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Another 'Pointe' pops up – What's the point? (access required)

Elsewhere in this issue we report on a mixed-use development planned for Fairview near Locust Grove in Meridian, to be called Cedar Pointe. There may be certain aspects of this project that are praiseworthy, as its developer contends, but one ...

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Fannie Mae sees no letup in home sales (access required)

Even if Treasure Valley home sales don’t maintain this year’s 16 percent growth rate next year, a still-strong local market should outperform the nation as a whole, a key economist says. David Berson, chief economist and vice-president of the Federal ...

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Taking a quantum leap into Nanoland (access required)

I thought I was relatively science-literate. That’s why I volunteered to cover the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Nano/Bio Technology Forum Aug. 12. Partway through one PowerPoint presentation, I copied down the first half of a sentence on the screen: ...

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Steelheads regain some of early allure (access required)

Idaho Steelheads President Bill Waller at first surprised me when he said the hockey team’s recent best-ever season on the ice wasn’t its best ever financially. Then I remembered that minor-league sports owners and managers compete for the entertainment dollar ...

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Ethernet comes of age in big, small cities (access required)

Information-technology spending is growing faster than expected this year, and even the once-tanking telecom industry is getting some good news. The International Data Group projects IT spending growth at 8 percent this year, up from the 5 percent predicted at ...

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Albertsons yearns to be king of the hill (access required)

Larry Johnston’s apparently been eyeing the crest of the hill for quite some time. Being No. 2 to Kroger – or No. 3 to Safeway, by some estimates -doesn’t offer a lot of appeal for the G.E. executive turned CEO ...

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Boise's underground assets – Expandable? (access required)

There’s something fascinating to the human imagination about things below the surface of the Earth or the oceans. Boise’s fabled “Chinese tunnels” – a persistent legend despite having been debunked by Idaho historian Arthur Hart and others – are an ...

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Downtown housing – the time has come? (access required)

It should come as a surprise to no one that a study of potential interest in ‘urban’ housing in downtown Boise, conducted recently at the behest of the Capital City Development Corp., has detected considerable pent-up demand. Not surprising, for ...

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Nightlife in downtown Nampa examined (access required)

Nampa has some ambitious goals for its downtown. The city hired consultants to help it put together a plan, using citizen input, to shape the look and character of downtown Nampa. Revitalization initiatives include setting design standards for buildings and ...

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Building owners told it's easy to go green (access required)

Many in the commercial building industry have dismissed “green” environmentally conscious design standards as too costly and time-consuming. But incorporating such standards in construction and renovation projects doesn’t cost that much more up front than traditional methods, and can pay ...

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