Idaho cities

These Idaho Cities Had the Fastest U.S. Growth Rate Between 2019-2020

About 70.5% of Idaho’s people lived in cities in 2020, up from 61.2% in 1980, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. BOISE, Idaho – Idaho continues to grow statewide, with the fastest growing population in the country between 2019-2020. Much of this growth, however, has occurred in urban areas of Idaho. About 70.5% of […]

Idaho cities

More ditch mask warrants from Idaho cities after new CDC guidelines

Cities in Idaho that had mask warrants have started repealing them since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most indoor environments or exterior. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean got rid of the city’s mask mandate and assembly limit on Friday and a […]

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Can cities and counties in Idaho legally declare themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”?

There are more than a dozen Second Amendment sanctuary cities in Idaho, but an Oregon county statement begs the question of whether state law can replace federal law. BOISE, Idaho – “Second Amendment Sanctuary City” is a term that has been more relevant in Idaho in recent years, especially as several cities in Idaho have […]

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Cities in Idaho will not be allowed to enforce COVID mask mandate

The Idaho House of Representatives resumed operations on Tuesday April 6, 2021 after a two-week suspension resulting from a COVID-19 outbreak. Yet many Republican lawmakers refuse to wear masks and want to make any mandate on masks illegal. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com Members of Idaho House on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban local governments […]

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Two Idaho Cities Top New York Times List of Worst COVID-19 Outbreaks | Local

Nicole Blanchard Statesman of Idaho BOISE – Two cities in Idaho topped the New York Times list for the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the past two weeks, showing dozens of people per 100,000 residents infected with the virus every day. According to the New York Times COVID-19 interactive dashboard, which tracks city-level deaths and case […]

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These Idaho towns require masks to be worn in public

Several cities in Idaho have signed public health mandates requiring masks to be worn indoors and outdoors. BOISE, Idaho – Editor’s Note: The video above covers exceptions to Boise’s mask mandate and when masks should be worn. Due to the recent increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Idaho, cities in the […]

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Boise residents sue Air Force for proposed training over Idaho towns

The complaint was brought by a group of Boise residents and an environmental organization. MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho – The U.S. Air Force faces legal action to stop proposed training exercises in nine cities in southern Idaho, court documents show. These towns include Boise, Mountain Home, Burley, Twin Falls, Grand View, Bruneau, Glenns Ferry, Hammett, and […]