Boise City Council

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Today, groups around the world are celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (I.D.A.H.O). Started in 2005 in Paris, the annual May 17 celebration has the acronym “IDAHO”. But this is the first year that the day is being celebrated in Idaho.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s capitol city became the second community in the state to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance. Boise’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The ordinance takes effect on January first.

More than 150 people gave Boise’s City Council  a standing ovation after they approved the ordinance.  

Bike-share Program Needs More Money To Get Off The Ground

Oct 17, 2012
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A proposed bike-share program in Boise is struggling to get funding. The Central District Health Department (CDHD) made a presentation to the Boise City Council this week, but members were non-committal when it came to funding.

In its first two years, the program could cost around $650,000.