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IMA announces ‘Coolest Thing Made in Idaho’ winner (access required)

There are a lot of ‘cool’ things made in Idaho, but there is one company that stands apart this year. Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (IMA) recently congratulated the Atomic Potato Chip Company for winning this year’s Coolest Thing Made in Idaho contest.  Sponsored ...

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Idaho receives top AAA credit rating (access required)

The State of Idaho received a default credit rating of AAA from Fitch Ratings Inc. on Nov. 4. This is the highest rating that Fitch Ratings issues. Idaho is now in rarefied company, since at any one time, only around ...

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Groundbreaking for Caldwell’s biggest building (access required)

The groundbreaking ceremony at the North Ranch Logistics Building No. 1 in Caldwell.

Developer AT Industrial and its general contractor McAlvain Companies Inc. of Boise broke ground on Nov. 10 on a 305,295-square-foot industrial building. Billed as the biggest industrial building to be built in Caldwell, the new structure is called the North ...

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Rediscovering my passion for Idaho politics 

When I first was approached to join Idaho’s redistricting commission, I wasn’t inclined to do it. I’d been working as a political staffer for almost 17 years, and as much as I loved and cherished my political career, the friends I made and the ...

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Gopuff Boise delivery service not a lot of hot air (access required)

Two college kids started a late-night delivery service back in 2013 to fuel those late-night convenience store cravings for frozen food, soda and munchies. Targeting college towns, they expanded their business to include more items and more locations. This business ...

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Idaho ski resorts invest in capital improvements  (access required)

While Thanksgiving means the beginning of the holiday shopping season for retailers, for Idaho ski resorts, it means something else: opening day. And many report that they’ve spent the off-season investing in infrastructure to improve skiers’ experiences. Unlike many other industries, ...

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Where and who the federal vaccination mandate affects (access required)

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The rules for federal vaccination mandates requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 are summarized in this article, with some of the trickier twists highlighted. The Biden administration released the details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Nampa is the No. 2 boomtown in the country (access required)

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Nampa is the No. 2 boomtown in the country It might sound like old news by now, but another study is out featuring more record-breaking growth statistics for Idaho. This time the study is from SmartAsset, a fintech firm that ...

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Medicare penalizes 9 Idaho hospitals for excess readmissions (access required)

Nine out of Idaho’s 47 hospitals (19%) will be penalized by Medicare during the 2022 federal fiscal year (FY) for readmitting too many patients within 30 days of discharging them. Medicare penalized seven Idaho hospitals for FY2021, 10 for FY2020 ...

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Is the Idaho real estate bubble going to burst? 

Idaho home values are skyrocketing. The median home sale price, in Ada County, broke $500K for the first time this year, and in June it hit $525K. Home values are up 32% in the last year alone, an increase of over $100K on ...

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