Boise

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American cities are showcasing their bike-friendliness in efforts to attract new businesses and healthy workforces and Boise is doing everything to stay ahead of the trend. Cynthia Gibson, executive director of the Idaho Walk/Bike Alliance and Dave Fotsch, director of Boise Green Bike (and BSPR community advisory board member) discuss ways in which Boise is improving its bike-ability.

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Idaho worst in country for working mothers . . . two more gubernatorial candidates sound off . . . and bicycling in Boise . . . 

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A community court to aid homeless Idahoans . . . student journalists in the 21st century . . . and we hear from two Idaho gubernatorial candidates . . . 

Five foothills homeowners recently won a lawsuit against a number of defendants after the ground beneath their homes slid downhill, pulling apart the structures. With the rapid influx of residents to the Treasure Valley, planners and developers are looking for the safest, most sustainable ways to integrate new development with the region's landscape.

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter joined Idaho Matters to talk about the explosive population growth in the Treasure Valley, responsible and sustainable development and what the future looks like for the City of Trees.

In 2017, Boise's Greenbelt sustained massive damage as a result of a wet winter and subsequent flooding. So as spring settles in this time around, it's no wonder folks are recalling the events of last year.

Atlanta-based developers the Greenstone Group are hoping to build a multi-purpose sports stadium in South Boise to host minor league baseball games and other athletic events. The project has the support of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and some other high-caliber boosters.

University of Idaho physics professor Jason Barnes would like to go to the Saturnian moon, Titan. Not him, personally, rather he'd like to send a giant drone-like rotorcraft to the moon to gather data.

By most indices, the Treasure Valley is the fastest growing region in the country, rapidly driving up property values.  But unlike similar booms in Atlanta, Phoenix and Las Vegas, new housing starts are not matching the explosion in population.

James Castle House

Apr 25, 2018

On Saturday, the City of Boise will open the James Castle House to the public after three years of renovation.  The site was home to James Castle for more than half of his life; the hearing-impaired artist was self-taught and used his drawings to communicate with others.  In the forty years since his death, his work has been on exhibition around the world and pieces have sold for thousands. 

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

This week, the City of Boise opens up the James Castle House to the public after three years of work on the property.

Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

As the City of Boise prepares to open up the James Castle House this week to the public, the workers restoring the property say they have found new work by the artist hidden behind the walls of the home.

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The American Lung Association is out with its annual State of the Air report, and the findings about Idaho are mixed.

Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

Treefort Music Fest 2018 is underway. This annual Boise music event is also known for other activities, called forts, as in Storyfort, Yogafort and Alefort - and even Comedyfort.

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The City of Boise will soon marry two of its residents’ favorite passions: mountain bikes and dogs.

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