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Greek life is growing at Boise State (access required)

Fraternity and sorority membership has grown tenfold in the last five years at Boise State University. In 2010, the school had fewer than 100 members of a fraternity or sorority. Now, it has more than 1,000, said Jeremiah Shinn, the ...

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CCDC picks LocalConstruct for Watercooler apartments at 14th and Idaho (access required)

With two proposals matched as closely as commissioners can recall, the CCDC Board of Commissioners – in a split decision – on May 18 sided with The Owyhee owners LocalConstruct to build a mixed-use apartment/retail complex at 14th and Idaho ...

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A word with Kathleen McRoberts of Third Party Reproductive Law (access required)

Kathleen McRoberts is the founder of a 5-year-old Boise law firm called Third Party Reproductive Law, where she helps intended parents with the legal aspects of surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation. McRoberts is a former engineer and ...

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Idaho company faces fines in employee’s fatal bear mauling

An Idaho company is facing a proposed $15,000 in fines after its 31-year-old employee Adam Stewart was killed in a Teton Wilderness bear mauling. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering ...

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PerforMix is expanding to Rupert (access required)

Nampa-based PerforMix Nutrition Systems is building a fourth production facility in Rupert that will be the largest producer of liquid feed supplements for dairy cattle and beef in the Pacific Northwest, company President Jim Keppen said. The Rupert facility will ...

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Visitors Bureau chief wants to diversify, increase budget (access required)

The new head of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau wants the organization to expand its income beyond two hotel tax-based sources. Carrie Westergard, who started working at the agency in January, said she would like to “turn over every ...

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