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Idaho cities brace for worsening drought conditions

Boise is feeling the effects of the drought. Most of Ada County is considered unusually dry, while the rest of the state experiences moderate drought. BOISE, Idaho – Drought conditions in Idaho continue to worsen as the weather warms. As conditions worsen in other parts of Idaho, the city of Boise is hoping the community […]

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Cities in eastern Idaho set record temperatures on Sunday and the heatwave is not over yet

POCATELLO – National Weather Services say eastern Idaho saw record high temperatures on Sunday and the heatwave is not over yet. Forecasters expect Monday through Wednesday to continue to have hot, dry weather after yesterday’s heatwave. Pocatello recorded 100 degrees, breaking a 76-year-old record of 95. Idaho Falls also recorded a record 95 degrees on […]

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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 […]

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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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Property tax law pushes Idaho towns to limit growth

According to preliminary property tax assessments, Canyon County residents will see an average 30% increase in their assessments. Growth has been one of the major issues facing Canyon and Ada counties. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling slammed the Idaho House of Representatives and slammed the governor during an emergency morning meeting Friday for […]

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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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Eastern Idaho Cities Listed As Worst COVID-19 Hotspots | coronavirus

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Majority of cities in Idaho and counties submit letters of intent to support public safety and pass savings on to property taxpayers

Boise, Idaho – Fifty-four cities and 28 counties have submitted letters of intent to participate in Gov. Brad Little’s plan that uses federal coronavirus relief funds to cover salaries for local public safety personnel and donates to cities and to counties the ability to pass savings on to property taxpayers. Interest in the plan has […]