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Treasure Valley children need Big Brothers (access required)

The regional chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters is hosting an event Oct. 19 to showcase the program to Treasure Valley professionals. The event, called Day of Caring, pairs volunteers with children for an hour or so to give the volunteers ...

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Sacramento home builder plans to enter Idaho market (access required)

Sacramento-based Corinthian Homes, which recently entered the Treasure Valley market, plans to build 1,000 homes per year once the company has geared up, which should take three to five years, Director of Sales and Marketing Alicia Lopez said. Corinthian Homes ...

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Two transit plans support local-option tax plan (access required)

The board of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, or COMPASS, has approved transportation proposals from two separate organizations, both of them recommending a local-option sales tax to fund public transportation in the Treasure Valley. At its Aug. 21 ...

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Nail cancer with pink hammer (access required)

Tomboy Tools, a women-run tool and home improvement company, is selling pink hammers to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, according to a press release. Darcy Drake, the Boise sales consultant for Tomboy Tools, ...

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Boise State offers free employee handbooks (access required)

Treasure Valley businesses can have employee handbooks prepared for free by students in a human resource management class at Boise State University. Professor Gundars Kaupins came up with the idea while thinking of ways to lure speakers into class. His ...

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Eye in the sky, dead on the air (access required)

A company called Boise Traffic, which provides live traffic reports for area radio stations, has sued Clear Channel Radio. Boise Traffic is accusing Clear Channel of breach of contract for refusing to broadcast Boise Traffic advertisements, according to documents filed ...

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Mayor defends public transit record (Guest Column) (access required)

I’ve been a little reluctant to respond to IBR Managing Editor John Foster’s June 26 Marketplace column, “Message to Boise Mayor David Bieter: Make public transportation cool, hip.” After all, who could take issue with John’s main point: that developing ...

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What is workforce housing? (access required)

The gap between rising home prices and stagnant wages could leave middle-class workers out in the cold, said Capital City Development Corp. Executive Director Phil Kushlan. So the group is working to increase the amount of affordable housing downtown. One ...

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High water levels float Idaho Power’s boat (access required)

Profits more than doubled for Idacorp in the second quarter, according to company statements. High water levels generated lots of power at the same time hot weather and seasonal irrigation boosted demand. Idacorp is the parent company of Idaho Power. ...

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