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Idaho Land Board eyes building a prison as an investment

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Land Board on Tuesday decided to look into building a prison as a possible investment with $130 million it has accumulated through the sale of commercial and residential properties. The five-member board that includes ...

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Idaho Foodbank gives sneak peek of its new Meridian home (access required)

Morgan Wilson of the Idaho Foodbank inside the new freezer at the Foodbank's new facility

The Idaho Foodbank outgrew its current space five years ago. On July 21, it took the wraps off a construction project that will allow the nonprofit to consolidate its Treasure Valley offices and operations into one building in Meridian, four ...

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Home sales, prices, mortgages, defaults up; rates down (access required)

photo of house for sale

Idaho real estate markets have not behaved as expected for an economic downturn. The recession triggered in 2008 by the collapse of the housing bubble and subprime mortgage failures caused a national plateau in depressed home sales that lasted well ...

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Transportation Department clearing Highway 95 rockslide (access required)

ITD crews working on the repair of Old Pollock Road prior to opening it as a detour.

After three weeks, the debris from the rockslide between Pollock and Riggins was still sitting on US-95. After two rock fall events within one week, the Idaho Transportation Department stopped work to monitor the safety of the area before allowing ...

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To attract, retain diverse workforce, start with self-reflection

Diversity on the jobsite and within the various departments of a construction company has numerous benefits, but building and retaining a truly diverse workforce takes an unwavering commitment to equity within organization walls. That commitment requires organizations to invest in ...

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Parky McParkface? Newest Boise park in search of a name (access required)

The staging ground for the construction of the office building at 11th and Idaho in downtown Boise is the site of a yet-unnamed future park. Construction of the park will begin as soon as the building at 11th and Idaho is complete.

The new downtown city park to be built later this year at the corner of 11th and Bannock is suffering from the lack of a name. The new park was the subject of several motions and presentations at the July ...

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Idaho Falls will finally get its Costco store in August (access required)

The Idaho Falls Costco under construction on July 11. Photo by Sean Clark.

In just one month, Costco will open up in Idaho Falls. For years, eastern Idaho has had a curious balance with membership warehouse stores: the Sam’s Club was in Idaho Falls and the Costco was in Pocatello. This was little ...

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As remote work spreads, will corporate offices disappear? (access required)

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Elliott Holt was always firmly opposed to letting employees work from home. “There’s no control over it,” says the CEO of a Nashville-based medical records company. “We like to be in control.” With MediCopy growing at breakneck ...

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Idaho firm delays phosphate rock reactor cleaning project (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

Itafos Conda will change the scope of its yearly downtime for maintenance and inspection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a July 10 news release from the phosphate company, the annual July “plant turnaround” will be cut back to ...

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