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Idaho lawmakers eye fast exit if coronavirus hits Statehouse

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Gov. Brad Little and leaders in the Idaho House and Senate said Thursday they’ve made contingency plans for a hasty end to the legislative session should someone in the Statehouse get the new coronavirus. “The fact that we aggregate people ...

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Idaho Housing and Finance holds 2020 Conference (access required)

Keynote speakers Charlie Cook (left) and Eliot Eisenberg (right) at the 2020 IHFA Conference.

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association brought together an inventive mix of speakers, workshops, trade exhibitions and classes in Boise for their 2020 conference on March 2-3. “From what I’ve heard,” said Gerald Hunter, president and executive director of IHFA, ...

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Treefort postponing music festival to September due to coronavirus concerns

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In response to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Treefort Music Fest and its ancillary conferences, including Hackfort, are being postponed until Sept. 23-27. “We have been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have been in constant contact with The City of ...

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Economist Eliot Eisenberg: Idaho housing underbuilt (access required)

Speaker Eliot Eisenberg (left) and IFHA executive director Gerald Hunter (right) at the 2020 IHFA conference.

Eliot Eisenberg, the nationally-syndicated “bowtie economist,” said that there is no good economic reason not to build more housing in Idaho. Eisenberg was one of the keynote speakers at the 2020 Idaho Housing and Finance Association Conference, held at the ...

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Post Falls hospital introduces surgery with 3D robotic microscopy (access required)

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Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls recently acquired a new 3D robotic microscopy tool for surgery and it has already saved one man’s arm and spine. Paul Huling, 53, a former police officer who works for the Shoshone County public ...

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Senate OKs bill targeting predatory medical debt collectors

Legislation in Idaho to create transparency in medical bills sent to people and to rein in predatory medical debt collectors headed to the governor’s desk on Monday. The Senate voted 32-1 to approve the measure backers call consumer protection legislation. ...

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Whitetail expands into Idaho (access required)

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A top realty firm using a remote-only business model is moving into Idaho. Whitewater Properties, a leading recreational land firm, announced on March 2 their expansion into Idaho and neighboring markets. Whitetail boasts sales of over $1.3 billion annually across ...

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