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Local News and Weather 7/1/24


Monday 070124



A new, permanent summer grocery program will help nearly 21 million kids across 37 states get enough to eat this year.  But 13 states including Idaho have opted out of the federal program, citing their opposition to cover administrative costs.  Under the new $2.5 billion program eligible low-income households will receive a total of $120 per child.



The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather outlook this week, predicting increased fire danger in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho due to a strong ridge of high pressure. The critical fire-weather conditions start today.



The Idaho Democratic Party is holding a Day of Action for Idaho Libraries today.  The Idaho Democratic Party is showing support for librarians across the state as House Bill 710 takes effect.  The Bill requires Idaho libraries to put books that have been deemed inappropriate into an adult's only section, requiring libraries to create the new sections without funding to do so.



Nearly three weeks after the catastrophic failure of the main highway connecting Wyoming to southeast Idaho, drivers are once again using the thoroughfare.  A massive landslide on June 8 knocked out State Highway 22 that runs through the Teton Pass, which connects Jackson, Wyoming, with Idaho.  The event forced drivers to take a detour of 85 miles.



The U.S. Department of the Interior announced that Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a total of $41.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes for 2024. Those payments help offset the costs of maintaining essential services in areas with tax-exempt federal lands.  Elmore County received the most funding, with $3.2 million for 1.4 million acres.



A Bannock County Sheriff’s deputy has been put on leave after being charged with felonies for sexual battery on a minor. 26-year-old Trevor Aaron Ranere is facing two counts of sexual battery on a minor.



The Rexburg home belonging to Chad Daybell is up for sale for an asking price of $350,000.  Chad’s daughter and her family have lived in the house since their father’s arrest. Chad’s attorney, John Prior, became the owner of the property in 2021.



WEATHER


Today:  Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West northwest wind 12 to 17 mph becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 55. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 52. Breezy.

 

Independence Day:  Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night:  Clear, with a low around 55.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night:  Clear, with a low around 59.

 

Saturday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

 

Sunday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

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