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Last gasp to stop CMS vaccine mandate quietly suffocated (access required)

Idaho was one of 16 states that attempted a last-gasp action on Feb. 4 to stop the vaccine mandate for health care workers from taking effect on Feb. 14. The attempt did not succeed, quashed by denials from both federal ...

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A new battle in the war to fix Good Samaritan mine clean-up liability (access required)

The Morning Mine in Mullan, Idaho, in 1903, showing the effect of dumping tailings in the South Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.

Across-the-aisle bipartisan efforts are not dead, as U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) proved on Nov. 3 when they introduced The Good Samaritan Remediation of Abandoned Hardrock Mines Act. The legislation has additional co-sponsors: Congressmen Mike Crapo ...

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DoorDash delivers 30-minute groceries from Albertsons (access required)

  San Francisco-based delivery company DoorDash announced a partnership on Feb. 17 with the Boise-based Albertsons Companies for 30-minute grocery delivery in select markets. The 30-minute delivery is available as of today (Feb. 17) in 20 cities across the country. ...

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Top national multifamily housing firm enters Treasure Valley market (access required)

One of the top-10 multifamily housing firms announced its entry to the Treasure Valley market on Feb. 3. Cortland Partners LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, acquired the Indigo multifamily apartments in Meridian, which it renamed the Cortland South Meridian. The 336-unit ...

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New Market Tax Credits for old Boise building (access required)

Artist rendering of the remodeled A.S. Tiner Building on Main Street in downtown Boise.

If she were alive today, Mrs. A. S. Tiner would be happy to see the plans to restore and remodel the building that Wayland & Fennell designed and she built in 1910 at 1010 W. Main in Boise. Recreating an ...

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ConstructSecure to expand in Treasure Valley (access required)

This is not your typical software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup story: Garrett Burke, an occupational safety professional at Harvard University, wanted a tool to qualify the university’s contractors and vendors for safety and risk mitigation — so he designed an in-house SaaS ...

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Multifamily housing breaks ground at former Karcher Mall site (access required)

photo of groundbreaking ceremony at District 208 for multi-family housing

The development firm that bought the Karcher Mall is now building apartments there. The Rhino Investments Group out of Henderson, Nevada, acquired the Karcher Mall in May 2019. Rhino broke ground for its multifamily complex on Feb. 2. Rhino will ...

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Idaho joins new attempt to block health care vaccine mandate (access required)

The Attorney General of Idaho joined 15 other attorney generals on Feb. 4 asking a federal judge to once again block the mandate requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Background The 16 attorney generals filed an amended ...

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Woodbury Corp. wonders: what retail apocalypse? (access required)

The Magic Valley Mall in Twin Falls.

Danny Woodbury doesn’t see much evidence of a retail apocalypse from where he sits, usually in his car, driving from one retail property to the next across Idaho and 14 other western states. He’s the director of leasing for his ...

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Where Idaho childcare and rent are unaffordable (access required)

Expense/income vs. income a one parent, two child household for a median-priced home ($546k, Boise) with a 30-year fixed 3.5% mortgage 20% down, and for three different rent levels documented for the same Boise apartment.

This is part two of a three-part series. Here is what one single mother told the Idaho Business Review (IBR) last week: “When I got this job a couple of years ago, I felt like I was finally going to ...

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