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Kelsey Grey / Idaho Statesman

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

Ada County Statehouse Capitol Building Secretary of State Denney
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

After more than 100 years of doing things the old-fashioned way, businesses in Idaho can now file reports online.

Joy Pruitt / The Center for Public Integrity

Tuesday, the Northwest Climate Conference will be held in Boise. Kate Gordon is an analyst at the Paulson Institute and will speak about how climate change affects economic growth, including its impacts in Idaho.

Bart / Flickr

A new veteran’s cemetery is coming to the Gem State. The facility in the eastern part of the state will be Idaho’s third burial ground for those who served in the armed forces.


Boise State University

The Physics Department at Boise State University wants to buy a digital planetarium to help teach kids about STEM. And they’re hoping to raise money to pay for the project.

Our region is home to some of the hottest housing markets in the country but that trend may slowing down. 

Sigma Pi Sigma National Office / Flickr

A famous experimental physicist who lived in eastern Idaho has died. Leon Lederman was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on subatomic particles.


Norm Gunning / Boise State Public Radio

Boise Police have a new tool in their crime fighting arsenal: drones. However, the Boise Police Department calls them unmanned aerial vehicles.   The department now has four drones, and four officers have FAA Remote Pilot Certification.

Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

Both the Republican and Democrat running to be Idaho’s next governor appeared Tuesday night for a conversation at the College Of Idaho.


Department of Interior

The nation’s first commercial oil-shale mine could be built here in our region. The Bureau of Land Management issued a decision that allows a mine in Utah’s Uinta Valley to move forward.

Headwaters Economics

A recent report looking at Bonner County in Idaho reveals – like many communities across the state – the area enjoys a lot of economic benefits from outdoor recreation and trails.

USFWS

The Department of Interior just released a new science policy that it says will increase transparency. But conservationists are concerned. 

HP Entrance Hewlett Packard Chinden
Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

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.  


James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Idaho’s gubernatorial election will be historic no matter who wins. On the Democratic side, potentially Idaho’s first female governor – and the nation’s first Native American governor. On the other, Republican Brad Little who even his supporters call low key. But he is a traditional conservative running in a traditionally conservative state.

Boise State Public Radio

Idaho and Mississippi are in the crosshairs of scammers.

State authorities are warning residents to be wary when giving out their personal information to anyone calling and offering to register them to vote.


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