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Biden’s vaccine mandate is not the solution 

Americans are deeply divided on COVID-19 and the response to it. Public health has turned political, there’s no doubt about it. But the situation playing out in hospitals across the country isn’t up for debate. There are more patients in ...

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Back to school during uncertain times

The new school year began with more uncertainty than we expected because of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant strain. However, based on our overall performance and experience last year, I am confident that our local school boards, ...

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A note from the editor Sept. 24

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Is it just me, or is there a lot of development happening across the state?  A number of our stories this week have some element of development-related information in them, whether that is the potential wind farm project near Twin Falls, as Catie Clark ...

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Why is Cleantech good for Idaho? 

What is Cleantech? Cleantech is a broadly inclusive term that refers to companies and technologies that create jobs and deploy new innovations that improve environmental and social sustainability. Why Idaho? To start, Idaho is rich in natural resources that make cleantech ...

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Middle market enters expansion mode after one year of pandemic impacts 

In its second quarter 2021 survey, KeyBank asked 400 owners and executives of middle market businesses — defined as those in the $10 million to $2 billion range — how macroeconomic conditions and government policies have impacted their businesses. The survey found that the middle market is back ...

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A note from the editor Sept. 17

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Construction, architectural design and other stakeholders have announced a variety of developments this week, as is evident in our focus section. Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA) continues to make headlines, in not one but two stories this week. The company announced ...

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AIC responds to House leadership op-ed 

City leaders read with great interest the editorial opinion from the Idaho House of Representatives leadership challenging cities to use one-time government aid to reduce city budgets in the upcoming year. Apparently, our leadership team in the House of Representatives doesn’t know that city budgets were ...

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A new possible in education 

The fire burned for four straight days, scorching thousands of acres in the foothills north of Boise. Hundreds of homes were evacuated. Flooding and mudslides threatened the city in the aftermath of the blaze.  This year marks 25 years since ...

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Idaho businesses can eliminate debt faster using these strategies

Businesses can accumulate plenty of debt, especially when first starting. When the pandemic swept the United States, more businesses went into debt, or the amount of debt they had initially increased. With over 160,000 estimated small businesses in the state of ...

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