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BOISE -- Boise State University has been given the green light to lease space in downtown Boise for its computer science department.

As we reported earlier this week, Gardner Company proposed a deal in which the university would be allowed to lease space at a reduced rate in the City Centre Plaza, which has not yet been built.

The State Board of Education approved the proposal at its meeting in Idaho Falls Thursday.

The university and Gardner Company plan to make a formal announcement this coming Tuesday.

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