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Section 8 housing vouchers assigned to Boise apartments for the homeless (access required)

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority has assigned 40 Section 8 housing vouchers to Boise’s first apartment complex for the chronically homeless. The apartment project is scheduled to be built at the southeast corner of Fairview Avenue and 24th Street ...

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St. Luke’s, Boise Hawks announce deal for downtown Boise stadium

St. Luke’s Health System has agreed to sell 11 acres of land at Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Drive to the owners of the Boise Hawks minor league baseball to build a downtown stadium for the Hawks and a professional soccer ...

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A word with Kevin Booe of the Boise Public Library (access required)

Kevin Booe has been director since 2006 of the Boise Public Library system, which includes the downtown main library, three branches that have been completed within the last decade, and a branch under construction. The main library sees about 4,000 ...

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US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That sales ...

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Idaho Senate spikes transportation funding plan

The Idaho Senate on March 22 killed a roughly $320 million transportation funding plan, effectively squashing hope of passing any significant funding proposal to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges before the end of the session. Senate members have ...

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Coffee shop will join the Chevron station in Harris Ranch

The man who gave Harris Ranch its first service station in 2014 is now building the first coffee shop for Harris Ranch. Steven Tracy is building the 2,000-square-foot Coffee Mill coffee shop right next to his Chevron station and Ranch ...

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Idaho tops nation in job growth for 2016 (access required)

Idaho led the nation in job growth in 2016, mostly because of people moving into the state, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. Idaho added 27,500 jobs between January 2016 and January 2017. The state’s 4 percent growth rate ...

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US housing starts rose in Feb., led by single-family homes

U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...

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