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Meridian opens $5.4 million fire station (access required)

Meridian Fire Station No. 6.

Meridian has a new fire station to serve the southern portion of the city. The City of Meridian held a ceremonial uncoupling of a fire hose on March 12 to mark the grand opening of their new fire station No. ...

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Idaho’s price gouging law in effect during the COVID-19 emergency

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, basic staples such as hand sanitizer, dried pasta and toilet paper have been in short supply, with many stores completely sold out of such necessities. But thanks to Idaho law, shoppers are protected from excessive ...

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Idaho COVID-19 cases continue to grow

Governor Brad Little signs the state emergency proclamation for COVID-19.

For a time, Idaho was among just five states without a confirmed case of COVID-19, but that run came to an end on March 13. Gov. Brad Little announced the state’s first positive test for the disease — a woman in her 50s ...

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“Mayor Tammy” named Idaho Woman of the Year at 2020 gala

Tammy de Weerd, the former mayor of Meridian, was named the Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year for 2020. She received her award at the climax of the 15th Women of the Year Gala on March 11 at the ...

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Idaho lawmakers eye fast exit if coronavirus hits Statehouse

photo of Idaho state Capitol

Gov. Brad Little and leaders in the Idaho House and Senate said Thursday they’ve made contingency plans for a hasty end to the legislative session should someone in the Statehouse get the new coronavirus. “The fact that we aggregate people ...

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Idaho Housing and Finance holds 2020 Conference (access required)

Keynote speakers Charlie Cook (left) and Eliot Eisenberg (right) at the 2020 IHFA Conference.

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association brought together an inventive mix of speakers, workshops, trade exhibitions and classes in Boise for their 2020 conference on March 2-3. “From what I’ve heard,” said Gerald Hunter, president and executive director of IHFA, ...

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Treefort postponing music festival to September due to coronavirus concerns

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In response to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Treefort Music Fest and its ancillary conferences, including Hackfort, are being postponed until Sept. 23-27. “We have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with The City of ...

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Economist Eliot Eisenberg: Idaho housing underbuilt (access required)

Speaker Eliot Eisenberg (left) and IFHA executive director Gerald Hunter (right) at the 2020 IHFA conference.

Eliot Eisenberg, the nationally-syndicated “bowtie economist,” said that there is no good economic reason not to build more housing in Idaho. Eisenberg was one of the keynote speakers at the 2020 Idaho Housing and Finance Association Conference, held at the ...

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