Boise Mayor

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean just released her first 100-day report, but the coronavirus pandemic has left the plans for her next 100 days in office uncertain.

Boise State Public Radio

Starting Wednesday, Boise will require that people stay six feet apart at any indoor or outdoor venue, business or event in the city. It’s the latest move by the city to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Lauren McLean is set to become the next mayor of Boise after soundly beating incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter by 31% of the vote. He'll leave the post after 16 years in Boise's top job. We analyze the results with Jasper LiCalzi of the College of Idaho, along with reporters Madelyn Beck of the Mountain West News Bureau and Heath Druzin of Boise State Public Radio. 

Courtesy Lauren McLean

Fresh from her victory in a runoff election which makes her Boise's first woman to be elected mayor, Lauren McLean visited with Morning Edition host George Prentice Wednesday morning. 

Courtesy Dave Bieter/ Courtesy Lauren McLean

With hours to go before Boise's first mayoral runoff election in decades, candidates Dave Bieter and Lauren McLean visited with Morning Edition host George Prentice. Each candidate talked about what he/she learned from the results of November's general election, their levels of optimism for the runoff and what might keep them up at night in anticipation of Tuesday's big vote.

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Tuesday December 3, Boise will have a runoff election for the office of mayor between incumbent candidate Dave Bieter and current City Council President Lauren McLean. Meanwhile, Caldwell is having a runoff for a city council seat between John McGee and Evangeline Beechler.

Ethan Webber / Boise State Public Radio

This week the Reporter Roundtable talks about the upcoming mayoral races in Boise and Meridian, fighter jet altitude limits, farmers and the trade war and more. Listen to reporters Bill Manny with Idaho Public Television, Scott McIntosh with the Idaho Statesman and Madelyn Beck with the Mountain West News Bureau recap the biggest headlines of the week on Idaho Matters.

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Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

It's campaign disclosure time. For the Boise City mayoral race, all the candidates have reported what they've raised so far. Boise State Public Radio reporter James Dawson takes a look at the stories behind the numbers.

Andrew Fisher / Boise State Public Radio

Six candidates running for mayor of Boise were recorded at a forum presented by the City Club of Boise and the League of Women Voters at Boise's library at Hillcrest.

The forum from Thursday, October 10th covered a wide range of topics including transit, homelessness, the potential F-35 mission at Gowen Field, affordable housing, and local option taxes.

Kelley Minars

Local elections are less than a month away and competition is heating up. With three front runners up for the Boise mayor seat, a runoff could happen, which would be the first runoff in the race’s history.


Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

 Seven people are running for the City of Boise’s top job. The crowded field of mayoral candidates means there's a chance no one will get a majority of votes November 5. If that happens, a historic runoff election will be prompted. We talk with a political pundit from the College of Idaho about the chances for a runoff, and why it should matter to voters.


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter focused more on his record than new ideas in Wednesday’s state of the city address.

Brent Coles makes headlines in the mayoral race, vaping leading to a pneumonia-like illness, Greyhound Bus leaves downtown Boise...these stories and more on the Reporter Roundtable today on Idaho Matters.

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  Ammon Bundy buys a gun, there's a new — but familiar — name in the Boise Mayoral race, a new voter ballot initiative kicks off, plus delicious fruits from Canyon County...those are just some of the topics on the reporter roundtable today on Idaho Matters.



Join us for your weekly dose of all-things-Idaho news! From mayors to Medicaid Expansion, the roundtable will cover it all. Guests are Don Day with BoiseDev.comKevin Richert with Idaho Ed News and James Dawson with Boise State Public Radio.

Lauren McLean

City Council President Lauren McLean is challenging Boise’s longest serving mayor – who handpicked her to serve in 2011.

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May 1, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Efforts in Idaho . . . Boise Mayor Dave Bieter . . . Greenbelt Recovery . . . Boise Rock School Rocks!