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College of Idaho opens first-of-its-kind dorms to address housing crunch (access required)

The College of Idaho has opened two new student residences that — hopefully, and if successful — will help the college address its recent on-campus housing crunch. Caldwell company indieDwell partnered with the college to create suite-style living within decommissioned ...

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Nampa announces new grant to help small businesses with COVID-19 expenses (access required)

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The City of Nampa has announced a small business grant program for local businesses, with the application becoming available Wednesday, Sept. 9. To qualify, the business must have no more than 500 employees, and be registered and located within Nampa ...

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Ammon ranks No. 1 in study of healthiest housing markets in Idaho (access required)

A recent study by SmartAsset has released the top 10 healthiest housing markets in Idaho. Cities in Northern Idaho primarily ranked toward the top, though Ammon, a city in Eastern Idaho, is the number one healthiest housing market in Idaho, ...

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INL progresses as potential site for Versatile Test Reactor (access required)

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Idaho is one of two sites in the country being considered to operate a “one-of-a-kind” Versatile Test Reactor, and Idaho National Laboratory hopes to be that site. A Versatile Test Reactor would complement the other nuclear energy testing and generating ...

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Firm develops Venspirator to prevent, mitigate COVID-19 (access required)

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A group of local innovators is hoping to help prevent and mitigate COVID-19 by developing a new breathing apparatus. Legacy U.S., a new-to-Boise product innovation company, has created a working prototype of the “Venspirator,” and is in the process of ...

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Kuna moves closer to establishing urban renewal district (access required)

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Kuna could establish an urban renewal district as soon as January, which city officials and some residents hope will allocate money for a list of local improvement projects. Kuna’s economic development department and other partners held a community workshop Aug. ...

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New real estate software firm opens its doors in Boise (access required)

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The Treasure Valley’s real estate market has a hot new resource. After declaring its intent to move into the area’s thriving market, TorchX has opened its doors in Boise and is looking to grow. TorchX stated it will enhance the ...

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Boise Startup Week 2020 seeks participants, presenters (access required)

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Dreamers, innovators, entrepreneurs and community members alike are invited to be part of Boise Startup Week 2020. The free event promoting local startups and entrepreneurs is seeking topic talks, business pitches and product ideas, from technology to business to social ...

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Record number of Idaho businesses make Inc. 5000 list (access required)

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Eight Idaho businesses have made significant revenue growth in the past few years, which has propelled them onto the 2020 Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing privately held small businesses in the U.S. Medical Information Software Technology ...

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Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn wins Tripadvisor award (access required)

COEUR D’ALENE — Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn is again being recognized as a Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. J.J. Jaeger, president, said it is because of great ownership and the great staff who work at the hotel. “We’ve had (staff) ...

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