Trump’s Federal Land-Use Regulatory Battle Targets Obama’s Sage Grouse Rules

“They might as well form a shotgun posse to kill off the species directly,” according to a Center for Biological Diversity activist.

Federal Dam Managers Choose Not to Flood Boise

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Connecticut state government readies for layoffs; N.Y.C. eyes nation’s highest cigarette taxes; and lack of transparency in Jefferson City.

Rural Millennials Flock to Eastern Idaho; Pa. Gov. Looks to More Consolidation

Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Wyoming looks to trim state workforce; New Jersey short-term rental regulations; and an embattled town manager in Maine awaits his fate.

Case Study: Ada County, Idaho, Highway District Automates Citizen Service Requests

“We turned our electronic records management system into a business process automation system," according to the district’s information records administrator.

Undocumented Immigrants Have Big Impact on Idaho Agriculture; ‘City of Denver’ Instagram Identity?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Changes to Ohio’s sex offender registry could be coming; San Francisco budget “rebalancing”; don’t feed New York City’s raccoons.

Navigator Award Finalist: Brian W. Ness, Director, Idaho Transportation Department

Transforming a state transportation agency by empowering its employees to pinpoint cost savings and find operational efficiencies.

From Idaho, a Municipal Fiber Model That Allows Developers to Innovate

Ammon’s residents can opt in and out of the city’s network and switch between independent ISPs instantly—ending cable monopolies.

How Accessible Is Your State’s Spending Data?

A new study ranks states based on the online access they provide to the information.

The Economic Value of ‘Quiet Recreation’ on BLM Lands

Non-motorized activities like backpacking, research of 11 western states in 2014 shows, generated around $1.8 billion in spending in communities within 50 miles of "quiet recreation" sites.

Watch a House-Sized Boulder Get Blown Up in Idaho

Destroying the rock was part of Idaho DOT’s effort to clear a remote roadway buried last month by a landslide.

State and Local Daily Digest: County Workers Fear Exposure to Bleeding Sores; Calif. Drought Relief

Also in our news roundup: Texas unemployment drug testing delays; Utah gears up for federal land lawsuit; and low-cost low-flow toilets.

Check Out Idaho’s ‘Roadkill and Salvage’ Database

In the Gem State, you can claim dead animals as long as you report what you take from the road.

Boise’s Sound Approach to Engaging Its Local Skateboarders

Instead of viewing them as a nuisance, local leaders have been expanding recreational infrastructure and planning efforts.

Idaho Looks at a Partial Alternative for Medicaid Expansion; Wooing the NFL With a No-Drone Policy

Also: Bus drivers using hand signals to boost safety and new Kansas state slogan suggestions.

Idaho Deer Incident Captured on Body Camera; Public Works Identity Crisis Ends in Maine

Also: Wisconsin’s contaminated well water and big retirement wave at SEPTA in Philly.

Federal Judge Rules That Idaho’s 'Ag-Gag' Law Is Unconstitutional

A handful of other states have similar laws designed to suppress agriculture industry whistleblowers.