Mon March 4, 2013
Around the Nation

Hard-Hit Boise Subdivision Lacks Owner-Occupied Homes

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 11:02 am



The housing market is recovering in much of the country, not so much in Idaho. Home prices dropped by 46 percent in the Boise area during the financial crises. Forty-six percent. Today's business bottom line takes us to the home of a family that rode out the crash and are still waiting for better times. Here's Molly Messick of Boise State Public Radio.

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Fri November 30, 2012
NPR Story

Idaho's Rep. Labrador On Immigration Jobs Bill

Originally published on Fri November 30, 2012 6:06 am

Renee Montagne talks with Rep. Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho and one of the congressmen who introduced the bill that's set for a vote Friday. The STEM Jobs Act allows people who are in the U.S. legally who are getting advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math to stay and get their green cards, he says.


Sun October 21, 2012
NPR Story

Election 2012: Brunch In Idaho

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 6:03 am



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Sat August 11, 2012
Around the Nation

Some Idaho Farmers Pray, Others Turn On The Water

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 12:38 pm

Farmer Hans Hayden walks through his drought-stricken wheat field in Idaho. He says the wheat should be 3 feet tall by now.
Molly Messick for NPR

In the West, in Idaho's arid, high desert, the drought has a mixed effect. There's a big divide between farmers with deep wells and irrigation and those without.

Hans Hayden is a rare find: a talkative farmer. He likes to explain things. But when it comes to the wheat he planted this spring, there's not much to say. This field needed rain. It didn't get it.

"At this point in time, it kind of looks like a desert," he says.

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Thu August 9, 2012

Colorado's Hazy Orange Sunsets Will Continue... For Now

The sun sets over the front range of Colorado as seen from I70 in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

No fires are burning in Colorado – but this week’s hazy and smoky skies along the Front Range are from dozens of wildfires burning across the west.

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