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Author Archives: Catie Clark

Pre-pandemic patterns return in the Idaho labor market  (access required)

Labor statistics for Idaho are continuing their return to normalcy, according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Idaho Department of Labor (DOL). While the state’s job openings, hires and quits all showed ...

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Idaho labor achieves pre-pandemic employment rates (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor (DOL) released the October unemployment rate for the Gem State on Nov. 18, which was unsurprising both in content and tone. The unemployment rate crept up o.1% to 2.9% compared with September, making October “the ...

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How the Attorney General protects consumers (access required)

After the announcement for the Kroger and Albertsons’ merger, six state Attorneys General (AG) wrote the two firms about antitrust concerns. Idaho’s AG was one of them. Noting the legal move, the Idaho Business Review asked the AG’s office both ...

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Covia Emmett plant achieves 27 years of no lost-time accidents (access required)

Hiding in plain sight along State Highway 52 west of Emmett is a sign next to the entrance of the Covia sand pit, with the brag of “27 years of no lost-time accidents.” Those in the sand and gravel business ...

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Federal court denies restraining order against Albertsons (access required)

Read More Albertsons News The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) on the afternoon of Nov. 8 denied the motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Albertsons’ $4 billion special dividend payout. The special dividend was ...

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Idaho Falls’ Mountain America Center to open Nov. 28 (access required)

Mountain America Center

The largest public event venue in eastern Idaho will open officially on Nov. 28. The Mountain America Center (MAC) will hold a ribbon cutting on that Monday morning to mark the end of 16 years of feasibility studies, fundraising activities, ...

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Washington issues restraining order against Albertsons (access required)

Read More Albertsons News The King County Superior Court in Washington state granted attorney general Robert Ferguson’s motion for a temporary restraining order on Nov. 3 barring the $4 billion special dividend that Albertsons intended to pay on Monday, Nov. ...

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Albertsons’ special dividend leads to controversy (access required)

Boise-based Albertson’s is now facing legal action in both Washington state and in U.S. District Court. The controversy is over a special dividend originally scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7. When Albertsons and Kroger announced their intent to merge on Oct. ...

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State AGs file to stop Albertsons’ special dividend (access required)

Albertsons

Read More IBR Headlines When Albertsons and Kroger announced their intent to merge on Oct. 14, the terms of the deal included a special dividend that Albertsons would issue to its stockholders on Nov. 7. As described in a previous ...

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