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Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The dream world for Idaho’s ascendant far right is one where state lawmakers run a sovereign nation-state free of federal oversight. It would be a place where they can outlaw all abortions, dictate what is taught ...

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Wheat Commission building sprouts rental space (access required)

Artist's rendering of the new Idaho Wheat Commission Building at 821 State Street in downtown Boise. Image courtesy of the Idaho Wheat Commission.

Boise commercial real estate listings rarely get better than this: downtown retail and office space for lease, two blocks from the Capitol with an unobstructed view of the statehouse dome. The sweet spot is that there is parking. The catch is ...

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Federal Reserve Bank to sell Idaho bond holdings (access required)

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Now that financial markets have mostly recovered from the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, the Federal Reserve Bank announced on June 2 that it will now sell its stash of corporate bonds in timed increments through the rest of 2021. ...

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Oregon lawmaker faces expulsion for assault on state Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek wants to expel a Republican lawmaker who allowed violent protesters into the state Capitol in December. Fellow Republicans said Monday they want him out too. Video that emerged late Friday in ...

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Idaho’s higher education system deserves commendation (access required)

Now that Idaho’s public higher education spring 2021 commencement ceremonies are over, as Board president, I want to congratulate the administrators, faculty, and staff at each of Idaho’s colleges and universities, and draw attention to their remarkable accomplishments since March ...

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11th & Bannock Boise park to be named for Buckner-Webb (access required)

rendering of 11th and bannock park

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced on June 4 that the city’s newest park will be named in honor of political trailblazer and fifth-generation Idahoan Cherie Buckner-Webb. The park is located at 11th and Bannock and will be completed and dedicated ...

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Trade stakeholders tout success of virtual trade mission (access required)

Gov. Brad Little is touting early positive results from Idaho’s first virtual trade mission to Mexico made earlier this year. In a joint effort to promote international trade for Idaho businesses, Little and the Idaho Department of Agriculture and Idaho ...

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Anderson Ranch Dam expansion project takes next steps (access required)

Anderson Ranch Dam

Getting federal funding for a dam project isn’t usually viewed as a problem, unless that money needs to be spent before a project is ready to roll. This is what happened with the Anderson Ranch Dam expansion after Congress allocated ...

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Public survey asks, ‘What should we do with Expo Idaho?’ (access required)

The stands at the defunct Les Boise Race Track at Expo Idaho. Photo by Catie Clark.

Ada County wants to know what the public thinks about the fate of the Expo Idaho site. To do that, the county commissioners have posted a new survey on the splash page of the county’s website. The survey asks a ...

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