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Boise to use facial recognition technology at city hall

City officials say Boise is installing facial recognition technology at its city halls to keep “banned people” out of the government buildings. Mayor David Bieter’s spokesman Mike Journee says the city will spend $52,000 to install the technology at Boise ...

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Boise fifth ‘best’ city for first-time homebuyers (access required)

Despite tighter-than-tight inventory and big price gains from last year, the Boise metro area is still one of the best places in the U.S. for people looking to buy a home for the first time, according to a new study ...

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Idaho-based pet medication firm closes $185 million acquisition (access required)

EAGLE — A local company is aiming to take a larger bite out of the rapidly growing U.S. pet medication sales market. PetIQ on July 8 finalized its acquisition of Perrigo’s animal health unit for $185 million in cash. Now a ...

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CBH Homes loses BBB accreditation (access required)

A Boise-based homebuilder has lost its good standing with a leading consumer advocacy organization. CBH Homes is longer accredited by the Better Business Bureau due to what it calls a “no response” to a complaint leveled by a consumer against ...

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Saint Al’s launches program to serve military community (access required)

A new program offered by Saint Alphonsus Health System looks to better serve those who serve. Active members of the armed forces, veterans and their families living in the Treasure Valley could have an easier time accessing more comprehensive medical ...

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REIT inks deal for Nampa skilled nursing facility (access required)

NAMPA – A California real estate investment firm has added a second skilled nursing facility in the Treasure Valley to its ownership portfolio. CareTrust REIT Inc. said July 1 that it expanded its existing relationship with operator Cascadia Healthcare with ...

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Idaho counting on 2020 Census dollars (access required)

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The upcoming census is important for more than just the bragging rights that Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the Union: Millions of dollars ride on the outcome. An undercounted Idahoan in the 2020 Census could cost the state between $1,200 and ...

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Biking in Downtown? This may be the perfect spot to store your bike

People looking to bike in Downtown Boise can now park their bicycles in a more secure spot, thanks to an indoor bike storage station in the parking garage at 9th and Main streets. The first-of-its-kind “BikeBOI” is open 24/7. Up ...

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Downtown Boise: Housing projects bring challenges, opportunities

“I was born and raised here and for a vast majority of that time, there was dirt all over downtown Boise,” explains Nick Schlekeway, CEO of the Amherst Madison real estate firm. “There were dirt parking lots — eight, nine, ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud: Interview with Scott Flynn of Indiedwell

In the third episode of Idaho Business Out Loud, we discuss construction labor trends in Idaho and head over to the Indiedwell facility in Caldwell to talk with co-founder Scott Flynn about shipping container homes, sustainability in construction and affordable ...

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