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Judge dismissed unemployment benefits lawsuit against Gov. Little, IDOL

An Ada County District judge dismissed a lawsuit against Governor Brad Little and the Director of the Idaho Department of Labor for terminating additional...

Idaho to lose tens of millions in emergency rental aid, but Boise set to get more

Idaho is likely to lose tens of millions in federal emergency rental assistance because it has spent so little of the money it’s received...

Boise council candidates in district 3 talk growth, fire response

The four Boise City Council candidates for District 3 gathered in Magnolia Park on Wednesday evening to make their case to Northwest Boise.  In front...

You Asked: What do Boise City Council candidates think of mask & vaccination mandates?

COVID-19 and how local governments should address the spread of the disease remains a hot political topic. Currently, the City of Boise has a...

Meet the candidates for Meridian City Council as you prepare to vote

It’s almost time for local elections in the Treasure Valley.  On November 2, voters will head to the polls in Meridan to cast their ballots...

Ten candidates for Boise council seats talk housing, climate, and vision during forum

Ten of the Boise City Council candidates hoping to land a spot on the dais next year made their case to the City Club...

After questions, Sánchez repays more than $200 in personal expenses charged to campaign

City Council President Pro Tem Lisa Sánchez repaid several reelection campaign expenditures after she charged roughly $200 in personal expenses to her campaign fund.  Sánchez...

Boise City Council divided on licensing short-term rentals

The possibility of licensing short-term rentals didn’t get a rousing welcome at Boise City Hall Tuesday night.  In a work session, city staff presented the...

Meridian City Council Candidates discuss growth & property taxes

Monday evening a lively crowd gathered in the Meridian City Hall Council Chambers to hear from Meridian City Council hopefuls ahead of the November...

Housing, growth and the sewer: Candidates discuss approaches to Boise City Council seat 5

Despite the drizzling rain outside, dozens of voters filled the pews on Friday night at Discovery Church on the Boise Bench to hear from...

Military veteran Jones running for West Boise City Council seat

A conservative candidate hopes to win the open seat on the Boise City Council this November.  David Jones is running against Luci Willits and Laura...

Interfaith Sanctuary application moves forward with new layer of approval

Interfaith Sanctuary had to complete a few more steps before its proposal for a new shelter could come before Boise City Council for a...

McLean taps new Directors of Community Partnerships & Communication

Mayor Lauren McLean is bringing on two new key staff members in the mayor’s office.  Next month, longtime Treasure Valley journalist Justin Corr will take...

Meridian mayor and council draft letter regarding county redistricting

Meridian Mayor Robert Simison and the Meridian City Council are sending a letter to Senators Bart Davis and Dan Schmidt with suggestions regarding legislative...

Groups file 2023 ballot petition, hope Boise will add new protections for open space

A familiar group of Boiseans is hoping for another ballot initiative, but not until the 2023 election.  On Tuesday, Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, activists from...