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Rolling back Idaho’s energy code requirements could impact some federal loans on new homes

A proposal to dramatically scale back Idaho's energy code could impact a small portion of home sales backed with loans from the federal government.  The...

Deep Dive: Leaking sewage lagoon in McCall prompts questions on algae blooms. But water managers say it isn’t the cause

For more than a decade, the McCall water storage facility off of Deinhard Ln. has been leaking. Treated effluent is making its way into the...

EPA and DEQ dismiss water quality complaint against Avimor

A water quality complaint filed against Avimor by a former Eagle mayoral candidate has been closed by both the federal and state government with...

Idaho building officials could make major cutbacks to energy code regulations

The State of Idaho’s board overseeing building codes is set to consider removing all regulations in the energy code except those governing “life safety”...

City of Boise officials say EPA advisory on so-called ‘forever chemicals’ won’t impact work to start water recycling program

The City of Boise says a new advisory from the Environmental Protection Agency won't impact its work to get a new water recycling program...

Deep Dive: How many people can the Treasure Valley’s water supply support? It’s complicated.

As more and more people move to the Treasure Valley and climate change drives summer temperatures higher, water is top of mind.  Is there enough...

Update: Toxins present in Lake Cascade, but no health advisory yet

Update: Idaho DEQ received the test results of water samples in Lake Cascade and the department says toxins are present. However, the levels don’t...

EPA fines Avimor after missing inspections, work encroaching on stream buffer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined foothills planned community Avimor roughly $5,000 last month over a handful of environmental violations found during a January...

Deep Dive: Even with recent rain, farmers, canal cos. & homeowners brace for short irrigation season during drought

It's hard to raise grass-fed lamb without a green pasture for the flock to graze on.  For roughly half the year, Janie Burns moves her...

Suez, Boise spar over water renewal plan with groundwater levels & contamination potential key issues

Ada County’s largest drinking water provider says it is skeptical of the City of Boise’s hopes for using recycled wastewater to recharge the region’s...

You asked: Where will Avimor get its water from?

Police, fire, and emergency medical services aren't the only essentials a developer needs to sort out when building a subdivision in the Boise foothills.  Avimor,...

Micron boosting Idaho Power solar energy project

A Boise-based tech giant is adding to Idaho's renewable energy arsenal. This week, Idaho Power and semi-conductor manufacturer Micron Technology announced the construction of...

You Asked: About Facebook Kuna’s power, water, tax incentives, employees, roads — and urban renewal

Facebook’s parent company Meta announced this week it’s bringing a new data center to town and with it came a slew of questions.  Two years...

Trident puts forth legislation aimed at revamping how Dept. of Lands considers land swaps after failed McCall proposal

A lobbyist for Trident Holdings pitched a piece of legislation that would make changes to how the Idaho Dept. of Lands would evaluate land...

Deep Dive: Legislation could end Treasure Valley emissions testing. Officials see pros, cons

If you dread heading to the emissions testing station to get your vehicle checked, you might be in luck by next summer.  A new bill...