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  1. Police Blotter: High Speed Chase Nets Two Suspects, Multiple Felony ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    Thayer Colton, 25, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, eluding police, DUI, driving without privileges and parole violation. Meridian Police say what started out as a vehicle traveling the wrong way near Franklin Road triggered a high-speed chase Wednesday night.

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  2. Huge Boise Fire Destroys Five Businesses at Broadway Strip Mall, No InjuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    Investigators and and a number of Boise firefighters are spending their Thanksgiving the same way they spent Wednesday night, at the scene of a massive fire that lit up Broadway Avenue, requiring first responders to battle the blaze throughout the evening of Nov. 26. It was 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning before fire officials tweeted out: "Fire under control. Overhaul in progress.

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  3. IdahoPTV to Host Advance Screening of Downton Abbey Season PremiereRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    Idaho Public Television is offering fans of the wildly successful Downton Abbey a chance to see the Season 5 premiere before its PBS debut. In Boise-one of four screening events across Idaho-a special screening will be held, complete with hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar, of course, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Owyhee.

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  4. Bar Association May Have Accreditation Decision for Concordia in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

    While third-year Concordia University Law School students braced themselves for their final stretches of law school this year, the Portland, Ore.-based university was working with the American Bar Association on earning provisional accreditation. The stakes were high: In order to take the bar exam, would-be lawyers must have a diploma from an accredited law school.

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  5. EPA: New Smog Restrictions Will Save Billions, Improve Public HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Federal regulators on Wednesday proposed new, lower limits for smog in our atmosphere. The proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would limit ground-level ozone to between 65 and 70 parts per billion.

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  6. Boise Fills Bowls for the HungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Thousands of Idahoans go hungry every day. Since 1984, The Idaho Foodbank has distributed more than 135 million pounds of food to Idaho families in need, relying on funding through grants, donations and events like Empty Bowls, where bowls hand-painted by artists of all skill levels are available for purchase and can then be filled with hearty soup donated by one of several local restaurants.

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  7. the Flutter! Issue 16Read the original story

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    First: You will certainly have noticed that the title to our official, uncensored, award-winning newsletter, The Flutter , has been changed to THE FLUTTER! See the difference? It's all capital letters now, isn't it? And there's a big old exclamation point at the end! We think that's a nice touch, don't you? This all started last week when your Rajah Bill decided we needed to spice things up around here. In fact, his exact words were, "We need to spice things up around here!" You see, our Rajah had been feeling somewhat peckish of late, due in large part to his conviction that the midterm election was a victory for that dreadful Society for Making People Worse.

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  8. Jersey Boys Come to BoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    When "Big Girls Don't Cry" hit the airwaves in 1962, it went as high on the Billboard charts as the lead singer's voice--spending several weeks at No. 1. Frankie Valli's uncanny falsetto was certainly a factor in The Four Seasons' decades-long popularity, but this was no novelty act.

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  9. EV in the TVRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Mark Hayes calls his 1962 Austin Healy Sprite "Little Go Green." It took him 2,000 hours to convert the car to electric.

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  10. Just ConnectRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Radiation City With Wild Ones and Transistor Send; Tuesday, Dec. 2; 8 p.m.; $10 adv., $12 door. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St., facebook.com/thecruxcoffeeshop .

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  11. Healthier HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Too much food and too much shopping can do a number on a person's health , but there are some more salubrious things to do during the holidays. Here we've taken the liberty of putting together a list of a few that may help you feel less ho-hum and a little more ho-ho-happy: The Meridian Homecourt YMCA kicked off the Healthy Holiday Challenge on Nov. 20. Continuing through Jan. 4, the challenge requires working out at least twice a week and features prizes at the end of six weeks.

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  12. Big City Coffee Opens Boise Airport OutpostRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Travelers looking for a taste of Idaho need not leave the Boise Airport for a local snack. Big City Coffee , Parrilla Grill , 13 th Street Pub and Grill and Bardenay will all open outposts at the airport by the end of May 2015.

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  13. Downtown Boise Small Business SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    If you want to spend your Thanksgiving evening in the freezing cold, camped outside the doors of Best Buy, Wal-Mart or Target with the sales-obsessed, that's your business. But after the adrenaline and triumphs fade, after you tend to your wounds and recount your battle stories, you could spend a quieter, calmer Saturday embracing the unique small businesses that dot downtown Boise.

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  14. Boise Classic Movies: Elf and Home AloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Boise Classic Movies is dipping into the catalog of Yuletide favorites with the 2003 Will Ferrell farce Elf on Saturday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. But, while reports of Macaulay Culkin's death have been greatly exaggerated, a Dec. 2 screening of his 1990 breakout role Home Alone is not assured.

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  15. Editor's NoteRead the original story

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    'Tis the season for deadlines. There are X-amount of hours to thaw that turkey, X-amount of days to travel or entertain, X-amount of weeks for shopping, X-amount of months to fulfill those New Year's resolutions.

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  16. Local Outdoor Gear Stores Compete Against Online GiantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    But not every customer that Hutton helps - whether it's for a few minutes here or there, or hours on end - will buy the product from him. Local outdoor retail businesses are seeing customers visit their brick-and-mortar shops, try on products, get details from the sales associates and walk out the store only to order the product online from their iPhones in the parking lot for cheaper.

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  17. The Wrong QuestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    Don Dew was humiliated. Interviewing for the top job at the Idaho Human Rights Commission this past September, Dew disclosed to Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds that he had suffered a previous disability.

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  18. Pat KellyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boise Weekly

    It was encouraging to see Pat Kelly had so much energy, enthusiasm and focus when he sat down - and he doesn't sit down too often - with Boise Weekly on a recent late afternoon. For one, as executive director of Your Health Idaho, Kelly has one of the most challenging jobs in the Gem State.

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  19. Police Blotter: Sexual Assault of a Minor and Car Burglaries in Shopping Plaza Parking LotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Boise Weekly

    Boise Police say they teamed up with federal agents to arrest a Nampa man and charge him with a violent sexual assault. And they say they need the public's help to determine if there were more victims.

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  20. Double Homicide Suspect Extradited to BoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Boise Weekly

    A man wanted in connection with a May 9 double homicide is back in Boise after being extradited from Pennsylvania. John C. Douglas, 44, was arrested in Reading, Penn.

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