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US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try  (access required)

Problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, U.S. officials said, and converting high-level liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the U.S. Department ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ The number of Idaho COVID-19 related lawsuits is suitable

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The number of Idaho COVID-19 related lawsuits is suitable According to the national COVID-19 lawsuit case tracker at law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth, 7,734 COVID-related lawsuits were filed in the United States in 2020 and 4,841 in 2021. In Idaho, ...

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Lamb Weston to issue new notes

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Taking advantage of lower interest rates continues to be popular with Idaho firms and local governments and taxing districts. This time around, it is the french fry giant Lamb Weston jumping on the opportunity to reissue some of its debt ...

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A word with ITD retiring director Brian Ness 

Director Brian Ness joined the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) in 2009, traveling over 2,000 miles across the country from Michigan where he worked for 30 years at the Michigan Department of Transportation. He was familiar with Idaho, but did not ...

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Employers should prepare for federally mandated workplace vaccination requirements 

On Sept. 9, President Biden announced forthcoming rules and regulations as part of a “Path out of the Pandemic,” including a variety of workplace vaccination mandates for three different types of businesses: (1) private employers with over 100 employees; (2) health care employers; and (3) employers ...

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Boise residential real estate spurs conflicting rankings (access required)

Real estate market hotness rankings from realtor.com for the Boise and Coeur d’Alene metros

Is the residential real estate market in Boise really that great? The Idaho Business Review (IBR) took a look at both the good and the not-so-good aspects of the current state of the Boise area home buying scene as we ...

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Walgreens taking over pharmacies, a shot in the arm for Bi-Mart  (access required)

Jettisoning Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which is being acquired by Walgreens, was a matter of survival for the employee-owned membership discount store chain. Vice President of Advertising and Marketing Don Leber, based in Eugene, Oregon, ticked off several reasons the chain’s pharmacy business was dragging down the company. Bi-Mart operates five ...

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Construction shines in this year’s Top Projects  (access required)

Construction professionals from many specialties celebrated successes Thursday night as Idaho Business Review (IBR) Top Projects speakers shared highlights from a year unlike any other seen before. “You have weathered the pandemic, and (the) election, labor shortages, supply chain issues, change orders and Zoom to get here. Just being here in ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ More at Ten Mile Crossing, First Cobalt exploring Salmon area (access required)

The developer trio of Ball Ventures Ahlquist, Brighton and SCS Development broke ground on Oct. 7 on a new 75,000 square foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

Another groundbreaking at Ten Mile Crossing Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA), Brighton Corporation and SCS Development held a groundbreaking on Oct. 7 for a new 75,000-square-foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing, the commercial and office development in Meridian just north ...

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Snake River Holdings buys Kodiak America (access required)

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Kodiak America in Burley became part of Snake River Holdings on Sept. 29 in a move that brings this manufacturer of heavy snow removal equipment under the same corporate umbrella as another Burley company: potato equipment company Double L. “Kodiak ...

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