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Idaho employers building resort housing (access required)

Artist's rendering of the Bluebird Workforce Housing project in Ketchum.

Some Idaho employers are building, leasing and renting housing for their employees who are priced out of the state’s runaway housing market. This phenomenon is currently taking place in Idaho’s resort communities, since local businesses cannot survive without clerical personnel, ...

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The In-N-Out infiltration (access required)

It’s been covered in most of the media outlets in Ada County that the fabled In-N-Out Burger is coming to Treasure Valley. This is indeed a cause for celebration if you love In-N-Out, which, personally, I do. Going to grad ...

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A room for you and your spuddy: the Big Idaho Potato Hotel (access required)

This business is so famous it’s on’s list of the 15 best roadside attractions in Idaho. It’s big and it’s brown and it’s bumpy, just like you’d expect from a 6-ton hollow lump of concrete masquerading as a russet ...

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IGEM grant awarded for Idaho rare earth elements extraction (access required)

Idaho miners know that it’s a new world for mining, to get the minerals needed to support modern technology without destroying the surface of the world where we live. “There’s an awful lot of mining that goes into having a ...

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The invasion of the franchise snatchers (access required)

Streetside sign of the Meridian Teriyaki Madness.

Franchises are invading Idaho with an outbreak growth rate of 3.6% for 2020-2021, and a projected 2.9% for 2021-2022. To put that into perspective, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the fastest-growing business sectors in the nation ...

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Greyhound terminal gets bus pass to redevelopment (access required)

The former Greyhound terminal in Boise just got a bus pass for redevelopment. Commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield announced the sale of the empty terminal on March 15. The one-story former bus station is at 1212 W. Bannock ...

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Housing unaffordability moves to rural Idaho (access required)

This is the third article of a three-part series. Unless a single mom with one child is making more than $58,000 gross income a year, she can give up on owning a house in rural Malad, the poster child for ...

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Eagle-based startup Partnyr has a better way to rent properties (access required)

When Brian de la Motte gained a property to rent out for the first time, he quickly became a frustrated landlord. “When I started screening and looking for tenants for the first time, I thought, ‘There’s got to be a ...

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The last regular COVID-19 media briefing (access required)

During its March 15 COVID-19 media briefing, in an action that spoke much louder than words, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) announced that the briefing would be the last of its regularly scheduled media events for the ...

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STCU to take over Banner Bank’s Hayden branch (access required)

photo of banner bank building

STCU, formerly the Spokane Teachers Credit Union, is acquiring a Banner Bank branch in Hayden as well as three other branches in northeast Washington, in Stevens County. What makes this transaction interesting is the transfer of retail banking brick-and-mortar locations ...

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