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Transportation funding bill cruises to Idaho governor’s desk

File photo.

A massive transportation funding bill cleared the Idaho Statehouse on March 28, leaving legislative leaders hopeful they are inching nearer to the end of the 2017 session. Senate and House lawmakers spent nearly all day debating a roughly $320 million ...

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Section 8 housing vouchers assigned to Boise apartments for the homeless (access required)

The 41-unit New Path Community Housing will be Boise's first apartment structure specifically for the chronically homeless. Image courtesy of Thomas Development.

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority has assigned 40 Section 8 housing vouchers to Boise’s first apartment complex for the chronically homeless. The apartment project is scheduled to be built at the southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and 24th Street ...

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St. Luke’s, Boise Hawks announce deal for downtown Boise stadium

The Boise Hawks propose a stadium ideally suited for soccer and baseball. Image courtesy of Boise Hawks.

St. Luke’s Health System has agreed to sell 11 acres of land at Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive to the owners of the Boise Hawks minor league baseball to build a downtown stadium for the Hawks and a professional soccer ...

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A word with Kevin Booe of the Boise Public Library (access required)

Kevin Booe, director of the Boise Public Library, talks with librarian Jennifer Villalobos during a monthly branch visit to the Collister location Feb. 21. Photo by Glenn Landberg

Kevin Booe has been director since 2006 of the Boise Public Library system, which includes the downtown main library, three branches that have been completed within the last decade, and a branch under construction. The main library sees about 4,000 ...

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US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

A home under construction in Boise.

Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That sales ...

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Idaho Senate spikes transportation funding plan

A view of the Lardo Bridge, which was completed this year. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Transportation Department.

The Idaho Senate on March 22 killed a roughly $320 million transportation funding plan, effectively squashing hope of passing any significant funding proposal to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges before the end of the session. Senate members have ...

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