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Legislature determines tax status of federal COVID aid (access required)

Before needing to go on a COVID-required hiatus,  the Idaho Legislature passed a bill defining what COVID-19 relief is and is not taxable in Idaho. House Bill 251 was introduced by Rep. Dustin Manwaring of Pocatello. It started its crawl ...

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Idaho state tax deadline moved to May 17 to match feds (access required)

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When the Legislature recessed for two weeks, it left the possibility of an income tax filing extension hanging as unfinished business. Instead, the Idaho Tax Commission stepped up as a pinch-hitter on March 25 and extended the filing and payment deadline ...

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Idaho Falls starts new bicycling, hiking trail (access required)

Looking south along of the path of the Idaho Canal Trail just south of John Adams Parkway in Idaho Falls.

For more than 25 years, Idaho Falls has been building trails, pathways and bikeways throughout the city. Now it is going to add two-and-a-half miles more of walking and biking trail, along Idaho Canal, which winds through the residential neighborhoods ...

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A look at land use, lake use in Coeur d’Alene (access required)

Lake Coeur d'Alene shoreline at Tubbs Hill Park.

Third in a six-part series. Chris Filios is a Kootenai County Commissioner. He’s a Republican, a past member of the National Guard, an appraiser and realtor and an elected official on-record for avoiding foregone taxes. This is not the sort ...

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Ada County begins process of rewriting zoning codes (access required)

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Starting on March 17, Ada County Development Services began a series of meetings with other local governments and agencies in the county about the direction of its current rewrite of the zoning ordinances. It’s all part of a multi-year effort ...

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Idaho opens vaccines to all Idahoans 16+ starting April 5 (access required)

Starting April 5, Idaho will open up COVID-19 vaccination to all Idahoans 16 and older, regardless of medical condition or occupation, announced Gov. Brad Little. This represents moving forward Idaho’s currently published vaccination schedule that opened up all adult vaccination ...

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Legislature pursues new phosphate mining regulations (access required)

One year after the Legislature enacted a law to regulate new phosphate-mining residue piles, Idaho’s phosphate miners want to rewrite it. Before 2020, neither the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nor the State of Idaho had a regulation governing the creation ...

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Adler leases Darigold an udderly great warehouse (access required)

Artist's rendering of the completed industrial buildings currently under construction at the AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa.

Adler Industrial of Boise signed dairy producer Darigold as its tenant at the first building at its new AI Northside Industrial Park in Nampa at the beginning of March. Adler began phase 1 of developing the industrial park in July ...

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Idaho friendly to mining operations, executives say (access required)

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, shows the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho, where a company hopes to start mining again. A Canadian company that is seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the heavily-mined site in violation of environmental laws. British Columbia-based Midas Gold filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, against the U.S. Forest Service under the citizen enforcement provision of the Clean Water Act. (Riley Bunch//The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)photo of yellow pine pit mine

Idaho recently grabbed a spotlight in the mining industry after the Fraser Institute, Canada’s respected business think tank, ranked Idaho as the jurisdiction with the most attractive mining policies and environment for businesses. Seven mining executives were hosted by Mining ...

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