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Gopuff Boise delivery service not a lot of hot air (access required)

Two college kids started a late-night delivery service back in 2013 to fuel those late-night convenience store cravings for frozen food, soda and munchies. Targeting college towns, they expanded their business to include more items and more locations. This business ...

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Where and who the federal vaccination mandate affects (access required)

photo of walmart vaccination

The rules for federal vaccination mandates requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 are summarized in this article, with some of the trickier twists highlighted. The Biden administration released the details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency ...

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Economist Wilkerson talks local economy at Colliers’ conference (access required)

Economist Michael Wilkerson addressed the 19th annual Colliers Idaho Commercial Real Estate Conference on Oct. 27.

Colliers held its 18th annual commercial real estate conference virtually on Oct. 27. The two-hour event featured Michael Wilkerson, Ph.D., the director of analytics at consultancy ECONorthwest, as its keynote speaker. National economic trends Wilkerson’s talk first highlighted some national ...

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Medicare penalizes 9 Idaho hospitals for excess readmissions (access required)

Nine out of Idaho’s 47 hospitals (19%) will be penalized by Medicare during the 2022 federal fiscal year (FY) for readmitting too many patients within 30 days of discharging them. Medicare penalized seven Idaho hospitals for FY2021, 10 for FY2020 ...

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Boise breaks ground at MODA Franklin (access required)

photo of officials breaking ground for the MODA Franklin mixed-use development in Boise on Oct. 27, 2021

The City of Boise and the J. Fisher Companies broke ground on Oct. 27 on the long-awaited MODA Franklin mixed-use development at the corner of Franklin Road and Orchard Street in the Central Bench neighborhood. J. Fisher of Centerville, Utah, ...

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Blackfoot veterans cemetery officially opens (access required)

Gov. Brad Little at the official opening ceremony for the new Idaho Veterans Cemetery in Blackfoot.

After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Idaho Division of Veterans Services (IDVS) held the opening ceremony of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Blackfoot on Oct. 29. The new cemetery has been open for use by veterans and ...

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St. Joe’s moves to ScionHealth (access required)

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (St. Joe’s) will become part of a new health care system called ScionHealth. St. Joe’s is currently part of LifePoint Health, which has 87 hospital facilities in 29 states. Scion is a new company that ...

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Where did the unemployed go? (access required)

graph showing the decline in labor participation rates

Idaho’s cessation of the federal unemployment insurance (UI) supplements in June did not make any significant change in the number of people employed. Idaho was one of the states that opted to terminate the federal UI supplement early. If Idaho ...

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BLM mining for comments on Itafos phosphate project (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently seeking public comments on the proposed Husky 1/North Dry Ridge (H1/NDR) Mine in Caribou County. The Husky 1/North Dry Ridge Mine The mining project belongs to Itafos Conda LLC, a phosphate ...

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Latest roundup on P4/Bayer Caldwell Canyon Mine lawsuit (access required)

The former Monsanto phosphoric acid plant, now owned and operated by the P4 subsidiary of Bayer AG, north of Soda Springs.

The ongoing lawsuit over the permitted Caldwell Canyon Mine continues to grind its way through the U.S. District Court of Idaho, with Judge B. Lynn Winmill presiding. Recent activity in the case includes the submittal of all the defendant responses ...

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