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Tuesday 050421

When a 19 year old female intern alleged and Idaho lawmaker raped her she said the harassment began.  One State representative requested a copy of the police report.  Another shared links to a blog post that included the interns name, photo and personal details about her life.  Today, the victim said the criticism is just overwhelming.  She testified as Jane Doe during a legislative ethics committee. 

A U.S. appeals court is giving little indication of how it might rule on the constitutionality of the first law in the nation banning transgender women and girls from playing on women’s sports teams.  Idaho passed its law last year, and more than 20 states have considered such proposals this year.

Idaho Gas prices are stable this week increasing only two cents overall.  In the magic valley, triple A said it’s about the same price as a week ago at 3-11 a gallon.  Opec recently agreed to increase production by 2.1 million barrels for the next two months.

An Idaho Senate panel rejected legislation intended to give Idaho lawmakers veto power over decisions by the federal government and courts, with lawmakers citing its potential violation of the Idaho and U.S. constitutions.  The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 7-2 to kill the legislation.  Republican Rep. Sage Dixon said he would bring forward revamped legislation next year.

Making it easier for people to get their vaccine, health workers and St. Lukes are trying different ways to get the COVID 19 shots.  No longer are appointments necessary.  St. Lukes has a new mobile vaccine unit that will be stopping throughout the area in May and June.  There’s no charge.

Construction workers will begin blasting near the freeway exit 168 in Jerome tomorrow.  That means motorists will not be able to the ramp from 5 to 8 pm.

Next Friday, the Sawtooth national recreation district said firewood permits will go on sale.  Permits are $6-25 a cord with a 4 cord minimum and 10 max per household.

SPORTS

The Mountain West has eliminated its intra-conference transfer rules, becoming the latest Division I league to decide to it would solely be governed by NCAA rules.  The NCAA Board of Directors ratified new transfer rules earlier this week that will allow all athletes to transfer one time during their careers without sitting out a season of competition.

The great Basin District Tournament starts today and on the schedule today first for High school baseball Game 1 places Burley in Jerome at 4 and Wood River in Minico at 5.  One game in the Canyon Conference tournament where Wendell will travel to Declo with game time at 4:30.

For the girls softball games, Great Basin District Tournament, Game one finds Minico at Canyon Ridge at 4.  Burley in Jerome at 4.  One other game schedule is Rimrock at Glenns Ferry at 4:30.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 11 to 16 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 73. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44. East wind 5 to 8 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Thursday Night:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy.

 

Saturday:  A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy.

 

Sunday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Monday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.