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NOAA forecasts busy Atlantic hurricane season, with at least 3 major storms

BY: - May 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be the seventh in a row with an above-normal number of storms, according to a forecast the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Tuesday.  NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad said the agency expects there will be between 14 and 21 named storms, with six to 10 […]

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As inflation grows, the adjustable-rate mortgage makes a comeback in Idaho

BY: - May 23, 2022

A home loan made famous by the 1980s era of double-digit interest rates — then made infamous by the mid-2000s mortgage crisis — is making a comeback in Idaho. The Federal Reserve, the country’s central banking system, is raising interest rates. As a result, mortgage lenders such as Zions Bank report more homebuyers are opting […]

A McDonald's in Boise advertises it is hiring for $11 per hour.

Idaho unemployment breaks another record, drops to ‘historic low’ of 2.6%

BY: - May 20, 2022

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, down from March’s rate of 2.7%, the Idaho Department of Labor announced Friday. The Twin Falls metro area had the largest jump in non-agricultural employment last month, the department said, with a 1.4% increase. The Twin Falls area also had the largest year-over-year increase in employment: […]

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Under fire from Congress, FDA chief says baby formula shortage will improve soon

BY: - May 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Robert Califf told Congress Thursday that the infant formula shortage will likely begin to improve in the coming days, though he declined to explain to unhappy lawmakers why his agency didn’t act sooner on a whistleblower report that detailed safety issues at an Abbott Laboratories facility in Michigan. […]

Minidoka National Historic Site

As Minidoka lands on most endangered historic places list, we must continue to tell its story

BY: - May 17, 2022

The late Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta arrived at the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, barracks where he and his family were incarcerated during World War II and had his baseball bat confiscated. Baseball for Mineta, like many young Japanese-Americans unconstitutionally incarcerated during the war, was a lifeline. On the dusty, makeshift ball fields of the camps, Mineta […]

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Are you an Idaho teen in need of a job? There’s a job fair this weekend for that.

BY: - May 17, 2022

The Idaho Department of Labor will hold a special job fair for teens and young adults at Wahooz in Meridian on Saturday, according to a press release. The job fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz, located at 1385 S. Blue Martin Lane. Employers from […]

Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

Public invited to attend Memorial Day ceremony at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise

BY: - May 15, 2022

Idahoans are encouraged to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. The Idaho Division of Veterans Services said in a press release that the hour-long event begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the cemetery, which is co-located with Dry Creek Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road. The […]

Esto Perpetua Awards

Esto Perpetua honorees to be celebrated for their commitment to preserving Idaho’s heritage

BY: - May 12, 2022

Nine individuals and two organizations will be recognized by the Idaho State Historical Society for their commitment to preserving and promoting Idaho’s history and heritage, according to a press release. The Esto Perpetua award, which gets its name from the state’s motto, has been given to more than 100 organizations and people throughout the state […]

Beth Norton

Idaho legislative attaché launching new statewide comedy competition this month

BY: - May 10, 2022

Known for long debates, divisive rhetoric and the occasional unconstitutional bill being signed into law, the Idaho Legislature really isn’t very funny. But legislative attaché Beth Norton is an experienced stand up comic who is launching a new competition called Idaho’s Best Comedian Competition. The competition runs May 19 through May 21 at the Visual […]

Door to the Office of the Attorney General at the Idaho State Capitol building on March 23, 2021.

Idahoans to receive $843,000 in TurboTax settlement, attorney general says

BY: - May 4, 2022

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the state will receive $843,000 from the owner of TurboTax, Intuit, for deceiving consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free, according to a press release. Intuit will pay $141 million in restitution after agreeing to a settlement with all 50 states and the District of […]

Portrait of Idaho Capital Sun staff in Boise on March 23, 2021. L-R: Clark Corbin, Christina Lords, Kelcie Moseley-Morris, Audrey Dutton (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Capital Sun takes home 13 honors at Idaho Press Club awards, including Dutton’s win for reporter of the year

BY: - May 1, 2022

The Idaho Capital Sun received 13 awards, including four first place awards and the honor of Reporter of the Year for Audrey Dutton’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the Idaho Press Club banquet held Saturday night at the Boise Centre. Dutton, who was also named reporter of the year in 2013, received eight awards […]

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Democratic leaders in Congress want more power for regulators over high gasoline prices

BY: - April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Democratic leaders in Congress critical of soaring gasoline prices say they will push legislation to allow the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to go after oil companies that engage in price gouging in times of crisis.  “Big oil has profited in this (and) has exploited the market,” House Speaker Nancy […]