Property tax and spending increases in Boise budget proposal

Mayor Lauren McLean says it reflects “record-high” demand for city services. A public hearing is set for July 20. BOISE, Idaho — Editor’s note: The video posted above is a story from March 2021, in which Boise Mayor Lauren McLean talks about one year of COVID-19 in Boise, and lessons learned. It does not discuss … Read more

What we know about Eagle Police Chief, two former sheriff’s office employees up for Ada Co. Sheriff

Ada County Commissioners will select from three potential Sheriff candidates next week after a round of public interviews. On Thursday, the Ada County Republican Committee put forward three candidates to lead the law enforcement agency and management of the Ada County Jail. The candidates are: Mike Chilton, a former Sheriff’s Office employee, and coroner candidate … Read more

Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher announces kidney cancer diagnosis

BOISE (Idaho Capital Sun) — Rep. Russ Fulcher, who represents Idaho’s First Congressional District, announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he has renal cancer, which affects the kidneys. “No one likes to hear the ‘C’ word, especially when having a discussion with their physician, but as many of you have previously experienced … sometimes … Read more

Biden cancels $500 million in student debt for victims of for-profit school fraud

(CNN) — The Department of Education is canceling $500 million in student loan debt for 18,000 former ITT Tech students defrauded by the now defunct for-profit college, another step the Biden administration is taking to address a backlog of more than 100,000 forgiveness claims left over from the Trump administration. ITT Tech, which shut down … Read more

Idaho officials pay $2.6M for wrongful convictions of 2 men

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials have approved payments of $1.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit.  Republican Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected members of the Idaho Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved the payments to Charles Fain and Christopher Tapp.  Tapp … Read more

Joe Borton runs for reelection to Meridian City Council

View all of our election coverage Joe Borton has served on Meridian City Council since 2005 and says he is “excited to continue to work.” Borton has announced he is running to hold seat number two on city council. Borton told BoiseDev if he’s reelected, his three leading focuses will be staying fiscally conservative, being … Read more

Apple informed former White House counsel Don McGahn and wife that their records were sought by DOJ in 2018

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018, while McGahn was still the top lawyer representing the presidency, according to a person familiar. The New York Times first reported McGahn’s situation on Sunday. The … Read more

Fact check: Breaking down Mitch McConnell’s spin on the John Lewis voting rights bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday where he stands on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a Democratic bill that aims to prevent states from implementing racially discriminatory voting laws. McConnell’s response, in which he expressed opposition to the bill, omitted a bunch of key context, got at least one fact wrong, … Read more

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