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Marcia Franklin interviews author Tayari Jones

Idaho Public Television’s ‘Dialogue’ returns with interviews from Sun Valley Writers’ Conference

BY: - December 1, 2021

Conversations From the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference on “Dialogue” is back with six new interviews from the acclaimed event. The Idaho Capitol Sun spoke to producer and host Marcia Franklin and the conference’s associate director Carrie Lightner about the upcoming event airing on Idaho Public Television. “I’m enthusiastic about our lineup of guests,” says Franklin, […]

How could the infrastructure bill affect Idaho? It’s more than roads and bridges

BY: - November 22, 2021

There are many details to iron out about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed by President Joe Biden on Nov. 15, but mayors in Idaho cities large and small already have plenty of ideas for how the funds could improve their communities. The $1.2 trillion bill was supported by 19 Republicans in […]

Got winter items to donate? Boise nonprofit CATCH wants to hear from you

BY: - November 22, 2021

A local nonprofit that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Treasure Valley is seeking winter clothes and accessories to give to people in the community, according to a press release. Charitable Assistance to Communities Homeless, or CATCH, said in a news release that it’s asking for donations of: warm hats scarves and gloves […]

‘The blessings of the season’: Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree goes up next week

BY: - November 19, 2021

Idahoans can begin visiting the Idaho State Capitol’s Christmas tree and Capitol Christmas decorations starting the week of Nov. 22, according to a press release from Gov. Brad Little’s office. This year’s tree is donated by David, Lisa, and Delaney Beale of Boise. The tree will be cut down from their yard at about 9 […]

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Looking for a new gig? More than 50 companies will be at the Idaho Job and Career Fair

BY: - November 12, 2021

Idahoans looking for a new career path are invited to meet with over 50 companies immediately hiring for full- and part-time employees at the Idaho Job and Career Fair, according to a press release from IBL events. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 16 the Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road […]

Gary Canary stands in front of Valor Pointe

‘I’m home’: Valor Pointe serves as housing-first model for Idaho’s homeless veterans

BY: - November 11, 2021

Two years, four months and three days. Gary Canary’s eyes light up as bright as his smartphone’s blue screen, held proudly aloft with an outstretched hand. An app tracks his progress. It’s how much time has passed since June 17, 2019. It’s how long Canary has been clean. It wasn’t, isn’t, easy, he said. Alcohol […]

Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events throughout November

BY: - November 10, 2021

The Idaho State Museum will hold in-person and virtual events throughout November to recognize and honor the contributions of the state’s Native Americans for National Native American Heritage Month, according to a press release. History Happy Hour from 6-6:30 p.m. Nov. 10: History Happy Hour is a free virtual program through Zoom. Each month, the museum […]

Passengers prepare to board an Amtrak train.

White House touts clean energy, transit, rail projects in sprawling infrastructure bill

BY: and - November 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal officials on Tuesday offered details about how money from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill would be spent, emphasizing the pending law’s potential to add clean energy capacity. Department of Transportation officials highlighted the $1.2 trillion bill’s record funding for public transit like buses and subways, as well as for Amtrak. They […]

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Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports, White House says

BY: - November 9, 2021

The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Georgia, a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports and other […]

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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 […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House sends $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature

BY: and - November 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill and took a major step toward passage of a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill late Friday, following months of wrangling between Democrats’ progressive and moderate wings. The votes marked a milestone in the marathon negotiations among members of the House […]

President Joe Biden at the Boise Airport

What’s in — and out — of Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending and climate bill

BY: and - October 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s sprawling social spending and climate package has been slimmed down into a still-massive $1.75 trillion plan that he and top congressional Democrats are attempting to wrestle through after months of negotiations. Snipped from that proposal are a number of key priorities for Democrats, including an attempt to create the first […]