Upcoming SCOTUS case could reshape Idaho abortion law

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench this week for a “blockbuster” term, and one case in particular could have major impacts on abortion in Idaho. The case is a challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey precedent that a person has the constitutional right toContinue reading “Upcoming SCOTUS case could reshape Idaho abortion law”

Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho 

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment makes the final leg of their statewide tour next week, visiting eastern Idaho to gather public input on new legislative and congressional maps. Fort Hall Wednesday, Oct. 6 1 p.m. Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Chokecherry Room 777 Bannock Trail, Pocatello, Idaho 83202  Pocatello Wednesday, Oct. 6 7 p.m. Idaho State UniversityContinue reading “Redistricting commission headed to eastern Idaho “

“We don’t want to be with them. We’d like to be with these folks instead.” 

The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment is getting a clearer idea of which areas of the state to group together in new legislative and congressional maps. Commissioners made their way down the panhandle last week gathering input from residents in northern Idaho.

Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment, which is in charge of drawing new legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census, continues their statewide tour this week in the Magic Valley. The commission is seeking feedback from local communities of interest, including “demographics, economics, geography, population trends and political andContinue reading “Magic Valley next stops for redistricting tour”

Redistricting commission touring north Idaho

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The 2021 Commission for Reapportionment continues its statewide tour this week, with stops in the Idaho panhandle to hear public testimony regarding new legislative and congressional maps that will be in place for the next decade.  The commission legally has until the end of November to finalize a redistricting plan,Continue reading “Redistricting commission touring north Idaho”

Canyon, Ada residents consider communities of interest

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports As the 2021 redistricting commission gathered public input at a series of Treasure Valley meetings last week, residents of Ada and Canyon counties asked themselves: Which towns and neighborhoods feel like my community?  For much of the state, the redistricting commission has to decide which counties to fit together intoContinue reading “Canyon, Ada residents consider communities of interest”

“Time has come for a southwestern Idaho congressional district.”

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Ada County residents urged Idaho’s redistricting commission this week to stop dividing the county between the state’s two congressional districts. The commission held a series of five public meetings over three days to hear preferences and input from Treasure Valley residents on what they would like to see in newContinue reading ““Time has come for a southwestern Idaho congressional district.””

Funding available for Lake CDA phosphorus reduction

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports There’s less than one week left to apply for a new grant to help prevent an ecological chain reaction that could devastate one of Idaho’s most iconic lakes. The $2 million in funding is available specifically for shovel-ready projects that will reduce the flow of phosphorus from the Coeur d’AleneContinue reading “Funding available for Lake CDA phosphorus reduction”

Treasure Valley public input sought in redistricting meetings

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The 2021 Idaho Commission for Reapportionment holds its first public input meetings this week, seeking feedback from communities in the Treasure Valley as the commission designs new legislative and congressional districts following the 2020 census. “The Commission would like to hear testimony regarding areas of local community interests including demographics,Continue reading “Treasure Valley public input sought in redistricting meetings”

Idaho Reports returns to Storyfort

EVENT CANCELED The Idaho Reports team has made the difficult decision to cancel our Sept. 24 Storyfort event. While our panel was scheduled at an outdoor venue, and Treefort organizers are requiring either proof of vaccination or a recent negative test to attend, we are concerned about sending the wrong message if we were toContinue reading “Idaho Reports returns to Storyfort”