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Idaho veterans with disabilities can now apply online for property tax relief

BY: - March 3, 2023

Through a new online option, some Idaho veterans with disabilities are eligible to have their property tax bill reduced by as much as $1,500 on their Idaho residence and up to one acre of land, according to a press release from the Idaho State Tax Commission. With an email address, veterans can apply for the […]

Payette National Forest prescribed burn

Prescribed burn projects for Idaho’s Payette National Forest to start in March

BY: - March 1, 2023

Payette National Forest officials plan to begin multiple prescribed fires this spring and early summer to reduce fuels in the forest that can lead to large wildfires, according to U.S. Forest Service press release. Prescribed burns are planned between March and July in several of the forest’s ranger districts. “These prescribed fires reduce surface fuels, […]

Canyon County boat safety

Canyon County offering free boating safety course on March 4

BY: - February 28, 2023

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division will offer a free boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release. Sgt. Jason Roberts will teach the one-day introductory course at the Canyon County Marine Office, 12974 Iowa Ave. in Nampa. Attendees will learn general information about boats, safety […]

Voters cast their ballots at Timberline High School

13,000 voters removed from Ada County rolls as part of state-mandated update to voting records

BY: - February 28, 2023

More than 13,000 voters have been removed from the Ada County voter rolls as part of a statewide update of voting records, according to an Ada County Elections Office press release. State law mandates the cancellation of inactive voter records to ensure the Idaho Statewide Voter Registration System is up-to-date and accurate, the press release […]

Ada County voting booths

Early voting now available for Kuna School District bond election in Ada, Canyon counties

BY: - February 27, 2023

Early voting will be available in Ada and Canyon counties for the March 14 election beginning today at the Canyon County Elections Office in Caldwell, Kuna City Hall and the Ada County Elections Office in Boise, according the elections offices of Ada and Canyon counties. Early voting is available during the weekdays from 8 a.m. […]

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Bill introduced to bring back firing squad as execution method in Idaho

BY: - February 22, 2023

The Idaho House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bill Wednesday to bring back the firing squad as a legal form of execution in Idaho. Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, will sponsor the bill. Skaug is the chairman of the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee, where the bill will get a public hearing. The bill comes […]

Voters cast ballots at Whittier Elementary

Idaho House introduces bill to ban ranked choice voting

BY: - February 21, 2023

This story was first published on the Idaho Reports blog on Feb. 21, 2023. The House State Affairs Committee introduced a bill on Tuesday to prohibit the use of ranked choice voting and instant runoff voting in Idaho. Rep. Dale Hawkins, R-Fernwood, brought the bill, saying its purpose is to preserve a fair and transparent […]

Ada County voting

3 voting bills pass Idaho State Affairs Committee

BY: - February 20, 2023

The Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee moved three voting bills forward on Monday, all supported by Secretary of State Phil McGrane. The most noteworthy, Senate Bill 1078, would add candidates to the state’s existing voting guide. Currently, the state only provides a pamphlet including information on referendums, initiatives and ballot questions, not candidates. The bill would add […]

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Idaho House passes nonbinding measure calling for formal ‘Greater Idaho’ talks

BY: - February 15, 2023

With a wink and a smirk the Idaho House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a nonbinding memorial calling for formal talks between the Idaho and Oregon legislatures to discuss moving some rural Oregon counties out of their state and into Idaho.  The proposal is rooted in the so-called Greater Idaho movement, which seeks to include […]

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Bill introduced limiting Idaho governor’s powers on disaster orders

BY: - February 15, 2023

This story was originally published on the Idaho Reports blog on Feb. 15, 2023. The Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee introduced a bill Wednesday similar to those introduced in the past that would limit the governor’s ability to extend a state of disaster emergency order. Sen. Phil Hart, R-Kellogg, brought the bill, saying it would […]

Idaho Gov. Brad Little gives a speech

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announces Bruneau in Owyhee County as next ‘Capital for a Day’

BY: - February 15, 2023

In an effort to connect Idahoans with state government, Gov. Brad Little’s next “Capital for a Day” event will be held in Bruneau in southwestern Idaho’s Owyhee County. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the American Legion Post #83, located at 32536 Belle Ave., according to a governor’s office […]

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Need to get your hearing checked? Free screenings offered at Idaho State University-Meridian

BY: - February 13, 2023

Idahoans can get their hearing checked for free at an upcoming Idaho State University-Meridian event. The free screenings will be held from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the university’s Speech and Language Clinic, 1311 E. Central Drive in Meridian. No appointment is necessary, and clinicians will see adults, teens and children as young as 3 years old, […]