City of Boise

City of Boise

A City of Boise program designed to give residents more say in improving their neighborhoods is expanding to three new areas.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

When China put a ban on plastics at the beginning of the year, it sent shockwaves through the global recycling market. Cities across Idaho and the country have been struggling to find a new use for their recycled material.

Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

After nearly two years, homeowners have settled out of court with the city of Boise after part of a subdivision in the foothills was damaged by a landslide.

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In Boise, the days of throwing all of your recyclable material in the same bin are over. That’s because China -- which used to accept recycled material from around the world -- put stringent new standards into effect January 1. 

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Next Friday, the City of Boise Parking Services will launch a month-long curbside pick-up and drop-off zone in downtown during weekend nights. The pilot project is meant to keep congestion at bay between 5th Street and 6th Street on Main Street.

Idaho Statesman

Communities around the world – including in Idaho – have grown accustomed to sending their recycled plastic to China. But on January first, a new Chinese policy went into effect that bans the importation of certain plastics.

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Republic Services picks up paper, aluminum and plastics in southwest Idaho communities from Middleton to Mountain Home. The company is no longer accepting plastics numbered 3-7, which includes things like pipes, plastic bags, some food containers and plastic utensils.

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Longer enforcement hours and higher rates could be coming for downtown Boise parking meters early next year. A proposal from the city would mean visitors would no longer enjoy free parking at meters on Saturdays in the downtown core.

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Samantha Wright / Boise State Public Radio

Boise State University is no longer interested in sharing a proposed sports stadium downtown with the city.

 


Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

The City of Boise has begun its formal campaign to build support for a 5,000-seat downtown sports stadium.

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Following the worst Treasure Valley winter in a generation, the Ada County Highway District says it's shifting things around by putting residential streets on its snow plowing priority list.

Dave Crawforth / Preservation Idaho

Every year, the nonprofit group Preservation Idaho puts on its Heritage Home Tour, spotlighting unique neighborhoods around Boise. This Sunday’s 15th annual tour takes us to the Randolph Robertson neighborhood on the Bench.

City of Boise

Apparently, there was a lot of pent-up demand for composting.

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The City of Boise wants people to move their inaccessible bins from alleys to the street. The request comes after winter storms that have made some alleys with piled-up snow and ice impossible for trucks to navigate.

Here's the full press release from the city:

BPD

One of two Idaho police officers who were shot during a search for a fugitive was released from the hospital over the weekend, while the other remains in critical condition.

The Boise Police Department said in a news release Saturday that a 17-year veteran of the department, who was not identified, is in critical condition at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He was shot multiple times.

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