The Car Park, a Boise company that manages parking at dozens of Boise locations, at the Friedman Airport in Blaine County, and in other states, has purchased the North Carolina parking company McLaurin Parking. McLaurin is a 70-year-old family-owned...
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Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department is considering the construction of overpasses that would provide wildlife a safe crossing over a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 near the state's...
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A number of rural Idaho school districts are struggling to lure licensed teachers into classrooms causing the districts to hire more unlicensed educators. The Twin Falls School District recently hired 20 unlicensed teachers this...
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Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building. The overall drop occurred even though...
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Under the weight of student loan debt, people are making career decisions that limit their mobility in the Idaho workforce. Idaho ranked 11th overall, and 3rd in the proportion of students with debt, in the WalletHub 2017 student on student debt, wrote...
Yesterday
The Museum of Idaho has received a $110,000 grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Inc. that will enable the facility to complete an expansion that will nearly double its size. The gift completed the museum’s capital campaign goal for a...
Yesterday
The Big Sky Conference will play its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in downtown Boise in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The tournaments will be staged simultaneously at the CenturyLink Area, starting the week of March 11-16, 2019. The tournament will...
Yesterday
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won't be able to produce electricity at competitive prices as part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon that has...
Yesterday
Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell In more than 150 years, just three women have served on the Idaho Supreme Court, and the three have some interesting insights into why that is, and what could change it. Current...
9/18/2017
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county's new jail to U.S. Immigration...
9/15/2017
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has hired St. Luke's Health System to help people choose a health plan on the online insurance exchange, even though the health care giant stands to financially benefit when customers...
9/15/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state's sparsely...
9/15/2017
Idaho is extending deadlines for state taxpayers who owe payments, but are affected by Hurricane Irma.  For those affected, payments that are due from Sept. 4 to Jan. 31 can be sent in by Jan. 31. The relief is for all Idaho tax types, including income...
9/15/2017
The American Association of University Women has released its annual 50-state rankings for the gender pay gap, and Idaho ranks 42nd among the states, with median annual earnings in 2016 at $45,305 for men and $34,403 for women. That’s an earnings ratio...
9/15/2017
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 10 years in August, dropping to 2.9 percent. That’s a tenth of a percentage point lower than July, and matches the state’s record low from June of 2007. It also was the sixth...
9/15/2017
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bart Davis as Idaho’s next U.S. attorney, in a unanimous-consent decision that came at the close of business in the Senate today. “He has been approved,” said Lindsay Nothern, spokesman for Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo. Crapo and...
9/14/2017