Amazon Says It Puts Customers First; But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn't

Amazon Says It Puts Customers First; But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn't

Amazon bills itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” Yet its algorithm is hiding the best deal from many customers.
Boise State University Distinguished Lecture Series: David Brooks

Boise State University Distinguished Lecture Series: David Brooks

The New York Times columnist will speak on "character and the common good."
Bizarre Hit-and-Run Incident Includes Badly Injured Cyclist, Stolen Motorcycle and High-Speed Interstate Chase

Bizarre Hit-and-Run Incident Includes Badly Injured Cyclist, Stolen Motorcycle and High-Speed Interstate Chase

Boise police said the incident began at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Friday when law enforcement attempted to pull over a gray Suzuki SUV on Roosevelt near Clark streets.
TIFF Audiences Lo-Lo- Love <i>La La Land</i> (So Do We)

TIFF Audiences Lo-Lo- Love La La Land (So Do We)

You can count the Oscar nominations as they float by: Ryan Gosling? Check. Emma Stone? Check. Costumes, set design, editing, score and original song. Check, check, check, check and check.

Idaho Picks Up Pace in Divestiture of Personal, Commercial Properties

The Land Board also voted unanimously to move forward with auctions of nine state-owned commercial properties, including five in Boise. The auctions are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1.

Boise Celebrates 'Banned Books' Week

Boise's biggest banned book sale is usually held at Rediscovered Books, where "banned books" are being sold at a 20 percent discount from Sunday, Sept. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 1.

Bizarre Hit-and-Run Incident Includes Badly Injured Cyclist, Stolen Motorcycle and High-Speed Interstate Chase

Boise police said the incident began at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Friday when law enforcement attempted to pull over a gray Suzuki SUV on Roosevelt near Clark streets.

Amazon Says It Puts Customers First; But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn't

Amazon bills itself as “Earth’s most customer-centric company.” Yet its algorithm is hiding the best deal from many customers.

Steve Martin-Martin Short Comedy Stop in Boise Canceled

Promoters said today "full refunds will be processed automatically to the credit card used for purchase." There is no need to return tickets, and refunds are expected to take 7-10 business days.

Ada County Launches Early Voting With Mailing of 8,600+ Absentee Ballots

"It's in everyone's interest to serve as many early voters as possible, so that we can avoid those long lines on Election Day and encourage a larger electorate."

Living History: 'Museum Comes to Life' Will Fill Julia Davis Park Saturday

The event includes medieval knights, handweavers, quilting relics from the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, woodcarvers, papermakers, trappers, caligraphy, antique military vehicles, a stagecoach and antique watches and clocks.

UPDATE: Idaho Attorney General's Spokesman Resigns After Marijuana Possession Charge

Dvorak had handled press inquiries for the AG's office and Wednesday's email indicated that future media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Chief Deputy Brian Kane.

City Leaders Turn Spades at Groundbreaking for Pioneer Crossing—Formerly 'Parcel B'

"If [Gardner Company] didn't exist, we'd have needed to invent them."

Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?

One-third of voters took advantage of early voting options in 2012. But does so-called convenience voting increase turnout overall and minority turnout in particular?

Police Blotter: Boise Arrests for Stalking, Assault With a Beverage Container

Boise police detectives said they found evidence that a male stalking suspect had returned to the victim's home near Fort and 10th streets on multiple occasions.

2013 U of I Rape Conviction Could Be Overturned

Jesse Vierstra was 20 years old in June 2013 when he was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison with no possibility of parole and a maximum of 15 years behind bars for the sexual assault of a U of I student during the university's 2012 homecoming weekend.

Idaho Reveals 2017 Health Insurance Rates: 24 Percent Higher for Individuals

In Ada County, health insurance rate increases for individuals could run as high as 53 percent in 2017.

#AskAboutWomen: Women Are Half the Electorate, But Only One Percent of Debate Questions

In advance of the first presidential debate September 26, we are launching a hashtag campaign appeal to the moderators to give issues affecting women equal weight. #AskAboutWomen

As Feds Move to Ban Kratom, Boise Users and Retailers Fear the Worst

"I get this one-month notice that it's going to be scheduled. This totally blindsided me."

Cyndi Lauper, Tears for Fears Sept. 21-22; Outlaw Field

She’ll bring with her new country tunes and blues legend Charlie Musselwhite as a special guest.

James Piotrowski

"I chose this race very carefully. It’s because Raul Labrador is the member of our congressional delegation that desperately needs to be replaced."

TIFF Audiences Lo-Lo- Love La La Land (So Do We)

You can count the Oscar nominations as they float by: Ryan Gosling? Check. Emma Stone? Check. Costumes, set design, editing, score and original song. Check, check, check, check and check.

Mountain Home Students Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Parking Lot Protest

The image sprang from a fundraiser for the high school's homecoming dance where students were told they could "buy" a parking spot for $45.

Blaine County Bans Hand-Held Cellphone Use While Driving

Law enforcement said that there would be "a reasonable degree of leniency" while the ban takes effect over the coming months, but the penalty for those caught holding their phones and having a chat while they drive will be a fixed $100 fine.

Energize Boise Celebration

If you’re inspired to get on the Energize bandwagon, the event will also walk attendees through ways they can use the new Neighborhood Toolbox developed by the Energize Our Neighborhoods team.

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