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5G comes one step closer to Boise

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While nobody has announced 5G mobile networks in Idaho yet, Ada County has taken a step that could bring them closer, by making it easier for mobile network providers to install the transmitters they need. The ordinance, which was passed by ...

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Board that oversees Idaho education makes budget request

The Idaho office that provides support staff to the State Board of Education in overseeing the state’s $2.3 billion education system from kindergarten through the doctoral level is requesting lawmakers approve a budget of about $16.5 million. State Board of ...

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Secretary of State enhances voting cybersecurity (access required)

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In an effort to improve voting security, the Secretary of State’s office recently conducted a cybersecurity simulation with Idaho voting officials statewide and is hiring a cybersecurity staffer. The training was paid for through a $3.2 million windfall the department unexpectedly ...

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Gov. Little: Climate change is real, must be reversed

Idaho’s collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The 64-year-old Republican sworn into office ...

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Legislative committee cuts Little’s budget figure (access required)

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Citing concerns about a possible recession, the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee (EORAC) voted along party lines on lower budget numbers than those proposed by Gov. Brad Little, meaning the budget he proposed will need to be cut by ...

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Idaho officials want to cap hundreds of artesian wells

Lawmakers have advanced legislation to help state officials cap what are thought to be hundreds of artesian wells across southern Idaho in a plan that could help irrigators and a federally protected snail. The Senate Resources and Environment Committee on ...

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Kuna updates comp plan, asks for comments (access required)

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Kuna has released a draft copy of its comprehensive plan update, available for public comment through Jan. 25. “There is a strong focus on economic development and a healthy community that includes open space, parks, pathways, recreation and entertainment opportunities,” ...

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