MERIDIAN — The Meridian City Council on Tuesday wrapped up the public hearing portion of its fiscal year 2021 budget process, finalizing a $129.4 million allotment in city funds for the next fiscal year.

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is proposing a $129.3 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. City Council approved the budget proposal July 21, and the public will be able to comment on it during a public hearing next month.

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Increased traffic and development have thickened congestion and caused more crashes on Idaho Highway 69, prompting the Idaho Transportation Department to seek public input on how to better the busiest direct connection between Meridian and Kuna.

MERIDIAN — Mayor Robert Simison supports legislation passed earlier this year that will require Idaho cities with 100,000 or more residents to elect city council members by district. But there remains important legal questions that the legislation does not address, such as who will draw the …

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian is proposing a $129.3 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. City Council approved the budget proposal July 21, and the public will be able to comment on it during a public hearing next month.

BOISE — Face coverings are now required to be worn in public in Ada County, including within city limits, after Central District Health’s Board of Public Health on Tuesday issued a mask mandate.

MERIDIAN — Meridian residents can tell their elected officials and city staff how they’re doing. The city of Meridian released on Sunday its city survey.

Increased traffic and development have thickened congestion and caused more crashes on Idaho Highway 69, prompting the Idaho Transportation Department to seek public input on how to better the busiest direct connection between Meridian and Kuna.

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BOISE — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Thursday he has reached a settlement with the owners of a former Meridian company that allegedly accepted payments for fishing trips that it failed to deliver. The settlement requires the owners, Craig Keith Fletcher and Crystal Fletch…

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BOISE — The Idaho House on Monday backed Rep. Joe Palmer’s bill to double the share of state sales tax that’s diverted to transportation each year from 1% to 2%, shifting an additional $18 million a year from the state’s general fund.

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BOISE — Police chiefs from across the state of Idaho joined with insurance interests, motorcycle groups, Sen. Chuck Winder and more on Jan. 23 to back a proposed new statewide hands-free law for drivers.