City of Boise

Economy
1:49 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Boise Airport Wins Grant To Help Secure East Coast Flights

The federal government has awarded the Boise Airport $700,000 to help secure direct flights to the eastern U.S.

The airport applied for the Department of Transportation grant over the summer.  A similar application last year was not successful.

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Homeless
11:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

City Of Boise Limits Police Action On Homeless, ACLU Not Satisfied

A homeless man's belongings outside Boise's Corpus Christi day shelter
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

The Boise City Council this week changed its ordinance which makes it illegal to sleep in public places. The council voted not to enforce its “camping” ordinance when homeless shelters are full. That comes after police this summer cracked down on people sleeping on the sidewalk near some of the city’s shelters and homeless advocates and others criticized the move.

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Boise
6:09 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Boise Ethics Commission Says It Doesn't Have Authority To Investigate Alleged Heimlich Coverup

Members of Boise's citizen ethics commission listen to a city attorney offer counsel during a meeting held Thursday afternoon at City Hall. The commission later voted that it does not have the authority to investigate an alleged cover-up in the Boise Fire Department.
Credit Scott Graf / Boise State Public Radio

The City of Boise’s ethics commission says it does not have jurisdiction to conduct an investigation into an alleged cover-up in the city’s fire department.

The four member citizen panel met Thursday afternoon and unanimously agreed that the city statute that governs the ethics commission doesn’t give it such authority. 

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