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Construction costs keep rising as tariff anxiety festers (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in May, following price increases this spring driven by trade disputes over steel, aluminum and lumber. The cost of all goods used in construction increased 8.8 percent year-over-year in May. Among individual types of materials, some of ...

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In broad survey of law firms, partners resist change (access required)

While law firms have mostly recovered from the Great Recession, they now face new threats to which they are not adequately responding. That is the message from Altman Weil’s recently released 2018 Law Firms in Transition survey, an annual gauge ...

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Mountain Health CO-OP fined (access required)

An Idaho health insurance provider was fined $10,000 for inaccurate website information. Mountain Health CO-OP “had represented to agents and posted on its website that certain medical providers at a regional medical facility in Idaho were within the MHC network ...

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Construction industry absorbs another blow (access required)

When President Donald Trump cited national security concerns and signed orders in March imposing significant new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, the construction industry was thrown for something of a loop. While domestic steel and aluminum manufacturers praised the ...

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Idaho nuclear research lab looking to downsize workforce

Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear research lab want to eliminate 99 employees and hope they will take a voluntary separation agreement, they said in a notice to employees. The Idaho National Laboratory is looking to free up “resources for ...

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Accomplished Under 40 awards event celebrates state’s rising leaders

Looking for proof that Idaho is on the rise? On June 12, Boise Centre East hosted a gala event to recognize 40 of the state’s best and brightest young professionals – a talented group including burgeoning leaders in government, technology, ...

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