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Bill allowing out-of-state insurance plans headed to Senate

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A proposal to allow health insurers from other states to sell their plans in Idaho won enough support to advance to the Senate floor on Feb. 22, despite concerns from lawmakers the bill will likely not deliver on its promises. ...

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Nationally, nonprofit boards are stalled on diversity (access required)

A tabby cat at the Idaho Humane Society stares at an iPet Companion toy. Photo courtesy of Reach-In.

For all of the progress the nation has made with diversity and inclusion in the last several years, it turns out that when it comes to nonprofit organization boards, little has changed. Most nonprofit board chairmen are older white males, ...

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Wahooz adds big event center in Meridian (access required)

The new Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Fun Zone will have capacity for 600 people. Image courtesy of Wahooz Fun Zone.

Meeting space capacity will triple to 600 in Meridian by November as a new $4.5 million, 12,500-square-foot Galaxy Event Center opens at Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Meridian may be the second largest city in Idaho but, as of now, meetings, ...

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Strong demand, tight inventory and unsatisfied millennials define today’s “State of the Housing Union” (access required)

A home for sale in Boise.

Realtor.com has released its “State of the Housing Union,” which shows the strong U.S. economy and unprecedented housing shortage pressuring potential homebuyers striving to attain the American Dream. According to the analysis, strong buyer demand, constrained inventory, and ready-to-buy first ...

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Sales of US homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years


U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale. The National Association of Realtors said ...

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Redfin: Luxury home prices up 7 percent in the fourth quarter

The Susie Q Ranch in the Sun Valley area is on the market for 
Luxury home prices rose 7.4 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Redfin. File photo.

Luxury home prices rose 7.4 percent year-over-year to an average of $1.76 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest luxury market report from Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The analysis tracks home sales in more than ...

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