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Who has COVID-19 vaccination requirements? (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

When the Saint Alphonsus Health System announced on July 8 that it would require COVID-19 vaccinations from its many employees, the St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho’s largest, and the 20-clinic Primary Health multipractice followed suit within hours. The announcements of ...

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Idaho starts two new workforce programs (access required)

photo of manufacturing apprentice

It is old news that Idaho employers are screaming for trained workers in multiple sectors, including the trades and health care. The new news is that two state agencies have forged a partnership to help individuals sort out their career ...

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New industrial park breaks ground in Jerome (access required)

Artist's rendering of the building design for the North Canyon Industrial Park in Jerome.

Utah-based developer IronVista of Provo broke ground on June 28 for an industrial park in Jerome County. The NorthBridge Industrial Park will offer a mix of benefits including easy-on/easy-off access to Interstate 84 and Highway US-93, abundant highway-side amenities, and ...

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Idaho’s $4.25 million grant to create 750 apprentices (access required)

COVID-19 has not prevented the Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) from pursuing one of the state’s biggest labor issues from before the pandemic. Before COVID-19 created a major distraction for most of 2020, one of the biggest topics for Idaho ...

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ZoomCare returns to Boise with new clinic (access required)

The Boise ZOOM+Care clinic opened on July 7 on South Broadway.

When the ZoomCare network of on-demand clinics announced its reentry to the Treasure Valley market last year, announcing it would open two new clinics, the business did not drag its feet. The Meridian clinic opened in February and the Boise ...

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The seven-year itch: Idaho highway planning (access required)

The recently completed overpass on Idaho Highway 41.

The Idaho Transportation Department unveiled a document on July 1 outlining the next seven years of proposed state transportation projects, which will be funded by both federal highway money and more than $1.6 billion in Idaho-backed bonds. ITD also requested ...

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Grocery Outlet opens 400th store in Hailey (access required)

The grand opening of the Grocery Outlet store in Hailey on June 24.

Grocery Outlet, a well-known food price discounter, opened its 400th store on June 24 at 615 N. Main St. in Hailey. The new location is also the chain’s ninth store in Idaho. The next nearest location is in Twin Falls. ...

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Delta strain spreads, vaccination correlates to income (access required)

Idaho vaccination rate (all doses) through July 1, 2021, plotted versus per capita income (2019) by county.

As of July 5, four cases of the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus have been confirmed in Idaho. The highly contagious Delta strain is now rapidly spreading in the United States. It is not too late to receive a ...

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PetIQ debuts new headquarters in Eagle (access required)

The new corporate headquarters of PetIQ in Eagle.

Since it was founded a decade ago, PetIQ has become one of Idaho’s business success stories. In keeping with its growth curve, the pet supply and services firm cut the ribbon on a new corporate headquarters building in Eagle on ...

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