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Kuna considering ‘retail village’ for its small businesses (access required)

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The city of Kuna’s economic development committee is in the beginning stages of a “retail village” to let small businesses get off the ground without the expense of a storefront. “While we have a number of businesses in our downtown, ...

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Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the ...

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Vacasa gets additional funding to overcome coronavirus (access required)

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Vacasa — which, like many vacation rental companies, was hit hard by COVID-19 — has received an additional round of funding from its investors that is intended to help it through the crisis. The company, which has headquarters both in Portland and ...

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Analysis: The muddle of relief for Idaho’s rural hospitals (access required)

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How much did Idaho’s rural hospitals receive from the $10 billion rural health care relief funds? Short of asking each individual hospital, it is impossible right now to tell who got what. That’s because the amounts that the U.S. Department ...

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Mental health also critical aspect of COVID-19, Micron says (access required)

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COVID-19 coronavirus has caused many companies to feel concerned about the physical well-being of their employees, but what about their mental health? One Idaho company is taking the lead. Micron — which, as a company with international locations, including China, was ...

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Pandemic halts, delays projects nationwide, AGC survey finds (access required)

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than one out of four contractors to halt or delay work on current projects, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. The survey results show how quickly market conditions have ...

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Analysis: The economics of COVID-19 nursing home testing (access required)

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To reboot the nation’s economy, one of the many steps recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is testing all nursing homes for COVID-19. The estimated one-time cost to do so is $440 million, according to an estimate by ...

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