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Idaho labor situation improves (access required)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its state data on April 20 for hiring and firing, updating the labor profile for Idaho through the end of February 2022. Unlike Idaho Business Review’s last look at the State Job ...

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The first Housing Innovation Hub conference (access required)

Levi Smith, president and CEO of Franklin Building Supply, has a vision to make Boise “the place for housing innovation.” To further this goal, he has spearheaded an initiative called the Housing Innovation Hub, which had its first conference April ...

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St. Luke’s buys McCall building for workforce housing (access required)

Photo of the building that the St. Luke's Health System bought at 212 N 3rd Street in McCall to help improve the workforce housing available for its employees

The St. Luke’s Health System bought a commercial property in McCall to help with the problem many of its employees have with finding affordable housing in the area. St. Luke’s made the announcement on April 21 that it has purchased ...

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Albertsons reports profitable Q4 and 2021 earnings (access required)

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Albertsons issued its fourth quarter (Q4) and 2021 fiscal year (FY2021) financial results in an earnings call on April 12. The grocery retailer also announced a quarterly $0.12 cash dividend per share of Class A and A-1 stock for those ...

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Cheesy outfit in Nampa shows the whey! (access required)

Every week, around 800 Idahoans report to work in one of Idaho’s largest dairy processing plants in Nampa. This same plant has been winning international awards for the quality of its products for the last decade. The plant belongs to ...

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Survey of 2022 Idaho Health Care Legislation (access required)

The Idaho 2022 Legislative Session saw the passage and approval of 333 bills, six of which were vetoed, and 327 were passed, 325 of which were signed by Gov. Brad Little and two became law without signature. Out of all ...

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Survey of 2022 Idaho Business Legislation (access required)

The Idaho 2022 Legislative Session saw the passage and approval of 333 bills, six of which were vetoed, and 327 were passed, 325 of which were signed by Gov. Brad Little and two became law without signature. Out of all ...

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Environmental group files third lawsuit to block US-95 roadwork (access required)

The Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC) filed its third lawsuit on March 22 to block the construction of the new 6.5-mile four-lane divided-highway section of US-95 south of Moscow. The new roadway as currently designed will cross the prairie below ...

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The draft Ada Co. zoning rewrite is done (access required)

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After a year of analysis, workshops, stakeholder meetings and public outreach, the draft of Ada County’s rewritten zoning ordinance is complete and ready for public review and comments. The county will hold two public open house events during the third ...

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$200M spans the bridge funding gap (access required)

The West Bridge Street Bridge in Blackfoot

When Gov. Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1359 (SB1359) into law on March 17, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) gained funding to repair or replace bridges around the state. SB1359 Sponsored by Sen. Jim Woodward and Rep. Matthew ...

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