Idaho summer job fair set for Saturday in Meridian

BY: - May 9, 2023

The Idaho Department of Labor urges teens and young adults to attend a summer job fair Saturday that will include employers from Boise and Meridian. The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane in Meridian. […]

Boise River dangerous conditions

Emergency responders warn people to stay away from Boise River, amid snowmelt

BY: - May 2, 2023

With the Boise River running high and fast, the Boise Fire Department issued a dangerous river condition notice on Friday, urging people to keep themselves and their pets away from the river. The notice was issued in conjunction with the city of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Boise Police Department, Ada County Parks and […]

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity partners with company to build playhouse for local kids

BY: - May 1, 2023

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Weyerhaeuser, a building materials company, to build and deliver a children’s playhouse to a local family, according to an April 18 press release.  The Playhouse Program is a volunteer opportunity that gives people a creative and hands-on day of building playhouses that are then donated to local […]

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 awards from press club contest

BY: - May 1, 2023

The Idaho Capital Sun took home 13 awards from the Best of 2022 Idaho Press Club Awards at the annual celebration on Saturday at the Boise Centre, including seven first-place finishes and senior investigative reporter Audrey Dutton’s second-place finish in the Reporter of the Year award. Reporter Mia Maldonado, who joined the staff in March, […]

past due medical bill

Credit bureau CEOs face tough questions at Senate hearing; Democrats push to remove medical debt

BY: - April 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators grilled the executives of three major credit reporting bureaus Thursday on whether their practices are transparent and fair to consumers, with Democrats frequently pressing the CEOs to remove medical debt from the reports.   Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, said all […]

Shell gas station pump

Here’s where gas prices are headed (for now) and why

BY: - April 27, 2023

Higher temperatures. Higher gas prices.  Drivers across the country have seen that seasonal adjustment play out in recent weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.64 on April 26, up 21 cents over the previous month, according to AAA. That’s close to Idaho’s average of $3.70 per gallon, although the price […]

University of Idaho College of Natural Resources alumni Denny Dawes and nursery director Andrew Nelson

75 sites in Idaho will give away 20,000 free seedlings to celebrate Arbor Day. Here’s how to get yours.

BY: - April 26, 2023

To celebrate Arbor Day, the Idaho Forest Products Commission will give away 20,000 Idaho-native tree seedlings on Friday that were grown at University of Idaho’s Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery, according to a UI press release. Treasure Valley residents are also invited to attend an Arbor Day celebration Friday at the Idaho State Museum. The […]

Morel Mushrooms in the forest

Hoping to go hunting for morel mushrooms in central Idaho this year? Here’s what to know.

BY: - April 20, 2023

As the area continues to recover from the 2022 Moose Fire, Salmon-Challis National Forest officials are anticipating an increased number of recreationists looking for morel mushrooms, which often fruit prolifically in the years after an area has experienced wildfire. Forest officials are expecting commercial and personal use mushroom pickers alike to scour the area of […]

TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone

One state already has voted to ban TikTok. For Congress, it’s going to be much tougher.

BY: - April 19, 2023

As TikTok has mushroomed to more than 150 million monthly U.S. users, so have warnings among state legislators and members of Congress about its potential danger as a tool of the Chinese government. Dozens of states and the federal government this year banned public employees from downloading the popular app on their government devices. But […]

Senior businesswoman using laptop for team meeting video conference

Long COVID is hurting business; workplace accommodations could help

BY: - April 18, 2023

Three years after the start of the pandemic, millions of working-age people still suffer from long COVID-19 and some lawmakers and advocates, including people with long COVID, say not enough is being done to protect their well-being and ensure they can continue to be employed. Proposed federal legislation, better workplace accommodations, and more federal funding […]

Tomatoes grow in a field at Peaceful Belly Farm in Caldwell, Idaho

USDA sets new deadline for Idaho farmers and ranchers to complete 2022 agricultural census

BY: - April 17, 2023

Farmers and ranchers in Idaho still have time to be counted in the 2022 Census of Agriculture, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Although the original deadline for the agricultural census passed on Feb. 6, the statistics service will continue to accept completed census questionnaires throughout […]

Tax filing services, tax law assistance available to Idahoans across the state

BY: - April 14, 2023

At least two organizations are offering help for Idahoans who may need to file their taxes last-minute and those who need an extension or have tax-law questions. The Idaho State Tax Commission announced in a press release Wednesday that it will offer curbside tax filing for last-minute tax filers in the Boise area.  Boise tax […]