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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan has lost another two key members of her campaign team just two months before the election.

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Several tall residential buildings are planned for downtown Boise as living space in the city’s core is at a premium. The growth is expanding beyond downtown to a long neglected site on the bench.


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Idaho’s obesity rate is on the rise again. It now ranks as the 32nd most obese state in the country according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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A federal judge has extended a temporary ban on grizzly bear hunting near Yellowstone National Park while he mulls the animal’s fate.

 

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The Liberty Bell replica and other parts of the Idaho Capitol have been cleaned up after state officials found graffiti on the landmarks this week.

New numbers from Boise Regional Realtors are out detailing the Treasure Valley’s housing market for last month. The rising cost of a house is proving a consistent trend.

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With fall approaching and the weather starting to change, many of the big wildfires across the West are being tamed. 


In an effort to adapt to Boise’s rapid growth, Mayor Dave Bieter unveiled ambitious initiatives for some of the most critical issues facing the city in his annual address to the city Wednesday.

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A leaked memo this week from the Interior Department shows Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to give states more clout over wildlife management on public lands, unless it conflicts with federal law.

 

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Fall is just around the corner, and – according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac – a wet winter will follow.

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Lauren Zinsser keeps tabs on the health of the Boise River, from Lucky Peak to Parma.

Boise State Public Radio announced Wednesday it has hired Heath Druzin as a member of the inaugural cohort of Audion Fellows, who will spend two years reporting on the role of guns in American life as part of a new national “Guns & America” reporting collaborative. All 10 fellows have been hired by participating public newsrooms across the country.

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Those with an interest in cryptozoology should mark their calendars. A conference focusing on Bigfoot is coming to Pocatello.

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There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright.

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The Jerome-based company Capps Inc. has applied to increase the truck load weight on the 40-mile stretch from Shoshone to Airport Way in Hailey. The company hauls grain, compost, hay and straw between farms in the Magic and Wood River Valleys.

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