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Boise State offers student interns to small businesses at no cost

If you own a small business and could use some extra hands, Boise State is offering up interns at no cost to employers. BSU’s Bronco...

‘Very optimistic:’ How COVID-19 changed Idaho tourism and what’s next for Boise, McCall, Sun Valley & beyond

Summer is just around the corner. After a long year or so during the COVID-19 pandemic, Idahoans and people across the region are dreaming...

‘On everybody’s radar’: As many as 1-in-5 Ada Co. homes not going to primary homeowners

Real estate markets are tight in markets across the country and it’s not just homeowners buying them.  The combination of record-low interest rates, a nationwide...

‘A perfect storm’: Lumber and other building material shortages help drive valley home prices

Gene Harding’s construction company often has homes sitting around the Treasure Valley waiting to be finished.  No, it’s not because of lack of demand or...

‘More competition’: Some local employers struggle to fill jobs as the economy roars back to life

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a hopping place during the dinner rush, but the popular restaurant closes an hour earlier than it used to.  The restaurant...

McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking visitors, who don't live...

Level up: Idaho programs help skill up workers for new jobs

Parker Carey got a leg up into his first job with the help of the State of Idaho.  Instead of flipping burgers or busing tables,...

‘It’s a punishment’: Childcare shortages squeezing wallets and Idaho’s economy

It took a year of phone calls, Google searches, multiple waiting lists, hopes, prayers, and a detailed spreadsheet for Krissy Kulmann to land a...

State says Idaho’s economic rebound one of nation’s strongest

According to a new report from the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho's economy is rebounding faster than almost anywhere in the country. The report said...

Legislators consider rollback of big property tax break for Boise’s Micron

Idaho Democrats are sticking to their tried and true playbook of property tax relief proposals in the 2021 legislative session. But, this year their...

Explain this to me: Inside Idaho’s complicated property tax system

It’s a familiar dread — seeing a letter from the county assessor in the mail. Even though it’s not technically your property tax bill,...

Downtown Boise restaurants, bars seek aid as they face ‘dire’ situation

Will Hay, co-owner of the Spacebar Arcade in downtown Boise, practices yoga and tries to follow Taoist teachings — accepting the ebbs and flows...

‘Insufficient supply:’ Local real estate market pops to another high driven by few homes for sale

The median price of a home in Ada County hit another record. The price stands at $425,000 in November, Just one year ago, the...

More people flock to real estate jobs as housing market booms

As Idaho’s real estate market booms, the ranks of real estate agents in the Gem State continues to grow right along with it. In November,...

Out with the gowns, in with the sweaters: Locally owned boutiques weathering COVID-19

The pandemic shut down more than just big national stores mall last spring.  Locally-owned clothing stores in Boise also shut their doors alongside their corporate...