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Processing election rhetoric? Best to do it at home.

Like most people who are paying attention to this season’s presidential race, I have read and heard things over the past few weeks that have caused genuine soul-searching. It’s hard to process all of it. My first impulse is to ...

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Tech entrepreneurs, students will meet at Startup Week in Boise

Entrepreneurs and students from around the state are heading to Boise Oct. 17 through Oct. 21 to participate in more than 40 events for small businesses. A team of Idaho business owners and economic developers worked with the startup accelerator ...

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Off-the-grid estate sells in Sagle

A 104-acre off-the-grid Sagle estate that was previously listed at $11.5 million was sold at auction for $1.98 million in August. The property includes a 7,000-square-foot, six-bedroom house with five bathrooms, a horse barn, a two-bedroom guest house, organic gardens, ...

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2 families look for changes in law after losing cabins in state auction

Two Idaho families are researching their legal options after they lost their cabins at the latest Payette Lake state land auction August 19. The Idaho Land Board gave the Idaho Department of Lands the power to sell the land it owns ...

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Lawmakers might tackle gas tax next year

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Lawmakers could be asked to tackle a gas tax and workforce training in next year’s legislative session. Those were two issues that came up at the Southwest Idaho Legislative Summit Sept. 23, one of several meetings the Idaho Chamber Alliance ...

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Boise Airport dusts off its 2010 master plan for an update

The Boise Airport expects to have the first public meeting in October for an update of its 30-year master plan from 2010. The update will likely take 12 to 18 months to address short, medium, and long-term airport plans. There ...

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Hailey raises minimum city employee wages to $15 an hour

Hailey will raise the minimum wage for its city employees from $12 an hour to $15 an hour Oct. 1. The city’s budget ordinance was passed Aug. 15. The budget included two provisions for employees concerning wages and benefits. Hailey ...

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The next great cosmic event

The 2017 school year is still more than a year away, but Chris Anderson, the coordinator of the Faulkner Planetarium at College of Southern Idaho, is already preparing for the first day of his annual physics class. That day, August ...

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