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    Gov. Brad Little and the Idaho Department of Commerce are seeking applicants for the Economic Advisory Council, the group that outlines goals and objectives that further economic development within the state. Vacancies are open for residents of Region 2 – Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis …

    Terry Lane and Jean Melching of Grangeville recently made a discovery of “Clustered Bell Flowers" (Campanula glomerata). They said these are only the second reported in the State of Idaho; the other report being in 1996 from Kootenai County. Lane and Melching pressed and dried a few specimen…

      MagnifyMoney (a LendingTree company) recently released the results of its survey on Americans hoarding cash due to coronavirus fears. The survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that 28 percent have stockpiled cash in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and of those who withdrew cash, th…

      A federal program proposes up to $200 million in property tax relief for Idaho residents this year. Idaho County has opted in to participate, seeking to leverage on approximately $2.4 million in qualifying payroll costs; however, residents will have to wait and see how the details shake out …

        A new study finds Idaho is the No. 10 worst state for people planning to retire early, after analyzing a multitude of financial, health-related and lifestyle factors.

        Most of Idaho – including this region’s Clearwater Basin -- received below-normal precipitation during March, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho, though slight snowpack improvements were observed since the first of last month.

          The Idaho Transportation Department is extending the deadline to remove studded snow tires to June 30 due to COVID-19 concerns and Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order. This extends the previous April 30 deadline.

            Laid-off Idaho workers filed 117,811 initial claims for unemployment benefits during the six weeks of the COVID-19 state of emergency – twice the total number of initial claims filed in all of 2019.

              The Idaho Transportation Department is extending the deadline to remove studded snow tires to June 30 due to COVID-19 concerns and Governor Brad Little’s statewide stay-home order. This extends the previous April 30 deadline.

                MARYLAND -- Idaho House Representatives Heather Scott (D1), Priscilla Giddings (D7), and Tammy Nichols (D11) attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland recently to receive awards from Chairman Matt Schlapp for their conservative voting record.

                BOISE -- Approximately 200 students from across the state – including from Idaho County -- gathered in Boise last month to learn about government and civic engagement. Idaho’s annual 4-H Know Your Government Conference took place during President’s Day Weekend.

                "The coronavirus took an even larger toll on jobs last week than it did in the first week that it caused record unemployment," said Kathryn Tacke, regional economics for the Idaho Department of Labor, Lewiston.

                An earthquake reported in Central Idaho shook across the Gem State late Tuesday afternoon, March 31, with Idaho County residents reporting the less-than-a-minute experience.

                BOISE -- “There are inherent differences between girls and women and boys and men, those biological differences are seen with our own eyes,” said Idaho Falls Republican Representative Barbara Ehardt in defense of her legislation, House Bill 500. “Girls and women cannot compete on a level pla…

                BOISE -- A proposal to designate Jan. 16 as Religious Freedom Day in Idaho has been held in the House State Affairs Committee. The concurrent resolution sponsored by Rep. Jake Ellis, D-Boise, and Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, would commemorate the 1786 adoption of the Virginia Statute for Re…

                BOISE -- The presidents of four of Idaho’s higher education institutions -- Scott Green from the University of Idaho, Dr. Cynthia Pemberton from Lewis-Clark State College, Dr. Kevin Satterlee from Idaho State University and Dr. Marlene Tromp from Boise State University -- gave a presentation…

                BOISE -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved broad expansions to Idaho’s wolf hunting and trapping regulations Feb. 20, bringing year-round hunting to more of the state than a bill in the Idaho Legislature had previously proposed.

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