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Ada County plans $6 million jail expansion (access required)

Ada County plans to break ground this week on a $6 million, 308-bed addition to its existing jail facility on Barrister Drive near Cole Road, Boise. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot addition is planned for the east end of the jail complex. ...

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8th St. Marketplace to bloom, new owners vow (access required)

Boise’s 8th Street Marketplace, which has withered since Boise Towne Square opened 15 years ago, will blossom into shops, restaurants, offices and a 10-screen cinema if its new owners’ plans are carried out this year and next. The near-downtown warehouse ...

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Theater owners mull new cinema's impact (access required)

The impact of a 10-screen movie theater as part of a revamped 8th Street Marketplace in downtown Boise is unclear, but some Boise movie theater owners expressed doubts about the planned cinema’s viability. Mark Rivers, principal of Bethesda, Md.-based Brix ...

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Idaho eyes option for covering uninsured (access required)

Concerns about a significant segment of the population going without health care benefits aren’t new, but there’s no let-up in concern among people studying the issue and affected by it. Medical professionals, health-care researchers, business advocates and Gov. Dirk Kempthorne ...

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When workers go to war, who bears costs? (access required)

When a National Guard member or armed forces reservist receives the call to active-duty military service, what happens to his or her job and benefits? Federal law provides some civilian job protections for people called to full-time military service, but ...

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68-acre mixed-use development planned for north side of Kuna (access required)

A developer hopes to break ground this summer on a 68-acre, mixed-use development on the north side of Kuna with more than 400 dwelling units – plus a Hyde Park-inspired retail / commercial component. Steven Ribeiro seeks approval of a ...

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Trademark dispute leads to name change for Compass Inc. real estate (access required)

Boise residential and commercial real estate firm Compass Inc. has been superseded by a new real estate entity called Sel-Equity as a result of a trademark infringement dispute with similarly named Compass Commercial Properties, a Boise brokerage company. Kristen Van ...

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CM Co. of Boise wins contract to build Caldwell YMCA (access required)

CM Co., Boise, has won a contract to build the Caldwell YMCA, on which construction is slated to begin this fall and be completed by the end of 2004, in time for opening in January 2005. CM – which oversaw ...

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Correction (access required)

A story in the March 3 issue of the Business Review, headlined “Tough times can be golden, Valley ad agencies discover,” incorrectly said WHO Marketing Communications relocated to Boise from Portland in 2001. The firm opened in Boise in July ...

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