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With a nudge, ITD considers leaving Boise campus, with redevelopment possible

The Idaho Transportation Department owns a choice piece of property in Boise. It sits on the banks of a pond filled by the Boise...

Treasure Valley local officials oppose bill to limit local government budgets

A group of Treasure Valley’s local government leaders from both parties are not pleased with a proposal making its way through the Idaho Legislature...

Council could change Boise’s animal code: hot cars, pet stores, exotic animals

Boise’s city code could soon see some changes to protect man’s best friend.  City Council Member TJ Thomson once again brought a proposal forward to...

House subcommittee turns down bill preventing regulation of rental fees

An Idaho House subcommittee sided with renters and their advocates on two pieces of legislation this week.  On Tuesday, a portion of the House Judiciary,...

Bill could revamp and delay city council elections by district in Boise, Meridian

City council elections for Boise, Meridian and Nampa wouldn’t be elected by districts until 2023 under a new bill making its way through the...

Bill to limit local government tax growth heads to Senate floor

A bill restricting local government budgets is heading to the Senate floor amid opposition from local officials in nearly every corner of the state.  On...

McLean hopes for more progress on affordable housing and climate in 2021

2020 wasn’t the first year in office for Mayor Lauren McLean anyone expected.  It began with a swearing-in ceremony heralded by Scottish pipes and drums...

McCall City Council votes to ban homes larger than 10,000 square feet

The City of McCall will no longer allow the construction of new super-sized homes, part of a new ordinance about general development standards. Within...

City of Boise will pay out $1.3 million settlement in camping ordinance lawsuit

A legal battle spanning more than a decade about the rights of those experiencing homelessness to sleep outside is over.  On Monday, the City of...

Special prosecutor says no violation in Labrador health board appointment meeting process

After investigating whether former U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador’s appointment to the Central District Health board violated open meeting law, special prosecutor Bryan Taylor “found...

Boise’s budget more solid than last year, but uncertainties remain

COVID-19 threw the City of Boise’s finances in a loop last year, but look a little bit more steady in the next fiscal year....

Idaho survey: Treasure Valley growing too fast, fewer say Idaho on right-track, Idahoans anxious/nervous

The vast majority of Treasure Valley residents say the area is growing too fast. That's one of the headlines from a new scientific...

After election, Ada Co. Commission will still move forward with new impact fees

Ada County will move forward with a plan to start collecting impact fees, even after a change in its political makeup. On Wednesday, the...

Report: Differences between Blueprint Boise and zoning code fuel conflict

Boise hasn’t updated it’s zoning code since the 1960s and, according to a new report, it shows.  This month, Denver-based consulting firm Clarion Associates released...

Special prosecutor to look into process of Labrador appointment to CDH, new candidates to be named

The Ada County Commission will again consider its appointment to the Central District Board of Health at a meeting Tuesday, and a special prosecutor...

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