Idaho

December 19, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Idaho's Treasure Valley has garnered 150 days of air quality alerts in 2007, but is still considered safe by federal air quality standards. With further growth expected, many are concerned that air quality will not be so safe next year.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
November 28, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Agricultural land around Boise, Idaho is facing increasing development pressure, but some farmers hope that a growing city can boost the demand for locally grown produce.</p>
New West
October 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>City officials in Boise, Idaho, are considering a liquidation of properties the city owns and operates as affordable housing. The costs of keeping the housing available is becoming unaffordable for the city.</p>
The Boise Weekly
October 10, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>This article from the <em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em> looks at the conditions that have made Boise one of the country's most successful and thriving cities.</p>
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 5, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>As one of the fastest growing states in the nation, Idaho should begin to think hard about what that growth means to the environment, writes Rachel Winer.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
September 27, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Years of successful growth show little sign of stopping in Idaho, the nation's fastest-growing economy since 2003.</p>
USA Today
September 26, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This editorial from the <em>Idaho Statesman</em> says that a proposal to switch from a per-gallon gas tax to a per-mile taxing system is flawed.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
September 23, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In six states, test runs will assess public attitudes and acceptance of road taxation systems that ditch gas taxes and charge drivers based on how many miles they drive.</p>
USA Today
September 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>As Boise looks to a future of growth and expansion, it is hoping to acquire nearly 2,000 acres of unused federal land from the Bureau of Land Management. But a neighboring suburb also wants to claim the land.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
September 12, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In downtown Boise, recently announced plans to construct a homeless shelter have many local business owners upset and making arrangements to move out of the area. The city, however, is defending its decision to approve the shelter.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
August 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>As roads become more congested, one congestion mitigation proposal would encourage state workers to telecommute.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
July 26, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The Treasure Valley metro area, centered around Boise, Idaho, is the latest region to explore the ideal of rail transit, with officials looking to Salt Lake City as a model.</p>
The Boise Weekly
July 23, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Home to Chinese immigrants before becoming a town known for vice and sin, Garden City, Idaho, is planning a rebirth that leaders and residents hope will transform the community into a desirable and prosperous part of Metro Boise.</p>
The Boise Weekly
July 19, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>With gradual growth in the amount of plans for energy efficient buildings and a rise in applications for LEED certification, Idaho is joining with many other states in a push to build more environmentally-friendly homes and buildings.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
July 17, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A proposal for a water pipeline to bring water to distant developments in Idaho highlights the history of water being diverted farther and farther from its source to feed growth.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
June 13, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>With a number of large-scale condo and apartment developments planned for downtown Boise, seven developers are transforming the formerly vacant downtown into a vibrant neighborhood.</p>
The Idaho Statesman
June 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A state's carbon emissions is largely correlated with the source of its electricity -- the more coal power, the larger the carbon footprint, and the lower the electric rates.</p>
AP via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 10, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With hopes of generating income by selling carbon credits to polluters, Native Americans in Idaho are converting their farmland back to forests. But carbon sequestration is not required in the U.S., lowering the amount of revenue they can generate.</p>
The New York Times
May 8, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A new vision of development in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming is taking shape.</p>
Sonoran Institute
May 2, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>City leaders eager for more control have renewed a debate over Boise's consolidated countywide highway district -- which supporters argue provide better service and saves taxpayers money.</p>
The (Boise) Idaho Statesman