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McLean defeats Bieter overwhelmingly in Boise mayoral race

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Boise City Council President Lauren McLean soundly defeated four-term incumbent Mayor David Bieter in Tuesday’s runoff election to become Boise’s first regularly elected female mayor. With all of the city’s 88 precincts counted, McLean had 65.5% to Bieter’s 34.5% of ...

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Governor accepts broadband report, but plans on hold until January (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little has accepted recommendations from the broadband internet task force he created, but how many of them will be implemented will depend on how the budget shakes out. “Governor Little is currently reviewing the recommendations and will determine ...

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Idaho Opportunity Zones get new interest, challenges

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As an important deadline approaches, Idaho’s Opportunity Zones are getting more attention from inside and outside the state. At the same time, the state could lose two of its 28 Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones, a community development program established by ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Brad Frazer, Hawley Troxell partner and intellectual property expert

Brad Frazer wants to help Idaho companies protect their intellectual property and avoid “leaving money on the table.” A member of Hawley Troxell’s business and finance group, he also chairs the firm’s internet and intellectual property group. Frazer has shared ...

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Valley County highway levy hits the end of the road (access required)

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A plan to raise money for roads didn’t work out for Valley County during the recent election. The west central county, which includes McCall, tried to raise $2 million through a road levy to help replace federal funding the county ...

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Governor returns from nine-day Asian trade mission (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little has returned from a nine-day trade mission to Hong Kong and Taiwan, but it may take years for the trip to bear fruit. “You don’t know for a long time,” Little said, noting that Idaho just got ...

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Mountain Home downtown revitalization nears completion (access required)

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Downtown Mountain Home is getting a new look. By mid-December, the community’s first phase of downtown revitalization is scheduled to be completed roughly three months after it broke ground. The dated infrastructure hadn’t been updated since the 1960s, said Courtney ...

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