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Idaho counting on 2020 Census dollars (access required)

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The upcoming census is important for more than just the bragging rights that Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the Union: Millions of dollars ride on the outcome. An undercounted Idahoan in the 2020 Census could cost the state between $1,200 and ...

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Biking in Downtown? This may be the perfect spot to store your bike

People looking to bike in Downtown Boise can now park their bicycles in a more secure spot, thanks to an indoor bike storage station in the parking garage at 9th and Main streets. The first-of-its-kind “BikeBOI” is open 24/7. Up ...

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Downtown Boise: Housing projects bring challenges, opportunities

“I was born and raised here and for a vast majority of that time, there was dirt all over downtown Boise,” explains Nick Schlekeway, CEO of the Amherst Madison real estate firm. “There were dirt parking lots — eight, nine, ...

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Idaho city to mail settlement checks to utility customers (access required)

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POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The city of Pocatello is preparing to reimburse some residents for improper municipal utility fees the city charged between 2012 and 2014. The Idaho State Journal reports the money comes from a $4.5 million settlement reached ...

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Plans submitted to limit pollution in Spokane River

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Five of the largest entities releasing wastewater into the Spokane River have submitted their plans to limit a cancer-causing chemical from spilling into the waterway. Those plans all argue that a legal limit for polychlorinated biphenyls, ...

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Report: Idaho first in nation for home price gains

Idaho is the only state that had annual home price growth over 10% in May, according to a new CoreLogic report. Home prices increased nationally by 3.6% from May 2018, reported CoreLogic, a global property information and analytics firm based ...

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New Hilton opens doors in Burley (access required)

BURLEY – Just in time for a popular county fair and rodeo, the city’s newest hotel is now open for business. Hampton Inn by Hilton Burley welcomed its first guests on June 25, according to a news release. As a ...

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Lawsuit seeks to stop juniper-removal project in Idaho

Environmental groups have sued the U.S. Forest Service, claiming a plan to improve wildlife habitat in eastern Idaho would remove hundreds of trees and shrubs while taking an illegal shortcut around environmental laws. Alliance for the Wild Rockies and two ...

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Company has the mettle to transform home manufacturing (access required)

CALDWELL — An Idaho company claims to have a unique solution to the country’s affordable housing shortage: converting decommissioned shipping containers for transport by rail or ship into sustainable homes. At a warehouse in Caldwell, indieDwell is rolling out a ...

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