (Steve Kicklighter), along with his fellow on-air hosts, Lucky The DJ and Mateo, will once again draw attention to child abuse in the Treasure Valley. As in past years,Keke will urge the community to discuss and push forth the “Cycle to Break the Cycle” message during the 175-consecutive-hours live broadcast. Keke is asking his listeners to help him achieve the community awareness goal by pedaling stationary bicycles that are each connected to a power inverter that will provide electric power to the radio station’s studio custom built at the event. (image/Townsquare Media)