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Boise acquires 2.6 acres of open space

The view of the open space parcel along Hill Road. Photo courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation.

The City of Boise announced the purchase of approximately 2.6 acres of open space on Dec. 23 and will engage in “a robust public outreach effort to get feedback on opportunities for the site, which could include agricultural components for ...

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Ada County selling Barber Dam (access required)

The Ada County Commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 23 to auction off the historic and still-operating Barber Dam. The county took possession of the dam and its attached power plant in 1977. The owner at the time failed to pay ...

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Bank new to Idaho to move into Hoff Building

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add new information. Idaho is getting a new bank. Alpine State Bank is owned by the same parent company as Bank of Jackson Hole, based in Jackson, Wyoming, and Vast Bank, based ...

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Entrepreneurship year in review: Follow the money (access required)

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If there was a theme for Idaho’s entrepreneurial community in 2019, it was follow the money.  And increasingly, the money was making its way here. In April, San Francisco-based privately-held financial advisory and investment firm ICONIQ Capital — rumored to ...

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Looking back: Idaho Business Review’s most-read stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year for Idaho with a contentious Boise mayoral race, record-setting growth and appearances for the state on practically every positive top 10 list across the country. But, it appears, nothing could beat the long-awaited appearance of Two-Buck ...

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Meridian approves new comprehensive plan (access required)

Mayor Tammy de Weerd presided over her last Meridian city council meeting on Dec. 17, where the city's new comprehensive plan was approved.

The Meridian City Council approved a new comprehensive plan on Dec. 17, minus a controversial clause over the transition from rural neighborhoods to areas of higher housing density. The excluded clause involved minimum lot sizes in a rural-transition policy that ...

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New movie theater opens in Eagle

EAGLE – Treasure Valley movie buffs have a new place to take in a film. The newly erected 28,301-square-foot Luxe Reel Theatre celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 20 with a Star Wars and Frozen-themed party. Located at 170 E Eagles ...

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Ada County Coordinated Growth Initiative launches new website (access required)

Ada County Commissioners recently launched a website on plans for furthering discussion of the county’s growth and the next steps the commissioners will take to keep the public engaged in the growth conversation. Launched on Dec. 18, the Next Steps website ...

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Most US workers still pay price of no paid parental leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Nancy Glynn could not afford a funeral for her newborn son who died after a premature birth. She was already taking time off from her job as a waitress in Manchester, New Hampshire, to recover from ...

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