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Idaho State Museum in Boise

Idaho State Museum to host Winter Wonder Village events in Boise

BY: - November 24, 2022

The Idaho State Museum, a division of the Idaho State Historical Society located in Boise, is hosting the public over three nights to explore Winter Wonder Village and participate in special programming, including festive crafts, music and activities. Attendees can also view illuminated historic houses located in Pioneer Village. The events also include a special […]

Idaho Capitol Christmas tree

Idaho Capitol tree lighting ceremony set for Monday in Boise

BY: - November 23, 2022

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and first lady Teresa Little will begin the winter holiday season with the Idaho Capitol Christmas tree lighting ceremony Monday evening in Boise.  Festivities are open to the public and start at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building with a performance from the 25th Army […]

transmission lines

As utilities spend billions on transmission, support builds for independent monitoring

BY: - November 22, 2022

An aging electric grid, fossil fuel power plant retirements and a massive renewable electricity buildout are all contributing to a boom in transmission and distribution wire projects by electric utilities across the country.  In 2020, investor-owned electric utilities spent $25 billion on transmission, up from $23.7 billion in 2019, figures that the Edison Electric Institute, […]

Canyon County boat safety

Canyon County Sheriff’s Office plans upcoming boat safety courses

BY: - November 17, 2022

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division is offering two free upcoming boating safety courses for those who want to be prepared and earn their boater education safety card before warm weather arrives in 2023.  One-day courses are scheduled for  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 at the Canyon […]

Idaho Access Project President Dianna Willis hiking with her service dog, Teegan

New nonprofit seeks to build relationships at all levels of government for an accessible Idaho

BY: - November 15, 2022

It all started because they couldn’t safely access their own neighborhoods. Now, the volunteers who make up the Idaho Access Project are taking on projects large and small to ensure Idahoans of all abilities can access the Gem State’s ample parks and recreation opportunities, accessible housing, its strong economy – and even the ballot box. […]

A new Chevrolet Bolt EVU sits on the sales lot

Amid a major federal investment in electric cars, it’s time for states to step up, advocates say

BY: - November 15, 2022

For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem.  Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions, couldn’t happen until the infrastructure to allow drivers to recharge wherever they were heading was in place. And those charging stations weren’t coming until more drivers switched to plug-in electric […]

Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Department of Labor partners with county for Cascade Community Job Fair

BY: - November 3, 2022

Jobs in government, law enforcement, education, health care, hospitality, retail, recreation and more will be available at a community job fair in Cascade on Nov. 9, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. The Community Engagement and Career Event will take place between 2-6 p.m. at the Valley County Emergency Operations […]

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Holds News Conference Following Federal Open Market Committee Meeting

The Fed raises interest rates again, signals more coming despite pressure to slow the pace

BY: - November 2, 2022

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that in its continuing efforts to tamp down inflation, it would raise interest rates yet again by another three-quarters of a point to a target range of 3.75 to 4%. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said during a press conference following the announcement that the “historically fast pace” of […]

COMMENTARY
man refuels at a gas station

The myth of U.S. energy independence

BY: - November 1, 2022

Politicians talk about energy independence and the current pain at the pump. But what they and most Americans don’t understand is the U.S. is not energy independent and has not been so since 1953. It has been 69 years since the U.S. has produced enough petroleum to meet the daily domestic demand of now 18.684 […]

Shell gas station pump

In attempt to curb gas prices, Biden will release oil from emergency reserve

BY: - October 19, 2022

President Joe Biden will authorize the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the nation’s reserves on Wednesday, part of an effort to lower gas prices as polling shows concerns over inflation are likely to hurt Democrats in congressional elections next month. The release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a four-site complex of deep […]

Boise Idaho Old Penitentiary

Have photos of Boise’s Old Penitentiary? They’re needed for this Idaho State Historical Society project.

BY: - October 17, 2022

The Old Penitentiary, the historic Idaho prison in Boise, is launching a crowdsourcing initiative to collect photographs from the public that depict the prison’s history and can help play a role in a multi-year project, according to a press release from the Idaho State Historical Society.  Items of interest include images taken at the penitentiary […]

COMMENTARY
Power County Idaho wind farm

The benefits of wind power are clear in Wyoming. A similar Idaho project deserves a fair shake.

BY: - October 10, 2022

As a rancher with cattle on private and public lands in southeast Wyoming, I’d like to caution those in the Magic Valley who may be listening to the loudest and often misinformed voices who are opposed to the Lava Ridge wind project. Energy options, including wind, have greatly benefited where I live and work, in […]