Meridian

Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com

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.

Meridian residents at the public hearing at the city council meeting
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On Tuesday, Meridian City Council passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, joining 13 other Idaho municipalities with similar laws.

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Idaho’s largest school district and a housing developer are at odds over land in Meridian near the site of a proposed new high school.

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Meridian Art Week begins this Tuesday and it will draw the community together for a celebration of art, film and theater. Idaho Matters speaks with Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and City Commissions & Committees Specialist Hillary Blackstone about the week's events.

  • Our team of journalists breaks down the week's headlines.
  • The City of Meridian celebrates art in the community.
  • The Boise Philharmonic announces the 2018-2019 program.

City of Meridian

The last time a comprehensive plan was created for Meridian was 2011, and 30 percent of Meridian's current population wasn't living there. That's why a new plan is coming together, and city officials want your input. We take a closer look on Idaho Matters.

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Treasure Valley housing prices are steadily increasing, as are rental rates. We speak with Boise Regional Realtors CEO Breanna Vanstrom and Equity Idaho Northwest Real Estate's Gary Salisbury about the state of housing in Southwest Idaho.

Four Meridian Executives Face Prison Time

Jul 9, 2018
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On Tuesday, four ex-business executives from Meridian will face a magistrate judge before being sent to prison for numerous counts of fraud. This comes after four years of appeals and legal proceedings.

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A planning group in southwest Idaho is contemplating bringing commuter rail to the region. They’re looking to Utah as an example.

City of Meridian

Meridian is the second-largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing in the nation. Mayor Tammy de Weerd joins Idaho Matters to talk about how that community is handling the influx of residents.

Treasure Valley Family YMCA

Meridian keeps growing and a new YMCA is opening this month to provide healthy activities and modern facilities for young and old in Northwest Ada County. We talk about the amenities available at the new Y, called "The Hill."

  • Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd discusses the growth in her community
  • Big changes in the executive offices of Idaho's higher ed system
  • Efforts to provide broadband internet to rural Idahoans
  • A brand new YMCA opens in Meridian

- Meridian is the second largest city in Idaho and one of the fastest growing in the nation.  Mayor Tammy de Weerd joins Idaho

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One Idaho town is among the fastest-growing communities in the nation. That’s just one finding in the latest release of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) will open this summer in Meridian. Idaho's first medical school will begin classes on August 20 with 162 students enrolled and ready to learn.

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One of Idaho’s largest privately-held companies will be expanding in a big way. Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores has entered into a deal with Chevron that promises growth.

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