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$4.2 million in HUD homeless grants for Idaho (access required)

Twenty-seven Idaho homeless assistance projects have received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $4.2 million. On Jan. 14, Secretary Ben Carson announced the awards, known as Tier 1 grants. They are designated to support projects that are ...

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Boise embarks on new North End planning process (access required)

A new vision of Boise’s North End neighborhood is beginning to take shape thanks to a workshop that allowed the public to offer feedback. The City of Boise and the North End Neighborhood Association held the evening workshop on Jan. ...

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ADA ramp grants available (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Department announced the availability of Americans with Disabilities curb and ramp grants on Jan. 13. The grant awards will be up to $60,000. The application period will end on March 13. “The great thing about these grants is that ...

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A word with Brad Huerta, CEO of Lost Rivers Medical Center (access required)

ARCO – Brad Huerta, CEO of the nonprofit Lost Rivers Medical Center, has the distinction of overseeing what could be the biggest financial turn around in Idaho’s health care industry. In 2013, Lost Rivers Medical Center was nearly not meeting payroll. Three ...

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Boise Airport opens new welcome center (access required)

photo of Carrie Westergard, the executive director of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, cutting the ribbon at the new welcome center at the airport.

Gem State visitors have a new resource for information at the Boise Airport. The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau and their partners cut the ribbon on a new welcome center inside the passenger terminal on Jan. 15. The bureau’s executive ...

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Ada County Highway Department unveils Cassia Street bikeway proposal (access required)

map of the location of the Cassia Street bikeway project.

A bikeway with a new pedestrian bridge at Cassia Park are in the works, according to a proposal for the Cassia Street bikeway and walkway project – and the public can provide input on future developments. The Ada County Highway Department ...

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Ada County talks growth (access required)

Ada County Commissioners Diana Lachiondo and Kendra Kenyon at the Jan. 7 meeting.

The online version of this article was updated on Jan. 21 to correct the attribution of the second quote. The Ada County Commissioners and the county’s Development Services Department held a public meeting on Jan. 9 where residents shared their ...

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Expo Idaho forming Citizens’ Advisory Committee (access required)

The online version of this article was updated on Jan. 16 to clarify the timing for the official creation of the Expo Idaho Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The Ada County Commissioners will introduce the committee which will advise on the fate of ...

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12-year-old Meridian development agreement changed (access required)

MERIDIAN – A large empty field at N. Ten Mile Road and W. McMillan Street is set to become active senior housing following approval from the Meridian City Council for a modification of a 12-year-old development agreement. The Council approved the change ...

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