Ukrainian immigrant Dmytro Haiman, pictured in Dickinson, N.D.,

Residents of Midwest, Mountain West see biggest pay bumps

BY: - October 31, 2023

Residents of some Midwestern and Mountain states gained the most income per capita during the past four years, a Stateline analysis shows, as competition for workers drove up wages in relatively affordable places to live. With the COVID-19 pandemic now in the nation’s rearview mirror, Stateline’s analysis offers a more complete understanding of how some […]

Boise National Forest

Permits are now available for cutting down Christmas trees in Idaho’s national forests

BY: - October 31, 2023

Christmas tree permits are now available at local U.S. Forest Service offices and online through the end of the year. Residents can pay $5 per permit to cut down up to three trees. Those seeking a tree are encouraged to cut down trees at least 200 feet away from roads, waterways, campgrounds and recreation sites, […]

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Avista will have smaller rate increases, can’t use customer money for lawsuit under settlement

BY: - October 30, 2023

Avista won’t be able to charge customers to pay for its political and lobbying activities and will have to decrease its proposed 2024 rate increase under a settlement agreement approved Thursday by the Oregon Public Utility Commission. The commission’s order follows a tentative August settlement between Avista and climate groups including the Sierra Club, Climate […]

Soldiers lining up for the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade

Public invited to participate in ‘Wall of Honor’ at Idaho museum for Veterans Day

BY: - October 28, 2023

The public is invited to submit remembrances and view a new “Wall of Honor” exhibit in Idaho’s Wood River Valley to celebrate the service of military members on Veterans Day. The Wood River Museum of History and Culture is hosting the exhibit from Nov. 8-22 at 580 Fourth St. E. in Ketchum to recognize U.S. […]

Downtown Boise

Idahoans can share feedback on tourism with the state until Nov. 5

BY: - October 27, 2023

The state of Idaho’s tourism office launched what it calls its first residential sentiment survey to gauge public opinion on how tourism impacts local communities, according to a press release from Visit Idaho. To take the survey, click here. Idahoans have until Nov. 5 to share their feedback, and the final results are expected to […]

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Idaho Power customers urge utilities commission to reject proposal to change solar credit system

BY: - October 24, 2023

At a Tuesday hearing at the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, dozens of Idaho Power customers and climate advocates laid out concerns about a proposal that would change the way the company credits solar customers.  In May, Idaho Power submitted a proposal with the commission to decrease the amount it credits customers who sell their rooftop […]

A sign shows the words "now hiring"

Job fair for Idaho veterans to be held Friday at Boise State

BY: - October 24, 2023

Idaho employers specifically looking for veterans to fill their open positions are encouraging vets to attend a job fair on Friday in Boise, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor. Held in partnership with the Idaho Department of Labor, Boise State University and the Idaho Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, the job […]

‘It’s our roots’: Idaho Commission on the Arts project highlights Mexican diaspora

BY: - October 24, 2023

Para leer esta historia en español, haga clic aquí. Long-forgotten Idaho Latino music is about to see the light of day. While looking through old files, Steven Hatcher, a folklorist at the Idaho Commission on the Arts, discovered an album titled, “Soy Americano” which dated back to 1982 that included music from Mexican artists across southern Idaho.  Noting […]

Boise resident Anna Gorin and some friends summited Alpine Peak,

Boise hiker has climbed over 160 mountain peaks in Idaho so far — with more to come!

BY: - October 19, 2023

Anna Gorin has Idaho Mountain Fever.   A Boise photographer in her young 30s, she pursues big hikes in the Idaho mountains, bagging peaks at a blistering pace. She might climb three mountain peaks in a week, or even a day. She’s scaled 53 mountain peaks so far in 2023, and in 2020, she notched more […]

Nearly 20 years later, Boise garden program continues bridging gap for Idaho refugees

BY: - October 13, 2023

Safiya Abdi came to Idaho when she was 19 as a refugee of the Somali civil war in 2005. She had lived most of her life in a refugee camp in Kenya, where she started working from a young age to help support her single mother. Like many Idaho refugees, Abdi found full-time work when […]

Idaho National Laboratory job fair at ISU

Idaho National Laboratory to host bilingual job recruiting event in Caldwell

BY: - October 11, 2023

Para leer esta historia en español, haga clic aquí. The Idaho National Laboratory is hosting a bilingual recruiting event Saturday in a partnership with the College of Idaho, PODER of Idaho and Idaho Central Credit Union, according to a press release. Recruiters at the event, “INL Sin Límites,” will provide information in Spanish and English about […]

Nez Perce drum group "Lightning Creek"

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrating 1,000 cultures within the United States

BY: - October 9, 2023

Monday, Oct. 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, replacing Columbus Day in many places. In 2019, Gov. Brad Little issued a proclamation celebrating the day in Idaho. But what is it and why should anyone care? Indigenous Peoples’ Day began as a movement in 1992 to honor the more than 1,000 Indigenous cultures within the United […]