BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Smoke and bad air quality as a result of wildfires has delayed some construction work in Ada County. KBOI-TV reports county highway officials say they've stopped a chip sealing operation once air quality dropped into the "Unhealthy for Everyone" category. The work will resume once the air quality improves.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Idaho and Washington State University will be working to map where severe wildfires are likely to occur in the Northwest thanks to a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Spokesman-Review reports that the four-year grant will help researchers model where fires will burn the hottest and cause the most destruction in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State says allegations by Sam Ukwuachu's girlfriend that he assaulted her when they were students there were never reported to school officials and accusations of physical violence against women were not a reason for his dismissal. Ukwuachu was convicted of sexual assault last week in Texas where he had transferred to Baylor in 2013. During Ukwuachu's trial, his former girlfriend from Boise State testified he choked and hit her.
SEATTLE (AP) — Rand Paul brings his Western campaign tour to Idaho tomorrow. Paul is scheduled to hold a rally at the Boise State Student Union at 11:30 a.m. and another event at the Nampa Civic Center at 2:45 p.m. that day. On Friday, he is expected in Idaho Falls.