Growth + Affordability

As cities, counties change zoning codes, let’s consider how ‘lovably nonconforming’...

I have a special place in my heart for a type of buildings that might best be called, "Lovably Nonconforming."  These are buildings that wonderfully...

We don’t review tax exemptions in Idaho. Could models in neighboring...

Editor’s note: This is Part II of an ongoing series examining the various aspects of Idaho’s tax exemptions and lack of a legislative review...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing...

WASHINGTON — The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure...

Labor Secretary says Biden’s child care plan will help Idaho economy

Idaho is at a turning point. The pandemic brought to a head the state’s child care crisis. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told...

There’s a cement shortage, too? Yes. And it halted road repairs...

Repairs to a section of Idaho Highway 13 near Grangeville have stalled because of a cement shortage related to a Canadian plant outage and...

‘A great move forward’: New transportation funds support Idaho Highway 16...

From the time he chaired then-Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s transportation task force in 2010, Gov. Brad Little has known Idaho is short hundreds of...

The cost to deliver a baby in Boise? 10 times more...

Margaret Ertter gave birth to her daughter, Mary, in March 1922. The bill was $92. Ertter delivered twin boys four years later. They were born...

Idaho’s circuit breaker changes will disproportionately affect low-income seniors

The average median income of an individual using Idaho’s circuit breaker program for property tax exemption was $17,635 in 2019, according to data from...

As affordability crisis worsens, let’s make sure women are included in...

The choice of staying in a home that isn’t safe or braving the streets is one that no one should have to make, but...

Preventing homelessness must remain priority for Idaho

As we all know, the Treasure Valley is experiencing a serious housing crisis right now. A focus on prevention will be key to keeping...

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