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New software to speed up Boise permit process

Bruce Chatterton, director of the Planning & Development Services department in Boise, has long experience with the paperwork generated by the city’s development regulations. “You’ll see people come in here with refrigerator dollies, with plans that the average person couldn’t ...

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Boise partners with Idaho SBDC on new incubator

The city of Boise is partnering with the Idaho Small Business Development Center, a statewide business consulting and training organization, to run its new business incubator for alternative energy startups. Boise Mayor David Bieter announced the agreement during a City ...

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Build America Bonds subsidy benefits BSU project (access required)

Boise State University recently saved nearly $1 million (present value basis) by financing its College of Business and Economics building project largely through the Build America Bonds program. The program would be extended from the end of this year to ...

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City of Boise sees rail as boon for Idaho business (access required)

Companies in southern Idaho plan to take a closer look at rail transport if the city of Boise pushes ahead with plans announced last week to transform the local rail infrastructure. The city signed an agreement with Boise Valley Railroad ...

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Crapo financial reform amendment fails

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to financial reform legislation brought by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo that would have capped bailouts to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The measure failed with 47 lawmakers voting in favor and 46 ...

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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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