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Lewiston sees big jump in construction value for 2020 (access required)

The city of Lewiston announced on Nov. 24 that the city saw close to $75 million in construction during its 2020 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30. “The construction values show a robust investment climate in Lewiston’s economy, which ...

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Trying to avoid crisis standards, Little keeps Idaho at Level 2 (access required)

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Gov. Brad Little once again did not advance any new public measures to combat the downward-spiraling COVID-19 situation in Idaho. Little took action on Dec. 10 to take no further actions beyond those the state has already taken to combat ...

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How federal tax-credits affordable housing work (access required)

Tax credit financing of affordable housing was one of the provisions of the 1986 Tax Reform Act passed during the Reagan administration. The program sports the name of the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. It is designed to help subsidize ...

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Ketchum’s affordable housing proves Coolidge was right

Ketchum just proved Calvin Coolidge right on the value of persistence. On its fifth attempt in nine years, the group behind the Bluebird Village affordable housing development just won the ability to raise $12.1 million in equity financing to build ...

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Despite pandemic, Boise sets rental increase record (access required)

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All over the country, rents are in freefall — but not in Boise. As of Nov. 30, Boise successfully defended its title as the city with the largest rent increases since the beginning of pandemic, according the national rental broker ...

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Boise’s housing market breaks another national record (access required)

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Boise just broke another national record, but it might not be good for either business or labor. The U.S. Federal Housing and Finance Agency issued its third quarter statistics for homes on Nov. 24. According to FHFA, Boise led the ...

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Sephora store relocations more than just cosmetic changes (access required)

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Back when this American soap opera began in June, we billed it as the French fashionista threatening to leave an aging spouse down on his luck with a subplot of the hometown girl saving the family business during a killer epidemic. ...

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Sanford merger with Saltzer owner collapses over masks (access required)

The Saltzer Urgent Care Clinic in downtown Caldwell.

Intermountain Healthcare announced late on Friday, Dec. 4, that Sanford Health has indefinitely suspended the two health systems’ planned merger. Intermountain originally announced the now-halted merger just three weeks after it bought Treasure Valley-based Saltzer Health in October. The health care ...

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Visiting Boise’s new Ronald McDonald House — virtually (access required)

The newly-completed Ronald McDonald House next to St. Luke's in Boise

The Idaho Building Owners and Managers Association took a virtual tour of the somewhat-newly-completed Ronald McDonald House in Boise on Nov. 24. The New Ronald McDonald House is not what’s news here. The facility opened at the end of January. The ...

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Database provides improved access to soil information (access required)

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The folks at the federal government recently released a new data tool that allows map-based inquiries into the largest soils database ever assembled. The Boise office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service recently sent out a press release to announce ...

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