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University of Idaho study shows Idaho is becoming urban

A study from the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research shows Idaho has become steadily more urban since the Great Recession. The trend has some worried about the future of the state’s rural communities. “You would expect ...

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CCDC awards $876,000 for Residence Inn public improvements (access required)

Boise’s redevelopment agency has awarded $876,000 to Pennbridge Lodging for various public improvements surrounding the Residence Inn by Marriott that recently started construction on the site of the former Dunkley Music. The Capital City Development Corp. grant, awarded Oct. 13, ...

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard is bullish on the Treasure Valley (access required)

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has opened its first three eateries in the Treasure Valley in the past year. It has a fourth store in the permitting phase for Broadway Boulevard in Boise and another in the works for Eagle ...

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Is LEED losing its luster?

As new rating systems take their place as alternatives to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED,  many developers, architects and builders aren’t feeling as enamored as they once were with the rating system, which for over a decade ...

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Green rooftops improve highrise views, cut heating and cooling costs (access required)

The views from Boise’s tallest buildings have always been spectacular. Far off, the curves of the foothills beckon. In season, the city of trees shows its greenery to advantage, and downtown construction provides nonstop activity. But the higher you get, ...

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A word with Julie Fogerson of Wells Fargo Bank

Julie Fogerson is an assistant vice president in communications for Wells Fargo Bank in Boise. Fogerson grew up in Ontario, Ore., graduated from college in Hawaii with a degree in communications, and then did public relations for several years in ...

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