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Years-long fight over 5th St., 6th St. boils over again in contentious meeting: ‘inappropriate,’ bamboozling,’ ‘inconsistencies’

A years-long disagreement over 5th St. and 6th St. in Downtown Boise boiled over again Wednesday night. Last week, during a joint meeting of the...

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee resigns at McLean’s request

The City of Boise announced after the close of business Friday that Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee is resigning his post at the request...

Homebuilder group ordered to pay fine, disclose political contributions after Secretary of State investigation

A court ordered a political action committee funded by Ada County homebuilders to disclose its donors and pay a fine after an investigation by...

Ada County to use ARPA to fund mental health counseling, support for first-time parents, but not some other programs

Ada County moved ahead on four programs to help boost low-income residents or those dealing with mental health issues using American Rescue Plan Act...

Early results from Boise short-term rental ordinance points to low compliance

In the first month and a half after Boise passed its new ordinance requiring short-term rentals to be licensed, less than 100 property owners...

Boise, firefighter union unable to reach contract deal, head to mediation

The City of Boise and its fire union ended months of negotiations over a new contract without a deal. Now, the two sides will...

Far from services, Meta/Facebook gives cash to Kuna to soften impact of property tax legislation

A new water treatment plant isn’t the only investment Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is making in the city of Kuna with its...

‘Public safety-oriented’: Meridian budget gets green light

Meridian set its budget last night with dozens of new staff and investments in public safety and housing.  The 2023 budget was approved in a...

Former mayor Bieter resigns from CCDC board

Former Boise Mayor Dave Bieter is no longer a public figure. Bieter resigned his commission on the board of the Capital City Development Corp. yesterday....

Deep Dive: Home property taxes rise fast. Commercial taxes, not so much. A look at how assessment methods impact valuations

Property taxes for homeowners skyrockted in recent years - dominating headlines in Idaho and discussions at the Legislature every winter, but homes are only...

Boise Ethics Committee dismisses complaint about Holli Woodings’ service in legislature

The City of Boise’s Ethics Commission dismissed an ethics complaint raising questions about city council members serving as substitutes in the Idaho Legislature brought...

‘For our employees’: 2023 Ada County budget adds 65 new positions, millions in raises for employees

Ada County budget writers put employees at the top of their mind while crafting the new annual budget.  This week, Ada County Commissioners unanimously approved...

As Meridian moves to council districts, city considers flipping two council districts

Meridian City Council held its first hearing on an ordinance to switch city council seats 1 and 2. Starting in 2023, Meridian City Council members...

UPDATE: US Senate passes CHIPS+ act, which could benefit Micron, with bipartisan support – Risch & Crapo vote no

The United States Senate broke a stalemate and passed legislation that could bring significant tax breaks to Boise-based Micron Technology to expand computer chip...

City of Boise hopes to boost ranks of childcare workers with cash grants

Boise is getting ready to put money in the pockets of childcare workers.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council unanimously approved a program to spend $3...