Anglers in Idaho will not be allowed to keep any steelhead trout starting August 18, but catch-and-release will be permitted. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said the decision announced August 15 is intended to allow enough steelhead to make it to...
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Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low. The Commerce Department said August 16 that housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual...
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Boise’s next urban renewal district could include the proposed downtown baseball/soccer stadium; the ramshackle Lusk Street area sandwiched between Capitol Boulevard and Ann Morrison Park; the corridor between River Road and the Boise River; and the area...
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United Airlines will experiment this winter with nonstop service between Chicago and Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey. Chicago will be the seventh nonstop city for the Sun Valley area, along with San Francisco, Denver and Portland, Salt Lake City,...
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By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday moved forward with a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy timberland and agricultural land that the state uses to...
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A suspect in more than a half-dozen bank robberies in Idaho and Utah has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport where authorities say he was trying to board a flight bound for Belgium. Federal prosecutors said Josue Daniel Alfaro was...
Yesterday
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $955,000 to 14 health centers in Idaho. According to the agency, the federal funding will help improve the quality of health care. It will also be used to boost the effectiveness of...
Yesterday
Gov. Butch Otter is back and presiding over the state Land Board meeting this morning. He’s gotten lots of welcome-backs and questions about how he’s doing. His response to one of the well-wishers: “Good – slow, but mobile.” Otter was working from home...
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For six years, The Bridge Townhomes was a pending project, first on State Street in Boise and then, for the past three years, on a .9-acre lot that has remained vacant in Garden City’s Waterfront District. In recent months, a new investment partner has...
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Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell Three of the four members of Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation have spoken out strongly against the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, condemning racism and white supremacy...
Yesterday
Idaho state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra announced today that she’s hired Dan Goicoechea as her new deputy for governmental affairs; Goicoechea is currently chief deputy to Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, a position he also held for the two...
Yesterday
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is back in the office this week, after working from home for two and a half weeks while he recovered from two back surgeries and a subsequent infection. Otter’s scheduled to preside over the state Land Board and Board of Examiners...
8/14/2017
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch this afternoon issued a statement condemning the “hateful acts of racism” in Charlottesville over the weekend. Sen. Mike Crapo and 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson issued statements yesterday; 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador's office...
8/14/2017
There’s been lots of speculation about how many visitors Idaho will see for next week’s total solar eclipse, so AirBnB’s figures are of interest. The home-sharing marketplace reports that the eclipse will be the biggest date ever for AirBnB rentals in...
8/14/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Predator-killing cyanide traps such as one that sickened a boy in Idaho and killed his dog should be banned, environmental groups told the federal government Thursday. The Center for Biological...
8/14/2017
The depths of summer used to be such a slow news time that a week off wouldn’t yield a ton of missed news – but not this year. Here’s a catchup on some of the news from the past week while I was off: NEO-NAZI VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIGILS IN...
8/14/2017
Among the candidacy and statement of campaign treasurer filings at the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is an oddity: Three fairly obscure candidates who have filed to run for governor, all as Republicans, all listing the same campaign treasurer, Britne...
8/4/2017
I thought I was onto a little scoop when I spotted the filing in the Secretary of State’s office recently showing former state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, apparently running for the Senate in District 2 – which is Sen. Steve Vick’s district. But...
8/4/2017