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To park or not to park: That is the question CCDC wants people to ponder (access required)

Capital City Development Corp. started rebranding its garages ParkBOI in early January in collaboration with the city's parking meters that have been branded ParkBOI since 2016. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Even with three new parking garages on the horizon, downtown Boise workers should still be thinking of alternatives to driving,  says Max Clark, parking and facilities director at the Capital City Development Corp. CCDC owns six public garages in the heart ...

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Federal tax overhaul could cost Idaho taxpayers $100M

The Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month, according to a recent analysis from the head of Idaho’s tax ...

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Idaho Legislature gets down to business (access required)

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little (center)

The issue of tax policy, both state and federal, will likely come up in this year’s session of the Idaho Legislature. Changes to the federal income tax will affect Idaho revenues, said House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. Idahoans typically have ...

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US appeals court: Idaho spying ban at farms unconstitutional

Dairy cows. File photo.

Idaho’s ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Jan. 4. “The panel held that the subsection criminalized innocent behavior, was staggeringly overbroad, and that the purpose of the statute was, ...

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Otter, Little call for more affordable health coverage


Idaho’s top elected leaders signed an executive order on January 5 directing the state Department of Insurance to create guidelines for health insurance carriers to offer lower priced coverage plans. “Congress and President Donald Trump have eliminated the individual mandate ...

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Minneapolis architects create a tiny solution for a big problem (access required)

Drawing of the hex house courtesy of Studio 439 in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis-based Architects for Society has an unusual design concept for emergency housing: a small hexagon-shaped, rapidly deployable and easy-to-build dwelling for refugees and others in desperate need of shelter. The 14-member nonprofit, made up of architects from eight countries, ...

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High-end homes going up in Marsing area (access required)

A chicken visits the Waterview Estates No. 2 housing development in Marsing. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Four homes are under construction at Waterview Estates Subdivision No. 2, a new development along Bruneau Highway just outside Marsing. Property owner Lamon Loucks is developing 24 acres along the Snake River on the Owyhee County side. When it’s finished, ...

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Portland forges new program for affordable commercial space (access required)

Below-market rate leases will be offered for some commercial space at Alberta Commons in Northeast Portland. Prosper PortlandÕs Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program will give preference to businesses owned by women and people of color for the leases, which will also be offered at two buildings in Lents and a downtown parking garage. (Sam Tenney/DJC)

The city of Portland is forging a new program to provide affordable commercial space in city-owned buildings. The Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program will offer leases below market rate and technical assistance to selected commercial tenants, with a preference for businesses ...

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Moving study: People continuing to move west

The Sawtooth Mountains as seen from above Stanley.

Tracking statistics from the moving company United Van Lines indicate that Americans are still heading west, while parts of the Northeast and Midwest are losing people. The suburban St. Louis-based moving company on Jan. 2 released its 41st annual National ...

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