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Past articles by Hayley:

The Proper Way to Eat a Hot Dog, According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

Attention America: you're probably eating hot dogs the wrong way, which is pretty embarrassing when you consider how much you love them. → Read More

Garden City repeals zoning originally created to protect Boise River access

Garden City City Council voted to repeal restrictive zoning that made it difficult to develop land along the Boise River and the greenbelt. The process now begins to create a new zoning standard for the area. → Read More

Boise mayoral candidate drops out, will support Lauren McLean

Matt Kilburn announced he would suspend his campaign for Boise mayor and would instead support City Councilwoman Lauren McLean. Kilburn said he would have been the first gay mayor in Idaho if elected. → Read More

Traffic, parking concerns not enough to stop apartments, Boise planning tells neighbors

The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission approved apartments on Eagle Road, to be developed by Ethan Helmer. The apartments will have two bedrooms. Neighbors worried about parking and traffic concerns. → Read More

Boise wants to change how residents weigh in on pricey projects. What that means for you

Boise City Council voted to not adopt library and stadium ordinances from Boise Working Together. Instead, they’ll pursue language that would grant the city the right to put issues on the ballot. → Read More

It costs how much to run a lemonade stand in Boise? The truth behind new billboards

A Country Time Lemonade ad campaign has billboards around Boise telling people it costs $335 to run a lemonade stand in the city. City officials say that’s not the whole truth of Boise licensing rules. → Read More

McLean rejects corporate donations in challenge to Bieter, but she’ll still take these

Lauren McLean said she would not accept corporate money in her bid to become the mayor of Boise. Her decisions comes from a desire to be transparent, she said. She claimed Bieter → Read More

Here’s what rent could look like in the apartments proposed next to WinCo Foods downtown

Boise City Council approved a rezone for the project which would be next to WinCo Foods in downtown Boise. The apartments would be attainable for young professionals, not affordable, a developer said. → Read More

Here’s who is running for Boise mayor and City Council

Boise’s city election will happen on Nov. 5, 2019. Several people are running to be mayor or the City Council. David Bieter and Lauren McLean are running for mayor while Jimmy Hallyburton is running for council. → Read More

Changes come to Boise’s orange-bag and composting programs. What you need to know

Boise residents will soon be getting vouchers for a free pack of orange bags, used to recycle difficult plastics into diesel fuel. Boise is also adding a second compost-pickup site. → Read More

Apartments. Change at Whole Foods. What’s coming in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell

Downtown Boise apartments. Renovations at Whole Foods. See what’s coming near you in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna and Caldwell. Our latest weekly roundup of new construction, development and businesses. → Read More

McLean wants to replace Bieter as Boise’s mayor. Bieter says that’s ‘disappointing.’

Boise Mayor David Bieter said Lauren McLean’s decision to challenge him for the mayor’s office was ‘disappointing.’ Bieter appointed McLean to the Boise City Council in 2011, and she won re-election in 2015. → Read More

Boise may not borrow to pay for new library after all. What that means for your taxes

Boise Mayor David Bieter said the city is considering paying cash for its new main library, a choice that could save millions. Petition group Boise Working Together still wants Boiseans to vote on spending. → Read More

Boise will ask the Supreme Court to hear its appeal in homeless camping case

The City of Boise will ask the Supreme Court of the United States to hear its appeal on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ rulings on the case Martin v. Boise, which focuses on homeless camping in the city. → Read More

Here’s what’s in those library and stadium petitions that might be on the Boise ballot

Boise Working Together’s petitions are close to the final verification from Ada County. If approved, Boise voters might weigh in on the chance to vote on a vote in November. → Read More

Boise stadium, library measures all but sure to make ballot after signatures verified

Boise Working Together, a group working to put the city’s stadium and library to a vote in November, submitted more than enough valid signatures, an Ada County Board of Elections official said. → Read More

He came to Boise as a refugee. Now he’s working toward a seat on City Council.

Another candidate joined the Boise City Council race when Tecle Gebremichael filed his paperwork Thursday. Gebremichael is an Ethiopian refugee who came to Boise in 2012 and became an American citizen in 2017. → Read More

Boise ranks top in the U.S. for dog parks. But what about parks for people?

A new study from the Trust for Public Land ranked U.S. cities based on their park systems’ accessibility. Boise ranked No. 21, with plenty of dog parks but few basketball courts and splashpads. → Read More

With McLean leaving Boise council to run for mayor, a newcomer wants to take her place

Brady Fuller announced his intention to run for Lauren McLean’s seat on the Boise City Council after she announced her bid for mayor of Boise. Fuller is the first person to announce his run for Seat 1. → Read More

Boise could have its first elected female mayor if this city official unseats Bieter

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean announced her intention to run for mayor of Boise on Monday, a direct challenge to Dave Bieter as he seeks a fifth consecutive term. → Read More