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Katy Moeller / Idaho Statesman

The Garden City Youth Ranch on Chinden Boulevard closed Sunday, after holding a closeout sale over the weekend. The Idaho Statesman reports the building – which was built in 1986 on the busy thoroughfare – has already been sold.

 

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This week, we’re sitting down with the candidates vying to become Idaho’s next Governor. Today, we hear from GOP hopeful Tommy Ahlquist.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Longtime education advocate and Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff is running for Idaho governor as a Democrat. Balukoff is a co-owner of downtown Boise’s Grove Hotel and CenturyLink Arena. He’s been on the Boise School Board for decades and previously ran for governor in 2014.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

After two candidates were kicked off the ballot by the Secretary of State’s office in recent weeks, the move has been reversed. The pair running for legislative seats in northern Idaho will participate in the upcoming primary.

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The Federal Aviation Administration might choose Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey to be the third airport to use remote cameras for air traffic control. The Idaho Mountain Express reports a Denver-based company presented the idea to the airport board of directors last week.


Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

As part of our coverage of the 2018 election, we’re bringing you conversations with each of the candidates running for governor who face a primary challenge.

 

James Dawson spoke with Congressman Raul Labrador, a longtime Idaho politician who has represented the state's 1st Congressional District since 2012.

 

On addressing the estimated 62,000 people stuck in the so-called Medicaid gap:

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

One of the three Democrats running to be Idaho’s next governor is Paulette Jordan. The former lawmaker from Plummer served two terms in the state legislature representing a district in North Idaho.

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Caps and gowns are the fashion of the day at Boise State University. This weekend sees the final batch of commencement ceremonies presided over by university president Bob Kustra.

Howard Berkes / NPR

The Society for American Archeology canceled a panel this spring because the Bureau of Land Management wouldn’t pay for its staffers to attend and lead a symposium on Land Management issues.

Idaho Ed News

Idaho school chief Sherri Ybarra’s State Department of Education and the vendor Imagination Station have agreed to extend their contract and roll out a new reading test next school year.

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One of Idaho’s largest privately-held companies will be expanding in a big way. Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores has entered into a deal with Chevron that promises growth.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

As catastrophic wildfires have become more common in the West, they’ve also become more expensive. That’s forced the Forest Service to raid money set aside for fire prevention and instead use it to pay suppression costs.

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Star, the newest incorporated city in Idaho, is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The city council voted unanimously this week to annex enough land to expand the city by a third.

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With the May 15 primary rapidly approaching, two legislative candidates in Northern Idaho have found themselves stricken from the ballot. 

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist have packed their schedules with visits to rural communities around the state as they attempt to shore up votes before the May 15  primary.


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