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Boise Planning and Zoning Commissioners voted four to two at a meeting on Monday against a proposed trucking terminal on Eisenman Road. 

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Boise will join nearly 60 cities on Monday, October 8, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. The observance will acknowledge the presence and contributions of Native American, Indigenous, and First Nations people of Boise. We'll speak with an Idahoan who successfully lobbied Mayor David Bieter to replace Columbus Day with this long-awaited observance.

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Boise is anticipating a new main library branch and has hired internationally renowned architect Moshie Safdie to design it. BoiseDev's Don Day has uncovered some questionable expenditures by the city on Safdie and his associates. Day joins Idaho Matters to discuss his findings.

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Five Treasure Valley mayors met on Wednesday to discuss growth in the region. The forum was organized by the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio and it allowed Nampa's Debbie Kling, Boise's David Bieter, Meridian's Tammy de Weerd, Garden City's John Evans and Eagle's Stan Ridgeway to address the issues of housing, transportation and development. Idaho Matters re-caps the discussion.

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Some State of Idaho employees will soon be going to work in a new location on Boise’s west side.

Late last year, the State of Idaho bought the 40-year-old Hewlett Packard company complex adjacent to Chinden Blvd. for $110 million.  Back in the day, the 200-acre site with parking for more than 5,000 vehicles and 1.5 million square feet of office space was the center for HP’s 7,000 high tech employees.  


  • Boise Mayor David Bieter brings us up to date with the state of the city.
  • Safe Sleep Awareness Month brings attention to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Architect Moshe Safdie discusses library design with Boise State Public Radio's Matt Guilhem.

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Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman’s school days start early and end late.

 

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The historic homes along Warm Springs will be highlighted in the 16th Annual Heritage Homes Tour on October 7. Sponsored by Preservation Idaho, the event draws attention to various neighborhoods in Ada County to maintain the architectural legacy of Boise's past. We speak with organizers of the tour and look at why it is important to preserve homes in the region.

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TEDx is searching for speakers in the Boise area and we'll speak with a TED coach about preparing presentations and we'll meet a speaker who can attest to the months of practice that go into delivering a TedX Talk.

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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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This interview was originally broadcast May 30, 2018.

The Boise Police Department offers a free course on how to respond to active shooter scenarios in public. The class fills quickly and we discuss some of those techniques with BPD Officer Kevin Wittmuss.

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This interview was originally broadcast July 10, 2018.

As the population swells in the Treasure Valley, so too will the homeless population. We look at efforts to develop housing options for the valley's homeless.

  • Two valley nonprofits look at ways to house the homeless.
  • Bigfoot!

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The City of Boise has joined a growing list of cities across the country that have committed to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy sources.

 

 

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The Ottoman Empire was responsible for the genocide of about 1.5 million Armenians between 1914 and 1923. Because the tragedy often slips under the radar of history books, many Armenian-Americans are committed to memorializing the event, lest it become forgotten in time. We talk with two men behind the dedication of a memorial in Boise to the Armenian Genocide.

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