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Construction begins on Meridian’s Old Town Lofts (access required)

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An apartment complex with commercial and retail space has broken ground in downtown Meridian, the largest privately funded project yet built in Idaho’s second-largest city. Old Town Lofts will comprise 103 apartment units across two four-story buildings on the site ...

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Boise honors organizations for building excellence (access required)

The city of Boise has recognized six businesses, organizations and building owners whose projects represent the best of the city’s built environment. Mayor David Bieter was among the presenters at a luncheon hosted by the Building Owners and Managers Association of ...

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Health care administrator opens call center in Boise (access required)

A Maryland-based administrator of consumer-directed health care savings accounts has officially opened its Boise call center and is looking to hire up to 60 new employees. ConnectYourCare hosted an open house and tour of the facility at 6074 Discovery Way ...

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Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in south-central Idaho in favor of non-native plants to increase forage for cattle and sheep. The ruling directs the U.S. Bureau ...

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Decommissioned Eastern Idaho nuclear reactor opens for tours

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory’s Experimental Breeder Reactor-I will open for tours on Friday. The site designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966 is now a museum that draws about 10,000 visitors a year. The ...

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Boise city council president announces she’ll run for mayor

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she’ll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election. McLean in the announcement Monday says she’s frustrated with how the city is handling growth and what she says is a ...

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Export-Import Bank regains functioning board (access required)

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A confirmation logjam that had stymied international business lending since 2015 was finally broken recently when the Senate voted to confirm three new members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, giving the organization a quorum. “The Senate ...

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U.S. News ranks Idaho as 16th best state (access required)

The Gem State might be tops on a lot of recent “best of” lists, and the latest U.S. News and World Report best state rankings sees Idaho making a respectable showing. In its third annual survey published May 14, the ...

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WinCo expands into Montana, Oklahoma markets (access required)

As WinCo Foods readies to build a second Meridian store, the company continues to grow its market share in other Western states, bringing its famous low prices to the competitive grocery industry. Employee-owned WinCo opened the first of two newly ...

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Jet Health buys Boise home health firm (access required)

A California-based home health provider has purchased a Boise home health and hospice company. Jet Health, an Irvine, California-headquartered regional provider of home health services, on May 8, said it had acquired First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an ...

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