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Meridian pharmacy robbed for prescription drugs

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Meridian Police are investigating a robbery that occurred early Monday afternoon at a pharmacy along East Fairview Avenue and Locust Grove Road. An officer at the scene said a man wearing a mask jumped over a counter at the Walgreen's store, went to a safe, and demanded that pharmacy staff open the safe before he took all the drugs in the safe and took off from the store.
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Nampa Police trying to locate missing, endangered man

NAMPA, Idaho — Nampa Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing, endangered man from Nampa. Nicholas, 25, was last seen wearing a black shirt with a superhero logo on it, black shorts and gray-rimmed glasses. He is described as being 6’02”, about 185 pounds, with brown eyes, dark blond hair and a receding hairline.

Hearing soon: Canyon County commissioners approve changes to draft comprehensive plan

CALDWELL — Two of three Canyon County commissioners voted in favor Monday to approve changes to the county’s draft comprehensive land use plan, paving the way for another public hearing on the plan. Commissioners Pam White and Keri Smith voted in favor of approving the changes, while Commissioner Leslie Van Beek voted against. Smith said, “there is a lot in this plan that supports smart growth and areas for our...

A Local Career Fair is Offering Free Burgers for Job Seekers

If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, then you’re in luck! There’s an event this week you need to know about... This Wednesday (September 28th, 2022), there’s a career fair being hosted by the Canyon County Department of Labor, and they’ve announced they will be providing free burgers for the first 150 job seekers to show up.

Would You Use a Light Rail System from Boise to Caldwell?

Would you prefer things to stay the way they are, or can you see the benefit to adding a light rail in the Treasure Valley?. The proposed light rail line would stretch from Caldwell to Boise, parallel to Interstate 84. The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho, or COMPASS, asked last year for the publics opinion on the proposed plan and posted a survey on their website. The survey mostly got positive feedback and support for the proposed new transportation.

Canyon County Commissioners hear testimony for, against proposed land use plan

CALDWELL — Canyon County is on the cusp of having a new land use guide. Community members and leaders gathered to speak in support of or against the latest draft of the county’s 2030 comprehensive plan at a public hearing on Wednesday. After meeting for over seven hours, the commissioners moved to have staff incorporate suggested changes to the plan and reconvene on Monday at 9 a.m. to review the changes and possibly take a vote. ...

Idaho’s housing resources positively impact our community’s quality of life

Families and individuals are able to be healthier when they live in affordable homes, and mental health is no exception. However, more Idaho families are struggling to find affordable places to live due to rapidly increasing rental prices outpacing wage growth combined with a statewide shortage of affordable homes.  According to the Point-in-Time Count Report […] The post Idaho’s housing resources positively impact our community’s quality of life appeared first on Idaho Capital Sun.

'Doily Bench' to honor Garden City official

Garden City resident Pam Beaumont, long active in state and local politics, passed away last fall. Beaumont served on the city council and as Garden City Council president. Bereaved friends, loved ones and colleagues, wanted to do something to honor her so they enlisted the help of local artist Ken McCall, who created a “doily bench.” It will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 1. On Sept. 16, the city of...

Employment Opportunities Sept. 26

The Eli M. Oboler Library has a potential transfer opportunity for a Library Assistant 3 on our Meridian campus. For a complete job description and application instructions click here. Employees who hold permanent status in this classification may contact the Office of Human Resources directly to submit a resume and any other requested application materials. Apply by midnight on September 27 to be considered.