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Army Vet Mom Makes Bracelets From Old Uniforms To Support Military Families

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News

An army veteran is honoring the nation's armed forces by wearing her heart on her wrist. Elsa Zarate, a military mom and veteran, is making bracel...

Tripods: The Key to Low-Light Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Many photographers dread pulling out their tripod, because they're a bit on the heavy side and can be a hassle to carry around, especially when out in nature. However, using a tripod can make the difference between an amateur shot and an epic shot.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

CityLove: Tour Boise by Instagram

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Grant Stevens One thing I love about Boise, you can see this, in about an hour. Did I sell you? -- @dansventure, Dan Instagram remains ...

Prison Director Steps Down As Grandson Faces Murder Charges

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho's Department of Correction is taking a leave of absence as his grandson faces a murder charge in southern Idah...

CityLove Goes to Boise, Idaho

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Grant Stevens Looking for a place to love on Valentine's Day? The Community Outreach team has a suggestion for you: Boise, Idaho. Refre...

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

Pilot On United Airlines Flight Dies After Emergency Landing In Boise

AP | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have identified the United Airlines captain who died after suffering a mid-flight heart attack as 63-year-old Hen...

Freebie Fun In BOY-see

AP | TODD DVORAK | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel

Boise has long been dubbed the "City of Trees," a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city's high-desert climate and summers ...

Foster Care Agencies Are to be Commended for What They Do, Day In Day Out

Dominic Carter | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Dominic Carter

These are all professionals that are modest people. I call them unsung heroes. People who surely don't do it for the money, as they will never get rich doing what they do, but they are just as happy as the millionaires. In fact, one could make a case, they are happier.

America's Best French Fries

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

A disappointing french fry is hard to come by, but which eateries make the cut as America's finest potato-handlers?

Zoo Burglars Beat Monkey To Death

AP | KEITH RIDLER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho -- A break-in at Zoo Boise early Saturday left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck and police were analyzing...

PHOTOS: America's 10 Best River Towns

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

In order to rank the top river towns in America, the editors of Outside Magazine turned to locals, asking for them to vote for their towns and provide...

Rick Steve's Roadtrip: Boise Is Freakishly Friendly

Rick Steves | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

In the men's room, a religious flier, propped on the sink as if waiting for me, asks the important question: "Where will you spend eternity?"

Brian Bateman: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Activist

Jerry Nelson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Jerry Nelson

One singer/songwriter who has his feet planted in the musical world as well as the social change world is Brian Bateman of Boise, Idaho.

Privately Run Prison Remains Idaho's Most Violent Lockup

AP | By REBECCA BOONE | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho -- In the last four years, Idaho's largest privately run prison has faced federal lawsuits, widespread public scrutiny, increased state o...

Idaho Man Gets Life For Killing 8-Year-Old Boy

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

BOISE, Idaho — A man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son, then killing him and trying to cover ...

In Dance News: It's A Matter of Place

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

This has been an exciting week for three dance organizations -- and there is a common and unlikely thread that ties their accomplishments together: geography.

10 Americans Arrested In Haiti, Accused Of Child Trafficking

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and FRANK BAJAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti's prime minister said Monday it's clear to him that the 10 U.S. Baptists who tried to take 33 children out of his ...

Boise LIVE On Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Boise LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter who...

Soldier held in Afghanistan is 23-year-old Idahoan

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A soldier from Idaho who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan has been captured, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday, a day after he was seen in a Taliban video posted online.

The Defense Department released the name of Pfc. Bowe (pronounced BOH) R. Bergdahl, 23, who was serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment. The private was last seen walking away from his base near the border with Pakistan in an area known to be a Taliban stronghold.

Even before his name became public, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to The Associated Press that the man in that 28-minute video was the captured soldier. The video, in which Bergdahl said he was "scared I won't be able to go home," provided the first public glimpse of the missing American.

The Pentagon statement said Bergdahl's whereabouts became unknown on July 1 and his status was changed July 3 to missing-captured.

It wasn't clear who initially captured Bergdahl, but the U.S. command in Afghanistan said he was being held by the Taliban and condemned the video as a violation of international law.