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Idaho non-farm jobs see nation’s second-largest increase (access required)

Idaho’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9% for the third straight month as non-farm jobs saw the nation’s second-largest increase, according to data recently released by the Idaho Department of Labor. The number of unemployed Idahoans increased by 136 to ...

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‘Computer, how is this patient doing?’ Using analytics in health care (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Onur Torusoglu’s name. St. Luke’s Health System is looking at new ways to use data analytics to help produce better patient outcomes. “It’s not magic, it’s math,” said Onur Torusoglu, ...

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Adare Manor brings affordable housing to Boise’s West End (access required)

A coalition of community and regional partners cut the ribbon on a new affordable and workforce housing development in the heart of downtown Boise on Oct. 29. The 134-unit apartment community, called Adare, was spearheaded by the Northwest Integrity Housing ...

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‘Unicorn’ Vacasa completes acquisition, raises $319 million

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Vacation rental company Vacasa announced the finalization of a major acquisition that could almost double the size of the company’s holdings, as well as a $319 million third round of investment. Vacasa – based in Portland but with a Boise corporate ...

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Lawmakers forum addresses university diversity (access required)

Diversity at college campuses has divided the gem state for months, but legislators at a recent panel discussion were united on one view: Universities in Idaho need to bring a larger and more diverse pool of graduates to the workforce. ...

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Round Up 10.29.19 (access required)

Flamingo West 2, LLC purchased a 19.10 acre parcel at 0 Highway 20/26 in Nampa. DJ Thompson, Jen McEntee and Bree Wells of Cushman & Wakefield Pacific represented the buyer. John Owen of Western Idaho Realty represented the seller. Vista View LLC purchased 7,264 ...

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Idaho lags in boosting Latino student education achievements

Idaho’s State Department of Education has a long-term goal to improve tests scores and other education achievements by Latino students but the plan has seen little success in its first two years. The strategy for reaching those goals has been ...

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Signature collecting begins for school-funding initiative

Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to raise more than $170 million for K-12 public schools by increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations have started collecting signatures to get the measure on the November 2020 ballot. The group started ...

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Lead, copper found in pipes of historic Moscow building

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an historic Idaho building are drinking bottled water after managers found elevated lead and copper levels in water coming from some taps. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the tainted water was found in Moscow’s McConnell Building. ...

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