Molly Messick http://wfae.org en Hard-Hit Boise Subdivision Lacks Owner-Occupied Homes http://wfae.org/post/hard-hit-boise-subdivision-lacks-owner-occupied-homes Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>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.<p>MOLLY MESSICK, BYLINE: Charter Pointe is a sprawling master-planned subdivision in southwest Boise. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Molly Messick 22519 at http://wfae.org Some Idaho Farmers Pray, Others Turn On The Water http://wfae.org/post/some-idaho-farmers-pray-others-turn-water 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.<p>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.<p>"At this point in time, it kind of looks like a desert," he says.<p>In a good year, Hayden's spring wheat would be nearly 3 feet high by now. The top of each stalk — the head — would be heavy with grain. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 08:44:00 +0000 Molly Messick 2404 at http://wfae.org Some Idaho Farmers Pray, Others Turn On The Water Idaho Counties' Economic Fate Tied To Industry http://wfae.org/post/idaho-counties-economic-fate-tied-industry Forget about the difference in economies among the states. In Idaho, there are drastic differences from county to county. Agriculture is booming, while the timber industry is hurting — and the counties that depend on those industries show it. Molly Messick of StateImpact Idaho explains. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:24:00 +0000 Molly Messick 1481 at http://wfae.org