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Third challenge filed over Idaho’s new redistricting plan

BY: - December 1, 2021

An eastern Idaho man filed a challenge against Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan on Wednesday with the Idaho Supreme Court, bringing the total number of redistricting challenges to three. Chubbuck resident Spencer Stucki is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to throw out the legislative map Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission voted unanimously to approve Nov. 10.  […]

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Build Back Better: What’s in it for Idaho?

BY: - December 1, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act, a massive piece of legislation that includes funding for many social programs and clean energy, on Nov. 19. It awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, where it is unclear how the bill might be amended or cut in order to win over a […]

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Meridian mayor says new redistricting map is an improvement over current boundaries

BY: - November 30, 2021

The new legislative districts map that Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission created and approved represents an improvement over how Meridian is currently divided, Mayor Robert Simison said.  In September, before redistricting commissioners approved the new map, Simison told commissioners he believes the city’s population justifies having two legislative districts located centrally to Meridian.  He thinks the […]

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Ada County launches challenge to Idaho’s new redistricting plan

BY: - November 18, 2021

Ada County is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to toss out Idaho’s new legislative redistricting map and put redistricting commissioners back to work creating new political boundaries.  On Wednesday, Ada County filed a petition with the Idaho Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the newly approved legislative map called L03. The challenge was signed by […]

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States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis

BY: - November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties that excelled at distributing emergency federal aid to renters struggling during the pandemic may soon be rewarded — with yet more cash. Their new funding would be drawn from sluggish states and localities that didn’t move as swiftly to help people facing eviction and homelessness, who were targeted for […]

Here’s how to share your thoughts on housing with Boise city officials

BY: - November 15, 2021

Following two discussions on housing in October, the city of Boise announced three more in-person and virtual listening sessions in November and December to ensure all Boise residents have an opportunity to speak, according to a press release. The conversations will involve housing affordability issues and the opportunity for city staff to share the outcomes […]

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Political candidate challenges Idaho’s new redistricting legislative map

BY: - November 12, 2021

It didn’t take long for a political candidate to launch the first challenge to Idaho’s new redistricting plan. In fact, the challenge may have come a little too quickly. Branden Durst, a former Democratic state senator turned Republican superintendent of public instruction candidate, filed a legal challenge Wednesday asking the Idaho Supreme Court to declare […]

Idaho redistricting commission re-approves same congressional, legislative maps

BY: - November 10, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission wrapped up its business on Wednesday at the Idaho State Capital by re-doing votes to approve new legislative and congressional district maps and then approving the state’s final redistricting plan.  Commissioners approved the same maps as they originally did on Friday without making any changes to legislative map L03 or congressional […]

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Idaho redistricting commission to re-do votes on legislative, congressional maps

BY: - November 9, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission is expected on Wednesday to call for a do-over on its vote to approve legislative and congressional maps to ensure the commission did not unintentionally break Idaho’s open meetings law.  Commissioners will re-do their votes out of an abundance of caution because the agenda for Friday’s meeting, when commissioners originally voted […]

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University of Idaho College of Law starts law clinic to help with eviction cases

BY: - November 8, 2021

The University of Idaho College of Law has started a Housing Law Clinic in partnership with local nonprofit Jesse Tree to help landlords and tenants with legal, social and financial support to prevent evictions across the Treasure Valley, according to a press release. Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit focused on homelessness prevention, has worked with […]

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Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission approves new legislative, congressional maps

BY: - November 5, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission approved a new congressional map and a new legislative map Friday afternoon at the Idaho Statehouse, wrapping up a significant chunk of the group’s work ahead of the Nov. 30 deadline.  Commissioners voted unanimously, 6-0, to approve the new legislative map, which is titled L03. Commissioners then voted 4-2 to approve […]

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Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission proposes new legislative map

BY: - October 29, 2021

Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission proposed a new map of state legislative districts late Thursday afternoon, representing a potential breakthrough for the group working to redraw political boundaries.  The new map, titled L02, is available under the “maps” tab of the redistricting commission’s website. The map splits eight of Idaho’s 44 counties and has a population […]