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Custom home builder announces N. Idaho expansion, projects  (access required)

A new custom builder is already making himself, and his team, at home in northern Idaho. James David Custom Homes (JDCH) has announced its expansion into the Coeur d’Alene market, with an office space leased and four projects already underway. James Lepak, president of JDCH, said ever since he ...

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SEL announces updates to north Idaho projects  (access required)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has several new developments in the northern Idaho area. Following its June groundbreaking for a future printed circuit board facility in Moscow, groundwork has been laid, 22,000-square-feet has been added as a second floor to the originally estimated structural design for business support spaces, including desking and conference rooms. Underground water lines, ...

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‘A ripple-effect’ of housing challenges — mortgage rates and real estate trends  (access required)

Low housing inventory, climbing home prices and a shortage of workers and supplies are just a few not-so-secret challenges facing stakeholders in the mortgage lending and residential real estate industries statewide, so, Idaho Business Review asked five industry stakeholders to ...

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A note from the editor Aug. 20

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You’ve all heard Idaho land is a hot commodity right now, and that poses challenges on the construction and supporting industries, but how much have you heard about what people are doing about it? Our Aug. 3 Breakfast Series: Mortgage ...

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Letter from the Editor Aug. 13

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“But what if the Delta variant changes things?”  The question crossed my mind as I was planning this week’s coverage, and made me hesitate.  On page 7 of the Aug. 13 edition you will find a Q&A with the Boise Centre, where staff ...

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Letter From The Editor Aug. 6

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The end of July was a busy time for developers. Inside the Aug. 6 edition, you’ll find three stories (two written by our versatile reporter Catie Clark) about new projects. Catie also connects us with a helpful data-driven look into ...

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Gov. Little, stakeholders launch cybersecurity task force (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little announced the creation of a 19-member Cybersecurity Task Force Aug. 5 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) campus. Little said the new task force will provide recommendations to improve cybersecurity defenses for a variety of stakeholders and to ...

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Behavioral hospital cuts ribbon for new ECT program (access required)

Eyes were teary as Quinton Hastings stood outside Cottonwood Creek Behavioral Hospital sharing his experience of being one of the hospital’s first patients to undergo its new electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Because of undergoing ECT, Hastings said he is now living a happier, healthier life. After three years since its opening in Meridian, the behavioral health hospital has been ...

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Letter from the Editor July 30 (access required)

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Did you guess we were increasing coverage of technology this week? If so, kudos for earned bragging rights. Tech articles not to miss include Catie’s reporting on Idaho National Laboratory’s bus fleet; true to INL’s nature, the buses are also ...

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Drone technology increasing in classrooms, industry (access required)

Treasure Valley industry and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) advocates have joined forces again to keep educators and their students abreast of the latest developments in drone technology. Agriculture, construction, geology, public safety, real estate and more industries are increasingly incorporating drones in ...

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