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Notebook: We asked for Bryan Harsin’s Twitter block list. We found news along the way, including a vision for Boise State’s future

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK This fall and winter brought tremendous change to the athletics department at Boise State University. A shortened football season that ended without...

Get Local: Ideas on where and how to shop local this season

NEWS ANALYSIS Every holiday season, we hear about the importance of shopping local. This year, however, shopping Treasure Valley businesses is vital to the survival...

Twelve local CEOs to Idahoans: ‘Let’s agree to unite against this virus’

SUBMITTED OPINION To our friends, neighbors and colleagues, On March 13, Idaho confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Today, a little more than eight months...

First-person account: I got COVID in Boise. I’m fine, but here’s what I went through

Editor's note: A few weeks ago, we hired new reporter Autum Robertson. This spring, she contracted COVID-19. We thought her perspective as a...

Analysis: Boise’s mall area a significant local economic engine, tied to big national retailers

NEWS ANALYSIS A month ago Friday, Boise Towne Square locked the doors. All of the 100-plus stores remain dark. No cash registers ringing. No...

Note from the publisher: BoiseDev’s content is free – today and always. Your support makes it possible

As we near almost a month since the COVID-19 pandemic started to impact Idaho, I wanted to step back and say thank you. Thank you...

Notebook: Everything changed in March. Except Idaho’s spirit

The time changed. And then, so did everything else.  The word March often comes before the word madness. But it’s a silly, joyful, playful form...

Notebook: Quiet Downtown Boise has echoes of 1980s. Tomorrow depends on today’s actions

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK The story of Downtown Boise's rise, and fall - and rise again - is almost legendary. Early attempts at urban renewal tore...

A note from Don: BoiseDev will keep covering the news you need in unprecedented times

Friends - What an extraordinary week it has been. Last Thursday, I wrote my first story related to the coronavirus pandemic. Since that...

Little: History will remember our reaction to coronavirus, so let’s be there for each other

OPINION By Gov. Brad Little I’ve been talking to many Idahoans about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Everyone has an opinion, and most people are doing their...

Analysis: Time of transition strikes friction between Boise’s mayor and (former?) fire chief

NEWS ANALYSIS The political transition at Boise City Hall might be over in title, but not in function. Lauren McLean became mayor in January, replacing 16-year...

Oh hey, Boise’s on another list. Why isn’t this exciting anymore?

NEWS ANALYSIS You might have noticed that BoiseDev isn't a place the trumpets a lot of those magazine or online lists. We profiled one this...

Analysis: Boise named one of Inc.’s ‘Surge Cities:’ Why this ranking actually matters

NEWS ANALYSIS We get one ore more "Boise is ranked X on Y list" emails every day. Most of them are... pointless. But when Inc....

Brady: With political winds changing, Meridian council member advocates for progress on rail-line transit

NEWS ANALYSIS During recent city elections, candidates dreamed sugar plum dreams about rail transportation between Caldwell and Micron along the corridor owned by the Union...

Opinion: People will move to Idaho (yes, even from California). Let’s welcome them and work together on future challenges

OPINION OF THE PUBLISHER Last night, Tyler Rausa posted something to twitter that turned my head - and turned my stomach. Someone left a printed message...