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‘A ripple-effect’ of housing challenges — mortgage rates and real estate trends  (access required)

Low housing inventory, climbing home prices and a shortage of workers and supplies are just a few not-so-secret challenges facing stakeholders in the mortgage lending and residential real estate industries statewide, so, Idaho Business Review asked five industry stakeholders to ...

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A Word with Fernando Veloz, MS Administrative Services  (access required)

In the following Q&A, Fernando Veloz offers his perspective as someone who works on the payer side of insurance claims and benefits and as a Hispanic individual. For Veloz, the stakeholders he works with are all saying the same thing, but the ...

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Breaking: FDA issues full approval for Pfizer vaccine (access required)

photo of walmart vaccination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as of Aug. 23 for individuals aged 16 and older. The vaccine will retain its emergency authorization for ages 12 through 15, which was ...

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Albertsons expands its digital shopping experience (access required)

Albertsons' new Deals & Delivery app, one of three new digital offerings introduced in August.

E-commerce channels are the big new thing for grocers. A recent survey by market research firm Morning Consult found that the number of people who do their shopping online almost doubled during the pandemic, from 13% before COVID-19 showed up ...

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The artful task of selling the Moscow police station (access required)

Moscow, Idaho welcome sign

The Moscow City Council gave the go-ahead on Aug. 2 to draw up the purchase agreement to sell its old police station to the University of Idaho. The sale caps two years of musical chairs involving the city, the university ...

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A letter to Washington state Governor Inslee: halt Washington Care Act 

Dear Governor Inslee:   I’m very concerned about the Washington Long-Term Care Act. So are thousands of other Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) employee-owners in several states. Forced participation in a state-mandated program is no substitute for individual choice and responsibility.  Some Washingtonians want long-term ...

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Ketchum needs $10M for open space (access required)

The approximate location of the proposed 65-acre Warms Springs Preserve in Ketchum at the foot of the northeast spur of Bald Mountain.

The City of Ketchum wants the last large piece of open land within city limits for a preserve. There’s one small problem: it needs to raise $10 million to buy it. The land is part of the former Warm Springs ...

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Scoular introduces barley program (access required)

Barley fields in the Palouse Valley of northern Idaho.

It’s old news that barley is Idaho’s other number-one crop, and most of that is for malting. Idaho growers plant around a half a million acres of barley every year, most of it in eastern Idaho and the Magic Valley. ...

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