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Unemployment insurance tax bill is first of the 2018 legislative session

Workers at a construction site in Boise.

The first bill introduced of the 2018 Idaho Legislature seeks to lower the cost employers pay in unemployment insurance taxes. If it passes, the proposal introduced Jan. 11 is expected to save employers a total of $115 million over the ...

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Idaho lawmakers undergo anti-harassment training

The Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho lawmakers on Jan. 9 underwent anti-harassment training following the wave of sexual misconduct allegations across state legislatures, businesses and entertainment industry. “It’s not like we felt there was a particular problem, but we’ve seen problems in parts of the ...

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Short of office space? A steel shipping container can serve in a pinch (access required)

Mike Power uses a grinder to finish cutting the hole for a window in a shipping container at Northwest Building Systems in Boise Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The container will be converted into a portable office and leased out through Design Space Modular Buildings.

The post-recession building boom has been kind to the portable building industry, which can deliver much-needed office space to a construction site or other location quickly and inexpensively. The pace of Treasure Valley construction right now, with hotels and office ...

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Children’s Therapy Place will consolidate at Franklin and Allumbaugh

Children's Therapy Place is relocating to a new building that will be built at Franklin and Allumbaugh roads. Image courtesy of Childrens Therapy Place.

The full-service pediatric clinic Children’s Therapy Place will consolidate its two Boise locations to one 13,600-square-foot facility to be built at Franklin and Allumbaugh roads. The Franklin location is midway between and a mile in opposite directions from Children’s Therapy’s ...

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Brew pub, offices, retail slated for historic Twin Falls building (access required)

The 1922 Historic Elks Lodge Building is getting ready for a new set of 2018 occupants. Photo courtesy of Pivot North Architecture.

A prominent Twin Falls restaurateur plans a brew pub for an historic building in the city’s spiffed-up downtown. Ketchum-based Summit Creek Capital acquired the two-story, 33,000-square-foot Elks Lodge building at Shoshone Street and Second Avenue North in September. The development ...

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