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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Lawyers representing several homeless people are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a request from the city of Boise to review the legality of its anti-camping ordinance.

Katherine Jones/ Idaho Statesman

This weekend, Boise police say a pickup truck collided with two passengers on a scooter, leaving one dead and one injured.

 


Rachel Cohen/Boise State Public Radio

In the College of Southern Idaho’s largest auditorium on Thursday, nine out of the 11 candidates running for city council in Twin Falls sat on stage, answering questions, not about the state of the city, but about "family values." Current mayor Shawn Barigar and candidate Michael Shaffer were not present.


Courtesy Wayne Richey

Wayne Richey is, perhaps, the most provocative candidate on the ballot in the race for who should be the mayor of Boise. Richey advocates for making Boise less attractive, so that fewer people move to the area. He blames new residents for driving up the cost of living.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Two Republican state lawmakers are working on a bill to set a minimum marriage age in Idaho after the House rejected a similar proposal from Democrats earlier this year.


Courtesy Rebecca Arnold

Rebecca Arnold is no stranger to the public eye. She's currently the president of the Ada County Highway District Commission and spent nearly a dozen years on the board of the Idaho Association of Highway Districts. But now, she has her eye on Boise City Hall.

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The Ada County Highway District Commission voted on the evening of Wednesday Oct. 23 to approve the 11th Street Bikeway Project in Boise.

 


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The number of traffic deaths in the U.S. has fallen for the second year in a row. 36,560 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018 in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

John Green

Idaho state Rep. John Green (R-Post Falls) could soon get his guns back as he awaits trial in Texas on a felony charge to defraud the United States.

Of the seven men and women running for Boise mayor this year, the most surprising candidate is Brent Coles. After serving as Boise Mayor from 1993-2003, Coles resigned from office. He was subsequently indicted on charges of fraud and misuse of public funds and sent to jail.

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Idaho currently bans the use of texting and driving, but Meridian’s City Council decision extends the restrictions for devices.


Rachel Cohen/Boise State Public Radio

Over the past year, the Blaine County School District has been at the center of controversies.

 


Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

Federal land agencies like the National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management aren't doing enough to keep employees safe, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

After Republicans blasted Boise State University’s diversity programs this past summer, state lawmakers from both parties squared off in a debate Tuesday night on the issue.


Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

The politics of guns on the national stage are changing. Fast. And when Democratic presidential hopefuls got together in Las Vegas earlier this month to discuss gun policy the shift was crystal clear.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A new report from Congress’s watchdog says employees overseeing public lands are facing hundreds of threats and assaults.

 

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Troy Oppie

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered federal excise taxes, also known as sin taxes, that alcoholic beverage makers pay on their finished product. That reduction was temporary and expires at the end of this year, meaning beverage makers in Idaho are preparing for higher tax bills. 

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An Ada County Commissioner, a CEO and a former superintendent will walk into a bar next week — no, this isn’t a setup for a cheesy bar joke. It’s a setup for a discussion about serious issues.


Troy Oppie / Boise State Public Radio

On October 6, in the shadow of the newest high speed chairlift at Bogus Basin, more than 1,000 kids pedaled their way up and down the morningstar run competing in the fifth annual interscholastic mountain biking state championships.


Frankie Barnhill/Boise State Public Radio

There are 11 candidates running for four seats on the Twin Falls City Council. Seven candidates did not report any campaign contributions by the first campaign finance reporting deadline this month. 

 

 


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

An independent, federal watchdog agency has found some states that have implemented work requirements for Medicaid recipients did not reveal the full costs to get those programs running.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a five-year report on the status of an abandoned mine near Triumph, an unincorporated town southeast of Ketchum, home to about 65 people.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Boise officials said Amber Pence, the city’s former chief lobbyist, didn’t violate any policies when she simultaneously kept her job and was hired on full time to Mayor Dave Bieter’s re-election campaign this summer.

Madelyn Beck / The Mountain West News Bureau

Drew Eggers stood at the edge of one of his stubble fields when he plucked a patch of mint left over from harvest.

“You can smell the spearmint,” he said, offering it up for a sniff.


Arapahoe Basin Ski Area / Boise State Public Radio

Ski and snowboard season is already here.

 

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