Trump may (or may not) use the National Guard to 'round up' unauthorized immigrants, a report on sex trafficking in Idaho, a former Boise International Market vendor finds a new home, a N. Idaho arsonist is indicted and rural counties are facing 'a huge shock.'
Officials with the Northwest Children's Home, headquartered in Lewiston, said it cost too much money to keep their Nampa doors open, telling the Idaho Press-Tribune earlier this month that the operation "struggled financially" and that the Board of Directors elected to close the Syringa House program by year-end.
"Currently no statute exists that addresses the collection and testing of sexual assault kits in Idaho. This will codify that process. This also addresses the issue of backlogs of rape kits and sends a clear message that the crime of sexual assault is taken seriously."
The Press-Tribune reported 165 previously untested rape kits—38 in Caldwell, 111 in Nampa and 16 at the Canyon County Sheriff's Office—were still being held at their respective law enforcement offices and needed to be submitted to the ISP for testing.
“Staff heard the slap and observed Ms. Carriere leave the room. Staff began to observe that [the child] was acting strange and guarding his face where he was slapped. Staff observed a red mark on [the child’s] face and took photographs of his face. [The child’s] face was red and had the imprint of a hand from the slap.”
School officials say they decided that the flag be removed from school property after they consulted idahogangs.com, a site managed by the Idaho Department of Correction. The website—though currently down—reportedly includes the Confederate battle flag as a gang indicator.