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Joint surgery clinic opens at Saint Alphonsus (access required)

A new Joint Preservation and Reconstruction Clinic saw its first patients March 30 on the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center campus in Boise. The center offers joint preservation and reconstruction technologies to treat conditions such as arthritis, bone infection, hip ...

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Ada County home prices increase at double the national rate (access required)

U.S. and Boise home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in February ...

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A word with Ryan Woodings, chief geek at Metageek (access required)

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Ryan Woodings is chief geek at MetaGeek LLC, a Boise company that makes devices that help wireless users speed up their Wi-Fi. Woodings, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Brigham Young University, took his first full-time ...

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Boise defies nationwide March decline in new home sales

Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted nationally in March, but home sales rose that month in Boise. Ada County saw 134 new homes sold in March, according to the Ada County Association of Realtors. There were 109 new homes sold ...

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Metro Express Car Wash expands to Colorado (access required)

The first Metro Express Car Wash outside Idaho will open in fall in Colorado in the Denver suburb of Sheridan. Hall of Fame car wash entrepreneur Bill Martin built his reputation with three car washes in Boise, Nampa and Meridian ...

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Community college purchases land at twice assessed value

The College of Western Idaho has purchased a 10-acre lot of land at $8.8 million, twice the value assigned to it for tax purposes, but officials say they did not overpay. The community college’s board chairwoman Mary Niland said April ...

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Schools in timber country receive funding reprieve

Schools in Idaho timber country will continue to receive a share of money from the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Idaho schools received $7.2 million from the program in 2013-14. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a two-year ...

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$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of western sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling ...

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