Opinion & Analysis

Editor’s note: How and why we produced our investigation on Highway 55

Today, we are publishing the result of a long-term investigation into the Idaho 55 construction zone near Smith's Ferry. In March of 2021, BoiseDev's Autum...

Note from Don: BoiseDev Boost partners with Camp River Run. Non-profit helps kids with medical conditions go to camp

For the next year, BoiseDev will partner with Camp River Run as part of our Boost community partnership program. With 50 worthy applicants, the...

Analysis: A sale? A breakup? Acquisitions? Nothing? Options for Albertsons after strategic review announcement

NEWS ANALYSIS In recent years, BoiseDev has put increasing focus on covering Boise-based Albertsons Companies, with more than 100 news stories, dozens of scoops, an...

Note from Don: The Boost by BoiseDev to help promote a local nonprofit

In the five years or so since BoiseDev has launched, it's been tremendously fulfilling to see this one-time hobby grow into a full-fledged news...

What’s in store in ’22? Housing, jobs, growth, tall buildings, new projects, and more on the radar

NEWS ANALYSIS As we start 2022, everyone's eyes on the Treasure Valley remain fixed on what growth will bring. After two unprecedented years in 2020...

Review: New national podcast (slowly) tells the story of Bruce Willis and Hailey, Idaho

iHeartMedia recently launched a podcast that says it will tell the story of Bruce Willis buying up key properties in the town of Hailey,...

“Breaking news out of Boise, Idaho:” Our community begins to process jarring crime in familiar place

NEWS ANALYSIS "We have breaking news out of Boise, Idaho tonight." Even in our changing media environment, hearing Lester Holt say that simple but foreign phrase...

Analysis: Study says Boise housing is overvalued. Local real estate experts push back. What’s happening?

NEWS ANALYSIS Last week, Fortune Magazine posted a story with an intriguing headline: "These are the most overvalued housing markets in the US." The photo on the...

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...