Idaho officials working on hemp plan for federal approval

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials are working on a hemp plan to submit to federal officials this fall so that farmers can grow hemp next year.  State Department of Agriculture Deputy Director Chanel Tewalt tells the Capital Press that the state intends to submit its plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Sept. 1. … Read more

Boise State study: Housing for chronically homeless saves community $2.66 million

New Path Community Housing, Idaho’s first supportive permanent housing community for the chronically homeless, achieved $2.66 million in savings for the community over two years, according to a new report from Boise State University. The report comes amid discussions by the Ada County Commission to trim funding for the program. New Path Community Housing is … Read more

Idaho GOP survey: Most Republicans don’t want government to interfere with employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements

The survey also found critical race theory was the least important issue to Republicans in a list of current topics. BOISE, Idaho — In a survey conducted by the Idaho Republican Party, a majority of respondents said while they don’t support employer COVID-19 vaccination requirements, they also don’t want the government to decide if employers … Read more

Meet the 2 agents on California’s gubernatorial recall election ballot

California is on the cusp of a historic moment. The Golden State is preparing for its second-ever gubernatorial recall election in the state’s history, in which voters will decide whether or not Governor Gavin Newsom (D) should be recalled from office, and if so, who should replace him. 2003 was the only other year in … Read more

Bedke responds to Rep. Gidding’s accusation that ethics investigation is ‘dirty politics’

The Speaker of House said that Rep. Giddings is now using the ethics investigation into her conduct as a fundraising tactic. BOISE, Idaho — Two Republican candidates for Idaho lieutenant governor in 2022 are trading strongly-worded statements after an ethics investigation into one of them was announced earlier this week. On Tuesday, Representative Priscilla Giddings … Read more

Boise OKs budget: affordable housing, new employees & police officers – and a tax rate increase

The City of Boise is marching ahead with its new budget packed with dozens of new employees, investments in affordable housing, more police officers, and a tax increase.  Boise City Council held a public hearing on its fiscal year 2022 budget Tuesday night before the $662 million in expenses got the green light. This budget, … Read more

Idaho surplus nearly $900 million, largest in state history

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced Tuesday that the state ended its fiscal year with a record surplus of nearly $900 million. State revenue collections exceeded $5 billion for the first time, representing 24.2% growth over the previous fiscal year. It is the single largest annual increase in General Fund revenue. The two … Read more

Some Boise State students required to get COVID-19 vaccine

The university said the decision came from its clinical partners, not the university itself. BOISE, Idaho — Students in Boise State University’s radiology department will soon need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the university made it clear the vaccine requirement was not the school’s decision, but rather the medical providers it has partnerships with. … Read more

As acting governor, McGeachin asks if Idaho healthcare providers have federal incentive to require COVID-19 vaccines

McGeachin said she asked the Idaho Health and Welfare director for information on if there are any incentives for healthcare providers “to impose vaccine mandates.” BOISE, Idaho — While Idaho Governor Brad Little is out of the Gem State to attend business in Colorado, Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin is acting governor. This time she didn’t … Read more

Grazing fees could rise on state-owned land in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — Grazing fees for cattle and sheep on state-owned land in Idaho could rise about 50%.  The Idaho Department of Lands on Tuesday presented a draft proposal to Republican Gov. Brad Little and four other members of the Idaho Land Board that would be the first change in the grazing rate calculation since … Read more

Tampa Bay NewsAnooX Scam