Update

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Update on 11/25/19: The House Judiciary Committee passed this bill last week 18-12. Co-sponsors hope it receives a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives soon.

 

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, including Idaho representative Mike Simpson, introduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on Wednesday that would make it easier for farmworkers to gain legal status.

 


Rachel Cohen/Boise State Public Radio

Updated post 9/23/19

 

Following public hearings throughout the summer, the Blaine County Commissioners have filed a complaint against the Flying Heart Ranch Owners’ Association in the county court.

 


The Sheep Fire has burned more than 110,000 acres
Idaho National Laboratory

Update 07/26/19 9:15 a.m.: The fire, which burned 113,000 acres and was 60% contained on Thursday morning, is expected to be fully contained by Friday evening, according to the INL.

Idaho National Laboratory

Update 07/26/19 9:15 a.m.: The fire, which burned 113,000 acres and was 60% contained on Thursday morning, is expected to be fully contained by Friday evening, according to the INL.

 

Update 07/24/19 1:50 p.m.: As of Wednesday morning, the Sheep Fire has burned 110,000 acres. Non-essential employees were told not to come into work Wednesday until further notice. The INL says this is the biggest fire in the lower-48 states so far this year.

 

 

Valley County

Update: May 10, 2019 - Valley County commissioners decided to scrap a proposed waterways ordinance that would have bumped the no-wake zone from 300 to 1,000 feet on area lakes. The McCall Star-News reports that commissioners decided not to vote on the proposed ordinance at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, instead choosing to start fresh on drafting a waterways ordinance to better regulate motorized boat use in the region.