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Blackfoot murals a draw for locals, visitors (access required)

A small investment in outdoor art has paid big dividends for one Eastern Idaho community’s downtown. “Blackfoot has tried several things to spruce-up downtown and revive its downtown businesses, and the real stand-out success of all of those has been ...

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Downtown Boise may challenge alternative transportation users, but City Go panelists assert that they are undeterred (access required)

Boise has a number of alternative transportation avenues in addition to people driving their own cars, but each method has its own challenges, according to alternative transportation advocates at a recent panel discussion. Lisa Brady, Jordan Morales, Russ Stoddard and ...

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First-time homebuyer savings accounts passed by Legislature (access required)

The Idaho Senate in session on March 18.

The Legislature wants to give potential first-time homebuyers a tax break to encourage them to save up to buy a house. House Bill 589, which establishes first-time homebuyer savings accounts, passed the Idaho House with a vote of 47 – 23 ...

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Amended affirmative action ban passes Legislature (access required)

The legislation for an affirmative action ban has passed the Idaho Legislature — but with an amendment that will protect federal funding contingent on federal affirmative action or related diversity requirements, which had been a concern related to transportation dollars. House ...

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Tech, entrepreneurial community tackle coronavirus (access required)

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Like everyone else, Idaho’s technology and entrepreneurial communities are dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus, including locking down campuses and canceling conferences. This is particularly true because several technology companies have relationships with countries that faced the disease earlier. “We have ...

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