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Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton announced he will retire at the end of the year. The Idaho native was appointed to the state’s highest court in 2007 by Governor Butch Otter. Come retirement, he will have spent 24 years in the state judicial system.

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We are pleased to introduce a new feature you can hear playing each Friday on Boise State Public Radio, called Sonic IDs. "Sonics" are short sound portraits that weave throughout the broadcast day, highlighting the people, places, activities and stories of our region.

Todd Dvorak

On Thursday, the “Save Idaho Horse Racing” campaign delivered 50 boxes of signed petitions to the Idaho Secretary of State in an effort to get their initiative on the November ballot.

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On the eve of the two-year anniversary of the Table Rock Fire, officials with a host of firefighting agencies held a press conference outlining the dangers of the 2018 wildfire season.

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Idaho Democrats kick off their convention this weekend in Caldwell. The delegates will meet for two days to discuss the party’s strategy going into election season in November.

Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

This spring, we asked you to share stories about how Idaho’s rapid growth is changing your life. Since then we’ve heard from dozens of you over social media, email, voicemail and through our website. We received memories about dairy farms on Federal Way in Boise, concerns about sprawl in Ada County, excitement about newcomers with new ideas and anxiety about a loss of beloved places.

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The Trump Administration will distribute a record amount of money to counties with non-taxable federal land this year. In March, Congress approved an omnibus spending bill that included full funding for the Payment in Lieu of taxes program, better known as PILT.

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Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the influx of people flocking to the Gem State boosting populations – and changing the fortunes – of a majority of Idaho’s cities. However, smaller communities aren’t seeing the same spikes.

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Earlier this week, the U.S House of Representatives passed passed a bill allowing permit holders to kill sea lions along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in an effort to protect threatened fish populations.

 

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A building along downtown Boise’s bustling 8th Street is getting a facelift. The home of several downtown restaurants and a nightclub, the Capitol Terrace is in the midst of shedding some years.


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The Idaho GOP kicks off its annual convention Thursday. Delegates from across the state have come to Pocatello to discuss the party platform and prepare for the November election. Friday evening, they’ll hear from Oliver North, incoming president of the National Rifle Association.

Idaho State Legislature

Republican state Sen. Marv Hagedorn started his public service in the Navy. Now, he’ll help others who have served in the military in his new role as administrator of the Idaho Division of Veterans Services. The Meridian lawmaker will start his new job at the end of July.

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Idaho’s new trespass law goes into effect July 1. That means some changes when it comes to access to private property.

Amanda Peacher / Mountain West New Bureau

Every day, about 19 people move to Boise. And that growth is creating a housing crunch in the valley.

 

City of Boise

The design of the new main library for downtown Boise is out. Renderings of the proposed building show a curving glass structure that will act not only as a library but a community hub.

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