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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.

The outdoor recreation industry is growing faster than ever, especially in our region. In fact, new statistics show this sector grew faster than the overall U.S. economy.

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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.


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. 


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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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Starting in October, you’ll only be able to bring cats and dogs to serve as an emotional support animal on all Alaska Airlines flights.

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School is back in session, temperatures have mellowed and Labor Day is Monday. It’s only a matter of time before we’re firmly back in sweater weather territory. As summer ebbs, the final three-day weekend of the season offers the chance for a last little trip.

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The Trump Administration has announced details to its agriculture mitigation program. The move is a reaction to what the White House says is “unjustified retaliation by foreign nations," and is meant to offset financial losses for producers who depend on global exports.

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Cheeky's Boutique retails their brand of western wear for women on their website and in multiple brick-and-mortar stores. The company, which operates out of New Plymouth, has enjoyed explosive growth in recent years - enough so that Inc. magazine recognized them as one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the country. Idaho Matters speaks with the founder of Cheeky's about the ingredients for a successful business.

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The Idaho Department of Labor released numbers indicating a slight increase in unemployment claims in Southern Idaho, many of those in the manufacturing sector. Idaho Matters looks at the numbers to determine if this is an ongoing trend for Idaho manufacturers or if the one-tenth percent increase is just a minor blip.

The Boise City Council cleared the way for another residential development in the heart of the city. The building will be the third from a Los Angeles-based developer.

A major outdoor apparel company is moving its global headquarters to Colorado. The move comes amid the growing economic and political power of the multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation industry in our region.

Mountain Rides Transportation Authority

Mountain Rides Transportation Authority provides bus service in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Hailey, Bellevue and Carey – and vanpool service to more rural communities like Fairfield, Jerome and Gooding.

The Idaho Small Business Development Center aids business owners and entrepreneurs in growing their businesses and the region's economy. We speak with the SBDC and an area business owner who uses their services.

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