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Idaho Briefing – December 19

Things are quieting down for the arrival of Christmas and New Years, but a good deal of legislation is being developed at the Statehouse.

Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown announced her candidacy for Democratic National Committee chair on December 16. Party officers approved a two-month leave of absence and have endorsed her candidacy.

The Pocatello City Council has put its stamp of approval on the Portneuf River Vision Study. At Thursday’s Council meeting, the council voted to approve a non-binding resolution to implement the “Vision Study’s goals and recommendations, as funding and other resources allow.” The resolution also directs Mayor Brian Blad “to establish a Portneuf River Vision Study Implementation Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee.”

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a draft water quality certification of the federal license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the continued operation of Idaho Power Company’s Hells Canyon Complex.

PHOTO The Australian firm Vie Active opened its down last week in Ketchum, amid some of the first strong snowfalls of the season. Employees celebrate both. (photo/White Cloud Communications)

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