Mar. 7, 2016

From Boise to Shanghai, 4 BSU Students Compete for Hult Prize to Make a Global Impact

A group of determined Boise State University MBA students are packing their bags and heading to Shanghai. The four entrepreneurs are competing for $1 million, hoping their business plan will change the world.

The challenge given for those competing for the Hult Prize - a global business competition for social entrepreneurs in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative - was to come up with a solution to one of the world’s most dire issues:  finding a way for people living in crowded urban places to double their income by 2022.

During their research and planning, the team took advantage of diverse cultures in Boise, reaching out to refugees in the Treasure Valley for input on social norms in other societies.

The team of four comes from different educational backgrounds, using their experience in education, environmental health, biochemistry and international relations to create a model they think can change the world.

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Mar. 8, 2016

I Am The City - Milka, Boise Airport

LIV Boise City, Milka

Boise's people can tell the story of the region better than anyone. Milka moved to Boise from Bosnia 16 years ago.  She is a face for our community and the 3 million passengers that travel through the Boise Airport each year. Listen to her inspiring story.

Mar. 9, 2016

Men’s Journal: Boise in Top List of Best Places to Live 2016

Men's Journal highlights Boise, Idaho as the revamped rocky mountain city.

"A longtime dream destination for would-be river guides, this city of 208,000 now offers something else, as well: a real city. Playtime happens outdoors, but a newly robust economy, driven by employers like Hewlett-Packard and Micron Technology, has spawned the same amenities found in places much larger. And with a median home price of about $209,000, you don't have to mortgage your future to enjoy it."

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Mar. 10, 2016

Idaho’s Economy Experiencing Rapid Growth

by Idaho Department of Labor

Every two years, the Idaho Department of Labor releases 10-year-projections of what Idaho’s economy may look like. After years of sluggish economic growth the department’s most recent projections indicate that Idaho’s economy may finally be heating up. From 2012 to 2022 Idaho payroll jobs are projected to grow 16.3 percent – 1.5 percent annually – and add more than 109,000 jobs to the economy. While 16 percent growth would be excellent news for the state’s economy, Idaho’s economy appears to be well ahead of schedule and on track to significantly outpace the national economy.

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Mar. 7, 2016

Tavern at Bown Crossing to expand into The Owyhee

Ever since The Owyhee in downtown Boise was renovated in 2014, developer Mike Brown has let the prized corner space at 11th and Main streets sit empty until he found the perfect restaurant.

This month, Tavern at Bown Crossing will get to work on the 5,500-square-foot, street-level space once occupied by The Gamekeeper. The new Owyhee Tavern is expected to open in late July.

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Mar. 7, 2016

Boise Ranked #6 Best Downtown

Livability recently released their 2016 Top Downtowns list and Boise ranks at #6.

"Downtown Boise bustles with activity, as thousands of people come to dine in unique restaurants, enjoy a range of cultural venues and let loose in nightclubs."

"Boise's high-tech employers don't have to do much coaxing to attract talented workers. Young professionals and families find a perfect mix of small-town charm and hip urban playground in Downtown Boise. Boise River winds through the southern side of the downtown area, separating Boise State University from the rest of town. The Idaho State Capitol building, which draws tourists from across the region, is considered a jewel among Boise’s architecture. Residents find many things to do in Boise. The cultural district extends from the Idaho State House to the Boise Art Museum, and encompasses a collection of public art, galleries and performance venues, including the legendary Egyptian Theatre. One of the last remaining relics of the movie palace era, the theater hosts live performances, such as concerts, comedy shows and dances, and movie screenings. A long lineup of bars, pubs and saloons offers more live performance experiences, opportunities to dance and, of course, explore the libations Boise bartenders mix up."

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Mar. 2, 2016

Boise Ranks #6 Best Place to Live: U.S. News & World Report

by Admin

U.S. News & World Report today unveiled the 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States. The new list ranks the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life.  Boise, Idaho, comes in at #6 and scores high due to a low rate of crime and high quality of life. Boise also has one of the lowest unemployment rates out of the top 10.

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Mar. 2, 2016

Cradlepoint Honored for BIG Innovation

by Admin

Cradlepoint, the global leader in software-defined 4G LTE network solutions for enterprises, announced today it was awarded Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Innovation Award. The BIG Innovation Award represents the brightest and most innovative companies in the world. Cradlepoint was recognized for on-going excellence in empowering enterprises to augment, complement, and extend connectivity across their organizations through software-defined LTE overlay networks. Cradlepoint’s unique approach helps businesses reduce operational costs, enhance security, and drive revenue.

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Mar. 4, 2016

River City Coffee & Cafe to Open at the Boise Airport

by Boise Airport

The Boise Airport is welcoming another local restaurant. River City Coffee & Cafe to open at the Boise Airport on Monday, March 7. The concession will serve fresh pastries, baked goods, sandwiches, wraps and coffee. River City Coffee has been in business for nearly 10 years at their local storefront located on State Street in Boise.

