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Planners consider new location for transit hub (access required)

Local transportation planners are now eyeing a fifth possible location for a transit hub planned for downtown Boise. Valley Regional Transit officials expect to pick a site for the $9.6 million federally funded facility within a month. During a January ...

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Boise Place bankruptcy parties given 30-day extension (access required)

Creditors in the Boise Place bankruptcy case will have an extra month to review a new disclosure statement and plan filed by the developer of the long-delayed tower project. Lawyers for Gary Rogers' firm, Charterhouse Boise Downtown Properties, filed a ...

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Gov Otter signs grocery tax rebate bill (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a bill on Monday boosting the rebates on grocery tax credits. Passage of the law represents an end to deadlock between lawmakers and the governor, who vetoed a bill last year to increase the tax ...

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Same sex couple battles for insurance (access required)

CNN has an Associated Press story about a high-tech company that dropped a gay man from his partner’s health insurance plan after the couple moved from New Jersey to Idaho. In New Jersey, Robert Ryan was insured through his partner’s ...

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