Idaho may soon become 50th state to legalize industrial hemp
Both chambers of the Idaho Legislature passed a bill that would legalize the production, processing, research and transportation of industrial hemp statewide. The Idaho Senate passed the bill in a 30-5 vote on Wednesday. Until now, Idaho has been the lone holdout in the United States that did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana. […]
ACHD announces intent to hire bicycle, pedestrian program coordinator
The Ada County Highway District announced it will add a bicyclist and pedestrian program coordinator to its team to better meet the needs of residents who walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation. The coordinator will play a large role in existing and future projects and will advise the highway district on best […]
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposes mortgage servicing changes to prevent wave of COVID-19 foreclosures
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a set of rule changes Monday intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency federal foreclosure protections expire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, millions of families nationwide have suffered the loss of income and nearly 3 million homeowners are behind on their mortgages. The […]
Federal, state and tribal partners confront violence against Native Americans
Various members of Idaho’s federal and state court systems met Thursday to hold a roundtable event with Idaho tribal partners to learn from each other about violence against Native Americans and what actions could be taken to reduce domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crime on Idaho’s reservations. The discussion is part […]
Idaho’s largest one-day vaccine clinic is next Thursday at Boise Airport
Idaho’s largest mass clinic for COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled for April 8 at the Boise Airport. The clinic was organized by Crush the Curve Idaho in partnership with the city of Boise, Boise Airport and Red Rock Pharmacy. Crush the Curve hosted a mass vaccination drive in Meridian in February, vaccinating more than 1,000 people. […]
Your Health Idaho is open through April with lower-priced health insurance
Idaho residents can sign up for health insurance through the Your Health Idaho exchange until April 30. The special enrollment window gives Idahoans a chance to enroll in health plans that have heavily discounted premiums. “For the first time ever, tax credits, which act like an instant discount, may be available for those who were […]
Want to help Idaho seniors? Dept. of Insurance seeks Medicare program volunteers.
The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Program in Idaho is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens better understand Medicare. The program, through the state’s Department of Insurance, helps train and certify Medicare counselors who provide assistance to Idahoans seeking Medicare coverage. The program can also help Idahoans update their Medicare plans with easy to understand […]
It’s your turn for the COVID-19 vaccine in Idaho. Here’s what to know.
It’s the most closely watched vaccine rollout in Idaho memory. The first tiny vials of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in a small shipment in mid-December. Since then, more than 33% of Idaho adults have received at least one shot, according to federal data. And among the most vulnerable age group — 65 and older — […]