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Boise’s trail system might expand, and the Bureau of Land Management is looking for public input on the proposal.

The Boise Foothills Ridge to Rivers system might expand by almost 15 miles in different spots along existing trails. The BLM is looking for public input on the proposal, as some of trails would be on federal land.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

The so-called Medicaid Express bus is on a two-week tour of Idaho to promote a “Yes” vote on an initiative to expand Medicaid in the Gem State. 


The Boise City Council cleared the way for another residential development in the heart of the city. The building will be the third from a Los Angeles-based developer.

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The Idaho Land Board unanimously approved a spending bump for public schools Tuesday, Aug. 21. Education funding will increase by $1 million in the next school year.

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After years of courtroom battles, it’s official: farmers and ranchers won’t have to report emissions of animal waste.

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Beginning late next year, one of Idaho’s most iconic landscapes will be memorialized on the back of a U.S. quarter in November 2019. It will depict the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.


Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

The more than 500 students who attend Amity Elementary started the school year in a new, above ground building. That might not sound like a big deal, but Amity was known for its subterranean structure.


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Idaho officials are looking for ways to help 29 low-performing schools in the state. The focus is on helping those in need.

Ballet Idaho

Ballet Idaho’s holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker” could soon get a makeover with help from major donors and grants.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Fires across Idaho are burning and creating smoky conditions in some regions. But the smoke from Gem State fires is just one reason for the haze blanketing much of the state.


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Molly Messick / Boise State Public Radio

More and more of Idaho is beginning to dry up. Nearly a third of the state is now officially under drought conditions.

Manbee Mignerey / Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3

Wildfires across Idaho continue to burn through rough terrain that hasn’t seen flames in decades. One big blaze in eastern Idaho is uncontained and another in the west is growing.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

In today’s frenetic world, sometimes it’s hard to step back and just listen to what’s going on around you. From the beats of street noise to the hum of the natural world, it takes a certain kind of ear to hear music in everyday sounds.

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A second rabid bat has been found in Idaho this season, this time in Boise County. 

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Last summer, St. Luke’s Health System relocated a 100-foot-tall Sequoia tree from their campus in downtown Boise. This summer, they’re moving several historic houses.

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