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Mar. 10, 2016

Boise Student Heads to Washington as Intel Talent Search Finalist

Boise High School senior Nate Marshall, 17, is headed to Washington, D.C. March 10 for the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s best-known science and math competition for students who have not yet entered college. Marshall is one of 40 finalists chosen in January from around the United States to compete March 10-16 for more than $1 million in Intel Foundation awards. Three students will win first-place awards of  $150,000 for showing exceptional scientific potential in the areas of basic research, global good and innovation. There will also be three second-place awards of $75,000 and three third-place awards of $35,000. All finalists receive at least $7,500 for being selected.

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Mar. 10, 2016

Boise State Receives NSF CAREER Award Which Could Lead to New Disease Treatments

A protein extracted from the fluid of earthworms is providing researchers with valuable information that could help treat deadly diseases or eventually even lead to a cure for cancer. Daniel Fologea, assistant professor of biophysics, is using lysenin protein in his five-year, $505,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation’s Biomaterials program.

The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award supporting junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. It is intended to give promising researchers an early career boost by providing stable research funding over an extended period of time.

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Mar. 14, 2016

Aaron Paul’s Private Idaho - Men’s Journal

Since his breakout role in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has never shied away from intense roles. For the most part his characters are positioned at a critical life precipice, a stage at which every next decision could be the one that completely unravels everything. Such is the case for his latest film, Eye In The Sky, in which he portrays a drone pilot ordered to carry out a deadly strike on an area in Kenya where young children are playing. Caught in a struggle between his conscious and his commanding officer, played by Helen Mirren, he does everything in his power to spare an innocent life. 

"I just love stories with conflict," Paul tells us from his suite in the Waldorf Astoria in New York. "I wasn't very familiar with drone warfare when I first started on this movie, but the more I learned, the more I was fascinated in these soldiers' ability to compartmentalize. Would I be able to pull the trigger? Absolutely not. But that's why I could never do what these guys do."

His other recent projects, Triple 9 and Hulu's new cult-based series The Path are just as affecting, leaving us to ask how Paul chooses to decompresses from these arduous shoots. His answer lies in his home state, Idaho, where he has a secluded cabin to get away from it all.

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Mar. 14, 2016

Boise #3 Best City for Job Seekers This Spring

Today, a survey released by employment services firm Manpower Group offers even more good news for job seekers.

Manpower asked more than 11,000 employers throughout the country about their hiring plans for the three-month period ending in June and found that employers in all 50 states have positive hiring outlooks for the second quarter of 2016.

Boise ranks #3 best city for job seekers this spring.

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Mar. 15, 2016

Large New WestVet Pet Hospital Is In The Works For Garden City

WestVet Emergency & Specialty Center has started construction on a two-story, 32,000-square-foot new small animal hospital next to its existing hospital at Chinden Road and 50th Street in Garden City.

The new hospital will have five operating rooms and 16 exam rooms, and an intensive care unit designed for pets and their visiting owners. It will be bigger than a few of the human hospitals in Idaho.

Veterinary surgeon Jeff Brourman established WestVet in 2005. His 35 vets and 80 other staff now operate in an 11,000-square-foot hospital with two operating rooms and nine exam rooms. Brourman expects to add six more specialists and increase overall staffing to 200.

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Mar. 15, 2016

New Brewery, Tasting Room Plans To Open Near Boise State

Proximity to campus is the obvious angle for newcomer Lost Grove Brewing, which received approval from the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission last week to open a brewery and tasting room at 1026 S. La Pointe St. The 5,048-square-foot building, just west of Capitol Boulevard, formerly held House of Wheels, Inc. You’ll see that it’s a stone’s throw from student apartments.

Lost Grove will be “a bike friendly and dog friendly place to go with family and friends. (Jacob Black) hopes to bring some energy and life back to this industrial block structure.”

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Mar. 14, 2016

Downtown Boise

Downtown Boise - work. play. dine. live. shop. stay.

Downtown Boise: Work, Play, Dine, Live, Shop, Stay

Mar. 11, 2016

Downtown Boise Parcel B Set to Receive 50 Million Dollar Investment

One of Downtown Boise’s most aggressive developers in recent years is planning a less-ambitious version of its original vision for Parcel B, the 5-acre lot between 11th, 13th, Myrtle and Front streets. The new project includes a 145,000-square-foot office building along Myrtle Street, a 600-space parking garage on the southwest corner of 11th and Front, and a 5,000-square-foot retail building on the northwest corner of Myrtle and 11th. The lot’s northwest quadrant would be left empty for future development.

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Mar. 10, 2016

LIV Boise City, Library Superheroes

LIV Boise City, Library

In Boise, the Library is the driving force behind Comic Con.  This is an annual comic book convention, and what really makes it special are the people who bring ideas to life.

Mar. 11, 2016

Boise, City of Accolades

by Lisa Holland

While Boise's catchphrase is the "City of Trees", Boise is also becoming known to some as the City of Accolades. Forbes, National Geographic, Men's Health, KPMG, Kiplinger, CNN, and others continue to rank the Boise Metro among the best places to live in 2016.

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Mar. 11, 2016

NASA Selects NNU for CubeSat Space

NASA  recently announced its selections for the seventh round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative that “provides opportunities for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned for upcoming launches.” NNU’s project, MakerSat: Idaho’s ISS-based CubeSat Research Platform, will be the first satellite or spacecraft ever built in space and the first satellite from an Idaho university.

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