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Grace Assisted Living builds new facility in Garden City (access required)

Grace Assisted Living is constructing a new retirement community in Garden City.The 78,000-square-foot complex will include 85 studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments, a central dining room, common areas, a recreation and theater room, a hair salon and other amenities. ...

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Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn’t likely anytime soon. A dwindling number of cattle and growing ...

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Your chances of being audited are lower than they’ve been in years

Americans’ chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than ...

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Washington State University considers med school

Medical officials predict an aging population and expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act will contribute to doctor shortages across the nation. In response to the projected need, Washington State University has begun exploring the feasibility of opening a ...

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Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem

With three little words, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party. An early GOP ...

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Bar Association report: 2013 law grads struggling to find work (access required)

It’s still a tough job market for law school graduates. While the class of 2013 was the largest graduating class ever, with about 400 more attorneys than the previous year, graduates unfortunately aren’t having much better luck finding jobs, according ...

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Coldwater CEO: liquidation shocking and unexpected

Coldwater Creek CEO Jill Brown Dean said the women’s clothing company had been trying to turn around its fortunes for as long as she’d been with the company. While Coldwater Creek, based in Sandpoint, has struggled for years, Dean said ...

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Coldwater Creek going bankrupt, liquidating by May (access required)

Sandpoint women’s clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. Coldwater Creek said April 11 that its stores and ...

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US consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February

Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use. Consumer borrowing climbed $16.5 billion in February, up ...

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