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‘Lean factual meat’: Federal judge throws out lawsuit saying Idaho violated 2022 encampment protesters’ rights

A federal judge resoundingly smacked down a legal challenge from a group of protesters who set up camp on a piece of state property...

Legislature to consider bill that would limit how long cities can lease land or buildings

Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, put forth a new bill Tuesday he called "taxpayer defense." The legislation would limit the duration of a lease a city...

Boise replies to Jara’s complaint, claim issues stem in part from his ‘own negligence, fault or legal responsibility’

The City of Boise has filed a response to a lawsuit filed by former Office of Police Accountability Director Jesus Jara late last year,...

City of Boise settles whistleblower case related to gun sales from BPD office

The City of Boise settled a second whistleblower lawsuit with a Boise Police officer dating back to the tenure of Mayor Dave Bieter.  On Monday,...

Bill introduced to withhold sales tax revenue from cities refusing to enforce any felonies, not just abortion

A Nampa legislator is widening the scope of proposed legislation to punish cities and counties that decide to stop enforcing felonies in Idaho.  On Monday,...

Data: Concern about Idaho’s future rises. Rent, property tax, grocery tax and education on Idahoans’ minds

Concerns about property tax, education, growth, and the future direction topped an annual survey of 1,000 Idahoans put together by the School of Public...

Trailhead’s Rastegar to replace the late Kloc on auditorium district board

The Greater Boise Auditorium District chose Tiam Rastegar to fill the seat of Hy Kloc, who died late last year. Rastegar is also the chief...

Boise Mayor to start taking applications for Sánchez and Clegg’s seats

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is preparing to fill two empty seats on Boise City Council. The vacancies are for former council member Lisa Sánchez, who...

BPD probe starts dust-up between investigating firm and lawyer for Jesus Jara and Tom Fleming

The lead investigator and the attorney for two former city employees are at odds over their potential participation in the ongoing probe into racism...

Bill that could withhold sales tax revenue from Boise over abortion resolution heads to House floor

A bill that could hit Boise’s bottom line over its stance on abortion is moving ahead at the Statehouse.  On Wednesday, the House State Affairs...

City says Sánchez no longer a council member after move

Lisa Sánchez is no longer a member of the Boise City Council. The former council member was informed of the action Friday in a meeting...

‘Uncharted territory’: Sánchez’s future on city council unclear after announcement new home isn’t in council district

Boise City Council is set for another seismic shakeup.  On Tuesday night, council members gaveled in 20 minutes late. They informed the audience city council...

McLean appoints interim director of Office of Police Accountability

Boise’s Office of Police Accountability has a leader once again, at least on a temporary basis.  On Tuesday, Mayor Lauren McLean announced the appointment of...

Woodings, Cooper nominated to CCDC board

The Capital City Development Corp. board of commissioners will add two new members, returning to a nine-member panel, if approved by the Boise City...

Boise attorney said Jara was ‘beyond authority’ in watching random videos & live dispatch, causing city to cut access before grievance

A City of Boise attorney wrote a memo in mid-November that raised questions about the Office of Police Accountability's use of police activity and...