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City greenlights new East Main Historic District (access required)

Preservationists are hailing a unanimous vote by the Boise City Council on Dec. 11 that created a new historic district – an action which will protect 11 properties in an area of eastern downtown Boise. Now known as the East ...

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St. Luke’s sky bridge hoisted into place (access required)

Construction crews worked quickly over the weekend of Dec. 14-15 to install the new sky bridge connecting the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion with St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. The steel and glass bridge now hangs over Avenue B between East ...

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Couple donates land for future city park (access required)

The city of Boise will soon have some new parkland thanks to a donation from a local family. Aaron and Sue Howell said they will gift the city 16 acres of land in southeast Boise to add to its Ribbon ...

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OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a ...

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AGC bestows SIR award on longtime member (access required)

Idaho Associated General Contractors honored a longtime member with a SIR Award during the organization’s annual banquet, which was held at the Boise Centre on Dec. 6. Evan Goodwin, one of the owners of Sunroc Construction, was given the highest ...

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Idaho State University receives $2 million from Albertson Foundation to expand CTE (access required)

photo of isu computerized machining program

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is donating $2 million to the Idaho State University College of Technology capital campaign to help renovate a building on the Pocatello campus in which to consolidate some of its career technical education (CTE) ...

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Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas (access required)

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday ...

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Firms have financial options after disaster

Too often businesses hit by disaster – whether a natural disaster or a man-made occurrence – will close permanently. But with adequate planning – and some help from financial institutions – closure can be avoided. Lenders said that a business ...

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