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Caribou-Targhee National Forest fuels reduction

Caribou-Targhee National Forest continues fuels reduction project in Alpine area

BY: - June 6, 2022

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest resumed fuel reduction work on June 3 to reduce the risk of wildfire adjacent to private lands in the Rees and Aspen Ridge subdivisions, according to a press release. Work began last summer but was not completed due to a busy wildfire season with fire management resources assisting in suppression activities […]

The Idaho Supreme Court Building

Idaho Supreme Court sets hearing date for Texas-style abortion law challenge

BY: - June 2, 2022

The Idaho Supreme Court has set a date of Aug. 3 to hear oral arguments in the case filed by Planned Parenthood challenging the Texas-style abortion law passed by the Idaho Legislature in March. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. at the Supreme Court building, and all attorneys of record must inform the court […]

Downtown Boise from the Boise Depot

U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Idaho’s urban areas continue to grow

BY: - June 1, 2022

According to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, three Idaho cities were among the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the country between July 2020 and July 2021 — Meridian, Caldwell and Nampa. By contrast, Boise itself grew by just .68% between July 2020 and July 2021, an increase of 1,625 people. The […]

Margaret Solle Salazar speaking at a podium

Federal agency announces Idaho will be part of new push to build more affordable housing

BY: - June 1, 2022

The regional branch of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development agency that includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington announced a new effort to boost the housing supply across all four states through a national initiative called Our Way Home, according to a press release. HUD will host roundtable discussions and listening sessions in the coming […]

voters cast ballots in the Idaho 2022 primary election

Idaho Secretary of State: Preliminary election audit results show low margin of error

BY: - May 26, 2022

The results of a hand count of randomly selected ballots from the May 17 primary election in three Idaho counties showed little to no margin of error in the reported vote count, according to a press release from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. It is the first post-election audit since the passage of Senate Bill […]

Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy

Rep. Troy to take government relations post at University of Idaho

BY: - May 26, 2022

Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, has accepted a position lobbying for the University of Idaho and will appoint a substitute legislator to finish the remainder of her final term in office, which expires at the end of the year. Troy was named special assistant to the president for state and government relations, University of Idaho […]

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

New Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office opens in Kamiah  

BY: - May 26, 2022

Construction on a new supervisor’s office for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is complete, U.S. Forest Service officials said in a news release. The new $9 million, 15,000 square-foot Forest Service office was built with timber from the region. The office, which was designed to highlight what makes the surrounding forests unique, will house 80 […]

Salmon-Challis National Forest

Salmon-Challis National Forest ranger districts plan open houses

BY: - May 26, 2022

Three local ranger districts on the Salmon-Challis National Forest will hold open houses during the month of June to interact with the public and discuss issues such as wildfires and recreation opportunities, U.S. Forest Service officials said in a press release.  During each of the three open houses, members of the public will be able […]

Idaho’s first post-election audit takes place this week, following new law

BY: - May 25, 2022

Following the passage of Senate Bill 1274 during the legislative session earlier this year, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office announced the counties and precincts across Idaho that were randomly selected for the state’s first post-primary election audit, according to a press release. The audit is conducted to check that the equipment and procedures used […]

A McDonald's in Boise advertises it is hiring for $11 per hour.

Idaho unemployment breaks another record, drops to ‘historic low’ of 2.6%

BY: - May 20, 2022

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, down from March’s rate of 2.7%, the Idaho Department of Labor announced Friday. The Twin Falls metro area had the largest jump in non-agricultural employment last month, the department said, with a 1.4% increase. The Twin Falls area also had the largest year-over-year increase in employment: […]

Brad Little supporters hold yard signs

Win or lose, the clock is ticking to take down those Idaho primary election campaign signs

BY: - May 18, 2022

The Ada County Highway District in a press release reminded candidates and residents that political campaign signs must be removed from the public right-of-way within 48 hours after the May 17 primary election. The rule is part of ACHD’s temporary sign placement ordinance. For this election, that means signs should be removed from the right-of-way by […]

Idaho Capitol Building

19 Idaho Republican incumbent legislators were trailing or lost primary races 

BY: - May 18, 2022

Major changes are coming to the Idaho Legislature in 2023 as 19 incumbent Republican legislators either lost the primary election race Tuesday or were losing with about 80% precincts reporting. The 2022 elections are among the consequential elections in years in Idaho. All 105 seats in the Idaho Legislature are up for election this year. […]