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The first Housing Innovation Hub conference (access required)

Levi Smith, president and CEO of Franklin Building Supply, has a vision to make Boise “the place for housing innovation.” To further this goal, he has spearheaded an initiative called the Housing Innovation Hub, which had its first conference April ...

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Children over brick and mortar – maximizing facility financing solutions to better serve students

Five Bluum-partner charter schools are saving millions of dollars in facilities costs and pouring those funds into programs for kids, thanks to a 2019 Idaho law that allows public charter schools to use the state’s creditworthiness to borrow money at ...

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Boise State garners NSA award; New platform boon for rural security  (access required)

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Boise State University (BSU) has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency. A recent partnership with a cybersecurity firm and its monitoring tools will likely enhance that distinction.  BSU garnered the ...

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Westphal to succeed Fillmore at SDE

The State Department of Education (SDE) has announced its Child Nutrition Programs director, Colleen Fillmore, has retired after 26 years with the organization. Fillmore retired Feb. 15. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra said Fillmore has been a great partner ...

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New Market Tax Credits for old Boise building (access required)

Artist rendering of the remodeled A.S. Tiner Building on Main Street in downtown Boise.

If she were alive today, Mrs. A. S. Tiner would be happy to see the plans to restore and remodel the building that Wayland & Fennell designed and she built in 1910 at 1010 W. Main in Boise. Recreating an ...

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Chobani expands scholarship program  (access required)

Chobani, in its effort to create a more equitable future for students pursuing careers in the agriculture field, recently expanded its scholarship program with an additional $1 million for the University of Idaho and Cornell University in New York. The ...

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