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Boise City Council Revisits Grove Plaza Transfer Deal

At a Boise City Council meeting this week, councilmembers doubled down on taking over the Grove Plaza from Capital City Development Corporation. Members reconsidered language in the transfer deal.

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Just after 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an active shooter at a business park in Aberdeen, Maryland.

The alleged shooter was a 26-year-old temporary employee of the Rite Aid distribution center who arrived to work and opened fire, killing three people and injuring several others before turning the gun on herself, according to law enforcement officials.

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The publisher of a northern Idaho weekly newspaper is being attacked in anonymous robocalls, accusing him of imposing a "leftist agenda" on Sandpoint.

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Officials from Ketchum and Sun Valley are again weighing a possible consolidation of their fire departments. During a listening session last week, the Sun Valley Director of Public Safety presented a report outlining the pros and cons of combining the resources.

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Public lands are a big deal in the mountain west. Conservationists across our region are celebrating these lands all this month.

 

Growth is arguably the hottest topic in the Treasure Valley. How are the region’s leaders working together to prepare for the burgeoning population?

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Rainbow trout and sagebrush could hold the keys to preserving our iconic western landscape. Idaho’s public universities are partnering to study both species for the next five years.

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A Utah-based developer is looking to build an industrial park in the southeast of Boise near the sprawling Micron campus. The region is already home to several distribution centers, but area residents worry this proposed development could impact their quality of life.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan is defending her use of nondisclosure agreements and the latest round of staff shakeups.

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The city of Nampa is bracing for what’s become something of an avian invasion. Thousands of crows will soon visit the Treasure Valley city and bring a mess of feathers and droppings. Nampa is trying to get ahead of the influx by building a volunteer corps.


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Some Treasure Valley schools have added additional security measures for the new academic year in the wake of several high-profile shootings, including one that left 17 people dead at a Parkland, Florida high school in February.

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'Goblin Planet' Lurking Outside Of Our Solar System

Scientist have found a ' goblin planet ' - a dwarf planet 2.5 times as far from the sun as Pluto. Far enough that one solar orbit takes 40,000 years to complete. Idaho Matters visits the tiny planet with University of Oklahoma assistant professor Nathan Kaib.

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