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Idaho Treasurer fighting Legislature for Capitol office (access required)

Representative Bill Goesling at his cubicle in the basement of the Capital Building.

A turf battle over office space is underway in the hallowed halls of the Idaho Capitol Building. The Legislature wants to evict the Idaho State Treasurer from her first-floor office in the Capitol Building, but Treasurer Julie Ellsworth doesn’t want ...

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U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services penalizes 10 Idaho hospitals

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Jan. 28 that it will cut 2020 payments to 10 Idaho hospitals with high readmission rates. Two of those hospitals, Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls and St. Joseph Regional ...

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The Idaho survivors of the retail apocalypse

Macy’s rocked the world of retail on Feb. 4 when the company announced the closure of 125 additional stores and loss of 2,000 corporate positions. The flip side of this story is that, other than the shuttering of the Lewiston ...

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Hotel Ketchum opens taco lounge and tequila bar (access required)

Hotel Ketchum is continuing its retail and eatery expansion with another addition to its property as Barrio75, a taco lounge and tequila bar, prepares to open at the hotel. The brainchild of Chef Daniel Asher and Josh Dinar, publisher of ...

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Alaska Airlines adds Boise-to-Everett service (access required)

An Alaska Airlines E175

Alaska Airlines announced on Feb. 5 that it will begin nonstop daily service between Boise and Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The once-a-day flight will operate year-round on an Embraer 175, beginning on June 18, 2020. Alaska’s Embraer 175 features ...

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U.S. News & World Report: Inn at 500 No. 1 in Idaho (access required)

Photo of the Inn at 500 Capital.

The Inn at 500 Capitol just received the No. 1 spot as the best hotel in Idaho from U.S. News & World Report, an international authority for industry and cultural rankings. The almost century-old periodical issued their 10th annual best ...

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Kuna P&Z approves 761-acre subdivision (access required)

The Kuna Planning and Zoning Commission, from left to right: John Laraway, Cathy Gealy, Lee Young, and Dana Hennis.

KUNA – The City of Kuna Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation, planned unit development, preliminary plat, development agreement and design review for the 761-acre master-planned Spring Rock subdivision at their Jan. 28 meeting – but that approval came only ...

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