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The Silent Partnernew

An (unsuccessful) attempt to find the eastern Idaho farm boy who became a contract 'torturer.'
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  05-01-2015  |  Features

The Young and the Joblessnew

Idaho youth struggle with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  07-31-2012  |  Economy

The Dirty Dance: Idaho in the Middle of a New Coal Rushnew

Plans to bring coal trains across the Northwest raise big questions.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  02-01-2012  |  Environment

The Right (Wing) Stuff: Northern Idaho Property Rights Council Takes Libertarian Stancenew

A newly formed Bonner County advisory board comes with partisan viewpoint. From available documents, it is clear that the council has no policy powers and can only make recommendations to commissioners. Its primary role is research, and its stated goal is to find ways to unburden property owners from as much regulation, taxation or other impositions as legally and statutorily possible. But the council says everything paid for by property taxes—including county employee insurance—is fair game for its consideration.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  11-28-2011  |  Politics

Uphill Battlenew

A proposed North Idaho wilderness area hangs on bureaucracy, politics and old habits.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  10-19-2011  |  Environment

Your Place or Mine?new

As the EPA mulls more cleanup in North Idaho, residents say the agency has worn out its welcome. With lead levels under control, the area has an eye on tourism to bolster its stagnant economy.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  01-20-2011  |  Environment

Your Life on the Smart Gridnew

Rent-to-own businesses now use remote control technology to disable devices due to late payment, but that technology may eventually enable you to turn off your iron via your cell phone.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  05-12-2010  |  Tech

The Sound Money Movement Marches Onnew

Two Idaho legislators are pushing silver and gold currency. One says Idahoans should be able to pay taxes with gold or silver medallions, while the other actually makes the case that gold and silver should be just as valid as Federal Reserve notes for the purchase of everything from groceries to new cars to property.
Boise Weekly  |  Zach Hagadone  |  05-12-2010  |  Policy Issues

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