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More construction looms ahead for Boise’s 8th Street (access required)

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For drivers, 8th Street in Boise is about to get even worse. While the outside “patio” dining on 8th Street between Idaho and Bannock has been pleasant for pedestrians since June, adapting to the change in traffic pattern for vehicles ...

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Boise to roll out new permit and license system next week (access required)

Boise has a new permit and license system that will be fully operational on Aug. 18. The online system is powered by software from Accela Inc. of San Ramon, California, a firm that specializes in systems and databases for governments. Some ...

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Ada residential real estate continues trends in first half of year (access required)

The Boise Regional Realtors issued its report on the Ada County residential real estate market for the first half of 2020 on July 24. Highlights of the report should not be a surprise to anyone who follows Idaho real estate: inventory ...

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Boise signs agreement for Franklin and Orchard development (access required)

Artist rendering of the proposed development at Franklin and Orchard looking southwest. Image courtesy of the City of Boise.

The Boise City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on July 28 with the J. Fisher Companies of Centerville, Utah, for the development of the large empty lot at the corner of Franklin and Orchard. This seemingly routine piece of ...

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Analysis: Idaho Transportation Department updates traffic tracker (access required)

Average daily traffic volume for Idaho Falls. Graphic courtesy of the ITD monthly traffic records tool.

The folks at the Idaho Transportation Department have revised their traffic tracking tool and released it to the public. They created the original version to examine traffic volume declines and recovery during the COVID-19 stay-home order and aftermath. While the ...

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Sandpoint-based Coldwater Creek clothing chain shuts down (access required)

Coldwater Creek posted a goodbye on its website after shuttering all its stores in the wake of COVID-19, becoming the latest brand to fall in the retail apocalypse. Dennis and Ann Pense founded Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint in 1984 as ...

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LEAP, St. Alphonsus-funded land trust to build affordable homes (access required)

The groundbreaking ceremony for Caritas Commons

Fourteen lucky families will soon own new four-bedroom houses within Boise city limits for just $212,000 apiece — $200,000 below Boise’s median price — courtesy of the Treasure Valley’s first-ever affordable-housing land trust. The LEAP land trust is the joint creation of ...

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Treasurer’s office faces eviction from the Idaho Statehouse (access required)

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It’s up in the air whether the Idaho Legislature will finally force the Idaho treasurer to move out of her first-floor office in the Capitol Building or if the treasurer will appeal the judgement against her by the Idaho Fourth ...

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Forbes ranks top Idaho credit unions for customer service (access required)

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According to Forbes, the top five credit unions in Idaho for customer satisfaction range from small to large and local to multi-state. The youngest is a mere six and a half decades old. Only one is headquartered in the Treasure ...

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