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Emergency vs. experiment FDA approval (access required)

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One of the claims asserted against COVID-19 vaccination is that the new vaccines lack full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and are experimental in nature. These statements are both true and false. This Idaho Business Review (IBR) deep dive ...

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Optimism for Idaho crops dries up (access required)

How is the drought affecting Idaho’s crops? Noticeably, even with the state’s extensive irrigation network. The winter wheat harvest started in June. The July 12 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop progress and condition (CPC) report recorded a gruesome ...

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Roundup 7.30 (access required)

Baskin-Robbins leased 1,500 square feet of retail space at 1770 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian. Kelly Schnebly and Mallisa Jackson of Colliers Idaho represented the tenant. Blake Haggett of Avest Commercial represented the landlord. Buffalo Yard LLC purchased 39,200 square feet of industrial space at 2623 & 2647 Kimberly Road ...

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RC Willey expands to Idaho Falls (access required)

RC Willey store in Meridian.

Utah’s iconic furnishings business, RC Willey, announced on July 20 that it will build one of its large furniture stores on 20 acres in Idaho Falls, with an estimated opening in late 2022. The furnishing retailer has been in business ...

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Just how bad is the drought? (access required)

A graph showing the number of days between August 1 and the date of yearly peak storage in Jackson Lake, Wyo., plotted versus the draw down on August 1. The points labeled with corresponding years are all extreme or worse drought years where draw down exceeded 150,000 acre-feet to support irrigation.

In a sound bite, this year’s water situation for the Snake River — which irrigates the bulk of Idaho’s potato and barley crops — may be the worst in 25 years. This is based on water storage data from Jackson ...

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Banking experts warn of increasing inflation, show optimism for stocks (access required)

The bad news is that inflation is increasing even faster than expected, but the good news is that investment markets don’t seem to care much. That’s according to two Zions Bank economists, who gave a mid-year economic outlook on July 14. “There’s ...

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Federal definitions of rural (access required)

Editor’s note: This article accompanies the story “When rural isn’t rural, it can hurt Idaho health care” published July 23. In researching the story of Lost River Medical Center’s surgery facility for the last year and a half, the Idaho ...

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When rural isn’t rural, it can hurt Idaho health care (access required)

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This is a story of how a federal law killed a promising surgery center partnership between two rural hospitals in a tiny Idaho town and delayed the center’s completion by at least two years. The center was completed and opened ...

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Legal issues and politics over vaccination requirements (access required)

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (center, at podium) at her July 15 press conference.

In the wake of the employee vaccination requirements at Saint Alphonsus, St. Luke’s and Primary Health, three large health care employers in Idaho, some politicians like Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and Rep. Tammy Nichols have called for the Legislature to ...

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