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Boise resident looks at election to reshape GBAD board (access required)

Boise newcomer Michael Sullivan believes the Greater Boise Auditorium District board has turned its back on the city’s visitors bureau, and he’s looking to remake the board. Two seats on the district board are up for election in 2011. “My ...

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Federal free-lunch program numbers up; indicates higher poverty (access required)

The number of children who qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program rose at several Idaho school districts this year. While statewide numbers won’t be reported until March, an early sampling of districts found that the proportion of ...

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Ada County courthouse parking rates to drop (access required)

Ada County courthouse visitors will be able to park for an hour free and pay only $1 per hour when the county takes over parking at the downtown Boise facility on Oct. 1. County commissioners inked a series of agreements with ...

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EPA fines Idaho Falls company for water violations

Federal environmental regulators say an Idaho Falls oil company has agreed to pay $15,000 in fines for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty Monday for John C. Berry & Sons Inc. The ...

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Tamarack asks judge to name restructuring officer

Tamarack Resort wants a federal judge to appoint a restructuring officer to help sell the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway. Tamarack lawyers have asked U.S. Bankrutpcy Judge Terry Myers to let Michael Fleischer oversee the sale of the resort, which ...

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S. Idaho Rural Development director eyes urban-renewal tool (access required)

Larry Hall, recently hired director of new entity Southern Idaho Rural Development, wants smaller towns to have some of the same tools as their larger counterparts. Forming urban renewal districts that can issue bonds is one such tool. “What we ...

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Highway 12 battle continues to brew (access required)

KAMIAH – Lewis and Clark traversed part of the route that would one day become U.S. Highway 12 during their 1804-06 Corps of Discovery mission to the Pacific Ocean. So did the Nez Perce Indians during the tribe’s epic 1877 ...

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FAA says hangar homes won’t fly in Sandpoint

Life doesn’t get much more convenient for a private plane owner than taxiing from the driveway of his or her home through a special fence opening directly onto an airport taxiway or runway. The popularity of such “hangar homes” on ...

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Panel opts not to cut Idaho lawmaker pay

A panel appointed to set pay for Idaho lawmakers has recommended that legislators keep their current salaries at $16,116 a year, in a decision Sept. 15. The Idaho Legislative Compensation Committee opted against pay cuts and instead reduced how much ...

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