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Plated serves Albertsons a lawsuit (access required)

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Former shareholders of the Plated meal kit company filed a lawsuit against grocery giant Albertsons on Sept. 1 for fraud in the State of Delaware chancery court. Plaintiffs claimed that Albertsons deliberately missed revenue targets to avoid post-acquisition payouts to ...

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Moody’s rates Vallivue school district bonds fourth-highest (access required)

Vallivue School District #139 received a rating of Aa1-enhanced/Aa3-underlying from Moody’s Investors Service for $48.27 million of General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Series 2020) that it is selling. The district passed a bond election in March 2019 for $65 million. The ...

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Imperfect COVID liability immunity bill passes Legislature (access required)

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In its extraordinary session of Aug. 24 through Aug. 26, the Idaho Legislature passed House Bill 6, which was the fifth version of the pandemic-specific liability immunity legislation to be drafted and considered over just three days. HB6, which Governor ...

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ITD has a blast with US-95 rock slide cleanup project (access required)

The Aug. 28 blasting at the US-95 rock slide site south of Riggins.

The Idaho Transportation Department awarded Scarsella Brothers Inc. of Kent, Washington, a $3 million contract to clean up the massive rock slide on U.S.-95 south of Riggins. The job includes removing all the rubble from two rounds of blasting, installing ...

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Governor Brad Little: Two more weeks of COVID-19 Stage 4 (access required)

Gov. Brad Little at his Sept. 3 press conference.

Governor Brad Little announced for the sixth time that Idaho is not yet ready to advance out of Stage 4 of the Idaho Rebounds program at a Sept. 3 press conference. During Stage 4 for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho’s ...

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Idaho awards $50 million in broadband grants (access required)

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In less than three months, Idaho has awarded almost $50 million to government entities and agencies to improve broadband internet connectivity in underserved areas of the state. The Corornavirus Financial Advisory Committee recommended on June 5 that Idaho use $50 ...

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Treasure Valley mayors talk pandemic, economy (access required)

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The Idaho Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women hosted a online panel on Zoom of five Treasure Valley mayors on Aug. 26 to answer questions on their response, plans and economic outlook for their cities in the wake of the ...

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BNSF Railroad building replacement bridge over Lake Pend Oreille (access required)

The tug and barge for driving the piles for the new BNSF railroad bridge over Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint.

BNSF Railroad is building a bridge over Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint that will eliminate the one of the two remaining single-track sections on any of the nation’s transcontinental rail routes. “The project will cost roughly $100 million,” BNSF spokesperson ...

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Other shoe drops: Nike no longer sells to Fred Meyer, Dillard’s (access required)

Idahoans won’t be buying their Nikes at Fred Meyer or Dillard’s anymore. Nike has been opening its own retail locations and moving away from some of its largest wholesale distribution networks. As a result, it will no longer sell wholesale ...

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Nampa holds economic panel on COVID-19 pandemic (access required)

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The City of Nampa held a “Community Conversation on Health, Economy, and Recovery” on Aug. 27, with two panels, one of which was made up of local Nampa business professionals, to answer questions on doing business during the pandemic-driven economic ...

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