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Idaho credit unions show robust first-quarter results (access required)

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Credit union financial reports for the first quarter were solid, with Idaho ranking first in the nation for asset growth at 6.2%. Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents Idaho credit unions, ...

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Breakfast Series report: Be our guest – Idaho’s dramatic hotel construction boom

Idaho record population growth is also bringing more travelers to the state, fueling a dramatic boom in the tourism industry. Travel and tourism is Idaho’s third largest industry behind agriculture and food products manufacturing and computer and electronics manufacturing, according ...

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Businesses partner to help family get first rung on housing ladder (access required)

A Raise the Wall construction party on June 12 was the first step in helping a Caldwell family get on the journey to affordable home ownership. A team of workers representing several local businesses and nonprofits gathered to support Marissa ...

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Hospital launches state’s first pediatric trauma program (access required)

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise now has the only dedicated pediatric trauma program in Idaho. The Level II program started in April, and the care team already has seen 23 patients, according to a St. Luke’s Health System official. ...

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Lamb Weston expands East Oregon operations (access required)

To help satisfy the world’s growing appetite for french fries, Idaho-based Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. unveiled its new $250 million facility on June 13 in Hermiston, Oregon. Announced in 2017, the expansion adds a new processing line to the existing ...

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Boise Cascade expands South Carolina facility (access required)

Boise Cascade Co. will expand its existing operations in Chester County, South Carolina, with $17.5 million worth of upgrade projects. According to a June 12 news release, the engineered wood products and plywood maker and building products distributor is investing ...

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WinCo’s frozen raspberries from Washington farm recalled

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Frozen red raspberries from a Washington state farm are being recalled across the western U.S. WinCo Foods says it sold frozen red raspberries manufactured by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington, that may be contaminated with norovirus. ...

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Oregon public defenders lobby for pay, staffing overhaul

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment ...

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