GARDEN CITY — Garden City voters had five candidates to choose from for two open city council seats Tuesday.

BOISE — For the first time ever, Boise voters will be headed to the polls for a second time next month to decide if incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter or City Council President Lauren McLean will lead Idaho’s largest city.

By RYAN SUPPE MERIDIAN — Robert Simison will be Meridian’s next mayor. It’s the first time in 16 years Meridian has elected a new executive. Longtime city leader Tammy de Weerd is retiring this year. Her successor, Simison, who worked as De Weerd’s chief of staff for more than a decade, rece…

The city of Star elected a new mayor Tuesday as City Council President Trevor Chadwick pulled far ahead of incumbent Mayor Chad Bell.

EAGLE — Eagle will have a new mayor come January after Jason Pierce nabbed the most votes in Tuesday’s election against incumbent Mayor Stan Ridgeway and Christopher Hadden.

STAR — Canyon County and Ada County voters passed a $4 million Star fire district bond to purchase and equip a new fire station and district headquarters. 

MIDDLETON — Middleton School District Zone three candidate, Briggs Miller, pulled ahead of incumbent trustee Tim Winkle on Tuesday night.

Tuesday is election day, where Treasure Valley voters will select mayors, city council members and school board trustees. They'll also decided the fate of two Boise ballot initiatives, a Star Fire District bond and a Nampa School District levy. 

Cities and counties in the Treasure Valley have been lenient in enforcing a state campaign finance law that allows them to fine candidates and political action committees for missing filing deadlines.

Another deadline for campaign finance reporting passed on Tuesday, and the most recent reports show the race for Meridian mayor may be tightening. Joe Palmer has outpaced Robert Simison in recent weeks, bringing in almost $20,000 in contributions to Simison’s recent $8,000.

Three city council seats and the mayor are up for reelection in Emmett this year. The council races have drawn eight candidates, and in the mayoral race, the incumbent mayor faces a current councilman.

NAMPA — Nampa is going to see some big changes in the next year — with the arrival of Amazon’s massive new fulfillment center and continued population growth — and five city council candidates think they’ll be the best fit to lead the way.

The Star Fire District is asking voters to consider a $4 million bond to purchase and equip a new fire station and fire district headquarters to keep up with the growth of the district.

MIDDLETON — Middleton’s first and only candidate forum ahead of the Nov. 5 election, brought a large crowd to Trolley Station on Tuesday night. With standing-room only, it was the first time Middleton residents heard from their mayoral and city council candidates, who discussed a broad range…

BOISE — All 11 of Boise’s city council hopefuls took the stage Wednesday in a three-part forum hosted by KIVI and Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise. Candidates tackled a broad range of issues including the proposed main library project, economic development, electing council members by district, and…

NAMPA — Attendees of all ages joined Nampa’s first responders in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 18 years ago during terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.