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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Tuesday joined the growing list of candidates running for Idaho governor in 2018, entering the fray just days after a comment on health care access drew criticism.

KUNA – The Kuna City Council did not authorize the city clerk to use a GoFundMe campaign to raise $60,000 in donations for the city's Downtown Revitalization Project, but will consider to authorize the project in a future meeting.

KUNA — Irrigation water will begin to flow in Kuna canals and laterals in early April. The city of Kuna said residents will have their irrigation lines turned on by April 20.

KUNA — A hotel in Kuna? Mayor Joe Stear and the Kuna Economic Development Committee think there might be a future for one.

KUNA — A proposed $40 million bond and a proposed $5 million levy from the Kuna school district passed, with higher numbers than expected, on election night.

KUNA — After five years of serving as Kuna Police chief, and almost 20 years of working in the Ada County Sheriff’s Department, Justin Dusseau is ready to tackle new challenges.

BOISE — Angela Hemingway, director of the Idaho STEM Action Center, was once asked to sign a $100,000 liability waiver with the Centers for Disease Control when one of her students wanted to experiment with the tobacco mosaic virus.

KUNA — The Kuna City Council approved a proposed subdivision that would bring over 400 new homes to Columbia Road between Ten Mile Road and Linder Road.

Early voting for the March 14 election starts Monday in Ada County. Voters from any part of the county may vote at any of the county's early voting locations, according to an Ada County press release.

KUNA — The newly formed Kuna Arts Commission plans to decorate Kuna City Hall with black and white art from local artists.

KUNA — The city of Kuna has placed one of the city’s wells on emergency-only status due to high levels of gross alpha, otherwise known as radioactive materials, in drinking water.

KUNA — In response to a mix of warming temperatures and more snow in the Treasure Valley, the city of Kuna has created an emergency declaration to help clear the streets of snow, slush and water accumulation.

KUNA — The city of Kuna has asked residents to stay off ponds in public parks for the safety of everyone.

BOISE — The Ada County Highway District will be busy for the next 48 hours as it tries to respond to the record-breaking snow storm that hit the Treasure Valley on Jan. 4.

EMMETT — Hundreds from Gem County join thousands of Idahoans with the designation of living in the “insurance coverage gap.” These people can’t get insurance through their job and don’t earn enough to qualify for the state’s health insurance exchange.

KUNA — The Ada County Commissioners will hold a public hearing about amending Kuna’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance map to establish areas of impact for the city.

KUNA — Kuna school district board trustees voted Tuesday to put a $40 million bond and $2.5 million supplemental levy before voters in March, sending what some trustees called a clear message that they are ready to fight on behalf of Kuna students now and in the future.

KUNA — A committee made up of Kuna parents, teachers and city leaders is recommending a $40 million bond proposal and another $2.5 million supplemental levy to help the school district deal with growth and prepare for the future.

KUNA — In the first Kuna City Council meeting for nearly a month, council members discussed a lengthy number of issues and ideas within the city including controversial additions to the city’s employee health insurance plan and the location of the city’s soon-to-be splash pad.

KUNA — As Makayah Hall, 10, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” her voice echoed off the walls of the Kuna High School gymnasium and brought the crowd to tears as she sang the words, “What so proudly we hailed, at the twilight’s last gleaming.”

KUNA — For Laurie Weatherby, a U.S. history and politics teacher at Kuna High School, it is important her students understand the sacrifice veterans have made, past and present.

In Kuna, the total tax levy rate for all of the taxing districts was 0.015852324, meaning a Kuna city resident pays $1,585 per $100,000 in taxable property value.

BOISE — The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, otherwise known as COMPASS, awarded the city of Kuna with a grant to support community health and exercise.

KUNA — The Kuna City Council found itself in a tough spot when a re-vote on controversial apartments near School Avenue took place without three of the council members, due to probable bias.

KUNA — In an effort to obtain grants and to create more art in Kuna as part of the city’s downtown revitalization project, the city of Kuna is forming a volunteer-based art commission.

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking comments from Kuna residents on a draft water reuse permit for the new C.S. Beefpackers’ meat packing facility under construction on Cole Road.