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Conservation group maps land protection strategy in 3 states

The South Fork of the Boise River.  The North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork of the river join about 20 miles east of the city of Boise. Photo by Sophie Allen.

A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases. The ...

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Awaiting litigation, Ketchum finds another way to impose affordable housing fees (access required)

Ketchum City Hall. File photo.

As Ketchum’s ordinance to have developers include affordable housing in certain projects remained tied up in litigation, the City Council on March 6 approved on emergency motion to move forward with the spirit of the ordinance through individual agreements with ...

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A word with physician Mark Grajcar about direct primary care

Dr. Mark Grajcar performs a routine quarterly checkup on a patient in February at Initial Point Family Medicine in Meridian. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Mark Grajcar, D.O., is a family practice physician who spent 10 years working as a physician in the military and another seven years as an employed physician at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center before moving into private practice a decade ...

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Lawsuit by Idaho Falls officers against city to advance

A judge has blocked an attempt by the city of Idaho Falls to have a lawsuit filed by several police officers thrown out. Seven officers say police Chief Mark McBride didn’t follow the rules set up to govern hiring, firing ...

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Women of the Year event draws 600 to Boise Centre East

Left is Cathy Silak

More than 600 people gathered on March 9 for Idaho Business Review’s Women of the Year event at the Boise Centre East in downtown Boise. Fifty Idaho women who had been selected by panels of judges were honored for their ...

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State employees might receive health savings accounts after all (access required)

A House committee reversed course after denying a bill that requires the Idaho Department of Administration to build a health savings account option for state employees. It will now send the bill forward in the legislative process. The House Commerce ...

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IBR Woman of the Year race ends with a winner


At the end of a star-studded night, featuring 50 Idaho women leaders and their amazing stories, came a moment where if felt as if the room itself was holding its breath. Nora Carpenter, who was the 2016 Woman of the ...

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American announces nonstop flights between Boise and Chicago

American Airlines will start nonstop flights July 5 between Boise and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

American Airlines will start flying nonstop flights between Boise Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on July 5, the airport announced. American’s one daily departure will give Boise three daily departures, along with two by United Airlines, to O’Hare, which ...

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Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership


The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit and government showrunners. Twenty completed applications and sent ...

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