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BNSF resumes work on ‘Funnel’ Sandpoint railway project (access required)

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SANDPOINT – A major railroad project is underway in Northern Idaho that is unique in the nation. In railroad slang, a funnel is where multiple rail routes merge down to share just one rail corridor through a region. The last remaining ...

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CARES Act loans coming through for Idaho small businesses

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Henry Yun, owner of Green Leaf Cleaners, an eco-friendly dry cleaner in Eagle, was relieved when his loan from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act program came through this week. “The survival of my business was completely ...

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Not much change in real estate sales yet despite COVID-19 (access required)

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Not much changed in the Treasure Valley residential real estate market during March, despite the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Idaho. In the March market report released by Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) on April 13, the surprise may be that ...

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While Idaho road construction remains healthy, 10% of all construction workers laid off due to COVID-19 coronavirus (access required)

Around 10% of those employed in the construction and extraction sector have been laid off since the beginning of March as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Meridian-based Engineered Structures Inc. laid off employees sometime before April. Neil Nelson, the ...

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Force Majeure clauses in a pandemic: which contracts can be breached due to COVID-19?

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has had significant impacts on companies and their commercial transactions resulting in disrupted supply chains, delaying supplies to companies and in some cases the performance obligations. As a result, ...

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Idaho distilleries making hand sanitizer (access required)

Distilled Resources Inc. outside of Rigby is one of several Idaho distilleries making hand sanitizer.

Going from making booze to making hand sanitizer might not seem like a natural progression but they both depend on alcohol, which is something every distillery knows a lot about. Several Idaho distilleries, mostly on their own, are switching over ...

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A word with Janessa White, co-founder of Simply Eloped

Started in 2016 in Idaho by a young couple seeing a shift towards elopements instead of traditional weddings, Simply Eloped got ahead of the curve and offered a unique service: planning small weddings and destination weddings for couples seeking something ...

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