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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs statewide rent control law

Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon became the first state to impose mandatory rent controls when Gov. Kate Brown signed a pioneering measure last week. The bill establishing tenant protections had moved swiftly through the Legislature. Many ...

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New fire station keeps pace with Meridian’s growth (access required)

The surge of growth in Meridian is impacting not only the city’s demand for homes and schools, but also the necessary resources to keep the community safe. One of Meridian’s priorities — getting fire station No. 6 built in one of ...

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Idaho high court says defamation can be implied

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity against ...

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Construction of rumored Amazon facility on hold (access required)

A proposed construction project in Nampa where online retailer Amazon is presumed to be the intended tenant has been delayed. The City of Nampa announced Thursday that the Newport Beach, California-based developer of a project, referred to by the code ...

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5 finalists vie to be Boise State University president

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next president of Boise State University. The Idaho State Board of Education announced the finalists Sunday. They were picked from a list of more than 60 candidates vying to become ...

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Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown Boise, and spent several years raising money to build the ...

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