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Short-term rentals have become a popular alternative to hotels and have created side hustle income for homeowners, in some cases helping folks cover their mortgage. But some critics say these kind of rentals are compounding affordable housing problems. The City of Boise is looking at creating rules on short-term rentals. The group Boise Regional Realtors is pushing back on this idea. 

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Idaho Statesman reporter Kate Talerico recently uncovered the ways in which Airbnb is squeezing the rental market in the Treasure Valley. Talerico joins Idaho Matters on Thursday with local renter Brittany O'Meara to parse out the ways the online homestay industry is creating havoc for renters.

On The Thursday, May 9, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 8, 2019

  • Idaho ranks second in the nation for child drownings.
  • Protecting yourself and kids from measles outbreak.
  • AirBnb is squeezing Boise's rental market.
  • Robert Hayashi will discuss the Asian civil rights movement for Boise's Fettuccine Forum.

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An online startup out of Idaho has launched a new service pitched as Airbnb for hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts.


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If you’re renting out a room in your house or a camping spot in your backyard, you have to pay taxes on that.


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The Consumer Technology Association has put out an Innovation Scorecard for the last three years. The rankings are based on a mix of qualitative and quantitative factors.

Director of Policy Communications Izzy Santa says the point is to encourage some friendly competition among states, and give policy makers some ideas to improve their standing.