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On The Monday, July 23, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

  • A Nampa think tank looks at "healthy" modes of growth.
  • The Treasure Valley housing market contiues its skyward trajectory.
  • The Learning Lab provides literacy education for low-income adults and families.
  • Bartenders and imbibers alike lament the shortage of Aperol.

- The Healthy Impact Nampa Coalition is looking at growth in their region in terms of cultivating the healthiest community it can. The council is looking at housing, transportation, food access and other areas that can impact both the well being of the indivdual resident and the health of the community. We'll speak with the program's manager about new ways to look at growth.

- Treasure Valley housing prices are steadily increasing, as are rental rates. We'll 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.

- The Learning Lab in Garden City provides literacy education for low-income adults and instructional services for families with young children. With a commitment to "teach and encourage adults who struggle with literacy [and] help families discover the joy of learning so all children start kindergarten ready to read," the Learning Lab looks to education to strengthen the community.

- The bitter Italian cordial Aperol is in short supply and on Monday's Idaho Matters we'll find out why.