May 24, 2023

Saint Alphonsus named among nation’s top performing hospitals

BOISE, ID – Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa have received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023.  This is the Nampa hospital’s first time receiving the award, while Boise is a repeat recipient.  They are the only hospitals in Idaho, and among only 262[...]

May 23, 2023

Business group: Companies in China want ‘clarity’ after security rule changes, raids on consultants

Foreign companies in China are uncertain about what they are allowed to do following police raids on consulting firms and want "greater clarity" about how newly expanded national security and other rules will be enforced, a foreign business group said Tuesday.

May 23, 2023

Idaho gas prices still calm – for now

BOISE, ID – As more than 42 million Americans – including 241,000 Idahoans – head out for Memorial Day weekend, filling up the gas tank won’t be nearly as painful as last year. According to AAA, Idaho’s average price for a gallon of regular is $3.76 – two cents more than a week ago and 12 cents more than a month ago, but 87 cents less than a year ago. Drivers in other parts of the c[...]

May 23, 2023

Dori Mulvaney joins Stoltz Marketing Group

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dori Mulvaney was ready to spread her wings and ventured to the Big Apple, where she studied at Pace University. Discovering that marketing satisfied both her curious and visual nature, she credits Snapple Iced Tea for the nudge to pursue an agency career. Before she had her fill of NYC, she visited Idaho on a whim, experienced having no cell service in the spe[...]

May 23, 2023

BSU announces new institute for microelectronics

BOISE, ID – With approval from the Idaho State Board of Education, Boise State University has established the Institute for Microelectronics Education and Research (MER), a university-wide effort to prepare students for careers related to microelectronics and to advance vital research conducted by faculty, staff, and students. The Institute will be a nexus of the microelectronics efforts at Bois[...]

May 22, 2023

Why Biden is wary of using the 14th Amendment to address debt limit crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the fight with Congress over raising the government's debt limit is such a dire threat, why doesn't President Joe Biden just raise the borrowing ceiling himself? It's theoretically possible, but he's all but ruled it out for now. The administration has been searching for possible ways to allow the U.S. to keep borrowing if Congress can't come to an agreement. One potentia[...]

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May 22, 2023

Trailhead wins small business competition

Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Trailhead as a Stage One winner for the 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Trailhead will receive a $50,000 cash prize to build strategic partnerships that will support the launch, growth, and scale of STEM/R&D-focused small businesses. Trailhead will now compete for an additional $50,000 to $150,000 later this summe[...]

May 19, 2023

RE ROUNDUP: May 17, 2023

RE ROUNDUP: May 17, 2023  The following are commercial real estate transactions as reported by various area real estate firms. Send submissions to [email protected], using the format of these transactions.  UTZ Quality Foods LLC leased 22,773 sq. ft. of industrial space at 16677 Madison Rd. Ste. Building C in Nampa. Stephen Fife represented the tenant. Devin Ogden and Michael McNeight of Col[...]

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May 19, 2023

Boise Mayor addresses affordable housing, job growth

BOISE, ID — McLean describes Boise as an 'oasis in the desert', and by getting ahead of the housing crisis, she intends to keep it that way. Mayor Lauren McLean addressed affordable housing, first responders, childcare, transportation, and small businesses—to name a few—at the State of the City address at JUMP in downtown Boise yesterday. [caption id="attachment_493702" align="alignright"[...]

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May 19, 2023

POLL: Two-thirds of U.S adults concerned about debt limit

A new poll finds that most U.S. adults say they are highly concerned about how the nation's economy would be affected if the debt limit isn't increased and the government can't pay its debts. That's according to a survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll shows 6 in 10 adults say they want any increase in the debt limit to be coupled with agreed-upon terms [...]

May 18, 2023

U of I to acquire University of Phoenix

MOSCOW, Idaho— The Idaho State Board of Education, sitting as the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho, granted approval for the creation of a not-for-profit entity that will acquire the operations of the University of Phoenix. The University of Idaho said in a statement the decision represents "an historic opportunity to improve access to higher education, broaden U of I’s reach to [...]

May 18, 2023

Debt ceiling negotiators rushing for deal; much work remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators from the White House labored Thursday over the U.S. debt limit with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's emissaries at the Capitol, grinding through a second day of head-to-head talks trying to strike a budget deal to avert a looming economic crisis. With hopes for a breakthrough as soon as this weekend, President Joe Biden and McCarthy tapped their top representatives t[...]