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Finances finalized for 6-story downtown Twin Falls project (access required)

Artist's rendering of the proposed mixed-use building at 160 Main Avenue South in downtown Twin Falls.

Financing of $12 million came together during the last week of January for a six-story building in Twin Falls. The 15,000-square-foot mixed-use project will include workforce housing, commercial offices and retail space. The new building will be at 160 Main Avenue ...

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Idaho Treasurer’s office loses eviction lawsuit appeal (access required)

The State Treasurer's Manganese Steel Safe Co. cannon ball-style safe, which is so heavy that it was put into place and the east wing of the Capitol was built around it.

For anyone new to town or just not paying attention, ever since January 2018, the Legislature has been working to take over the offices of the Idaho State Treasurer on the first floor of the State Capitol Building. After refusing ...

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Idaho returns to Stage 3 but vaccines are still scarce (access required)

Idaho State Epidemiologist, Dr. Christine Hahn, at the Feb. 2 announcement for the state progressing back to Stage Three measures for containing COVID-19. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

Governor Brad Little announced on Feb. 2 that Idaho has once again progressed to Idaho Rebounds Stage 3. “When we moved back to Stage 2 in November, case counts were spiking and hospitals were bracing for the worst,” Little remarked. ...

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Analysis: Could electrifying Idaho really get these results? (access required)

This article was updated on Feb. 10 to incorporate a response from Rewiring America. An analysis by a renewable-energy think tank estimates that electrifying every home and vehicle in Idaho could save $1.3 billion and create 35,314 jobs. For the ...

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What makes Boise a top home rental market? (access required)

photo of house for rent

The Treasure Valley is one of the leading markets in the nation in the rapidly growing single-family home built-to-rent market. The reasons behind this was one of the major topics of a Jan. 28 virtual roundtable on family rentals, held ...

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How many vaccinations has Idaho given? It’s not simple (access required)

National news outlets are not reporting accurate Idaho vaccine data. Much of the blame for this is due to both data entry delays and from using data from U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention instead of from the State of ...

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Midas Gold reaches cleanup agreement for Stibnite (access required)

This artificial pond is a remnant of former mining operations in the Stibnite site.

Midas Gold Corporation of Vancouver, B.C., has forged an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. National Forest Service on a three-phase plan to remediate the abandoned Stibnite mine in Valley County. The firm announced the agreement ...

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Analysis: Idaho hospital price transparency lacks clarity (access required)

St. Alphosus' online shoppable services tool. Click to enlarge. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

A new health care transparency rule went into effect on Jan.1, requiring hospitals to publish all prices, including those negotiated with private insurers. Hospitals have implemented the new rule around the state with some highly variable results. The new rule ...

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Rise in multifamily living boosts self-storage units (access required)

photo of self-storage

Self-storage businesses in Idaho can pop up faster than mushrooms after a rainstorm. Two market factors drive this trend: Idaho’s growth and regional economic metrics that favor investment in this asset class. In a sound bite: Idaho self-storage makes money. ...

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