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Graeber and Company will open satellite salon on the Boise Bench (access required)

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The storied Graeber & Company salon, a fixture in downtown Boise for more than half a century, is opening a satellite salon in the former Rapunzel salon on the Boise Bench. Graeber will hold a grand opening at its new ...

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Bonners Ferry land protected by state, Nature Conservancy (access required)

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About 300 acres of forest and wildlife habitat at the foot of Hall Mountain near Bonners Ferry in northern Idaho has been conserved by The Nature Conservancy and the Idaho Department of Lands. The Hall Creek Forest property was purchased ...

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Idaho labor director Ken Edmunds resigns

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Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has announced Idaho Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds has resigned effective immediately. Otter’s office on August 8 declined to say why Edmunds had submitted his resignation. The Labor Department and Edmunds have been sued by ...

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Portland developer sues Andersen Construction for $5.7 million (access required)

A lawsuit filed by Macadam Landing Apartments and Guardian Development against Andersen Construction alleges nonconforming and defective work on the Oxbow 49 building, an apartment project in Johns Landing completed last year. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC.

Andersen Construction’s inability to provide enough skilled workers led to a raft of construction defects on the Oxbow 49 project, its developer alleges in a lawsuit filed in June. Macadam Landing Apartments and its manager, Guardian Development, allege nonconforming and ...

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Jail expansion has started in Kootenai County (access required)

Kootenai County is adding 114 beds to its 327-bed jail with another 108 beds on the horizon. Image courtesy of LCA Architects.

Site work has started on a 114-bed, $12.4 million expansion to the Kootenai County Jail in Coeur d’Alene. The project will increase capacity to 441 beds. Kootenai County is building two jail housing units, but only the larger, 20,000-square-foot units ...

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Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird

The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the strategy for ...

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Macy’s pulls the plug on Twin Falls as it has in Moscow, Nampa and downtown Boise

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Idaho continues to shed Macy’s stores, with the Cincinnati retailer planning to close its Twin Falls store at the Magic Valley Mall in March. Macy’s told store employees July 31 at the Magic Valley Mall that the retailer would not ...

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A word with Jamie Scott of Mill 95 (access required)

Jamie Scott (left), founder and manager at Mill 95, talks with Dakota McMahon, project superintendent with ESI, at the Mill 95 construction site in Wilder.  Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Jamie Scott is the founder and manager of Mill 95, a hops processing and storage facility that her family-owned company is building on Highway 95 near Greenleaf about 40 minutes west of downtown Boise. Scott is the former executive director ...

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