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FedEx CEO optimistic about economic recovery as e-commerce booms (access required)

FedEx’s business-to-business traffic fell significantly in the U.S. as COVID-19 lockdown measures across the country took effect, Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said in a livestreamed discussion with the Washington Post last week. However, the Memphis logistics giant is keeping busy with ...

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Big-firm diaspora could bring tech worker influx to Idaho (access required)

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COVID-19 could lead to an unexpected windfall in Idaho: an influx of technology workers. Several major Silicon Valley companies — most notably Facebook and Twitter — have announced that, as far as they’re concerned, this working-from-home thing is going pretty well and ...

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Judge strikes down US energy leasing rules in bird habitat

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued ...

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Idaho Republican claims state botched mail-in ballot process

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho election officials botched the mail-in primary process, says a Republican candidate seeking to represent the state in Congress and who has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to extend the deadline for requesting a ballot until ...

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Radioactive waste cleanup paying off for giant Idaho aquifer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Radioactive and chemical contamination in a giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility has decreased or remained constant in recent years, scientists say. A report released earlier this year by the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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Supreme Court won’t put transgender inmate surgery on hold

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t put an Idaho transgender inmate’s gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on May 21 means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments ...

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Little details his goals to expand COVID-19 testing in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ramping up COVID-19 testing and tracing is key to Idaho’s containment strategy, Gov. Brad Little said May 21, as authorities said they hope to be consistently testing 2% of the state’s population in the coming months. ...

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What stores made the retail apocalypse scorecard for May? (access required)

May marked the announcement of first-quarter earnings for many of the nation’s retailers, which has uncovered a lot of the damage done by shutting down non-essential commerce. Post-pandemic bankruptcy filings to date include a number of well-known brands: Hertz, J. ...

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Amidst company cutbacks, Nordstrom Rack reopens in Boise (access required)

Nordstrom announced the permanent closure of 16 stores during the first week of May, but so far its discount Nordstrom Rack brand has not been affected. The Nordstrom Rack store in Boise Towne Square reopened on May 21. There is no ...

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Roundup 5.26.20 (access required)

U-Haul purchased 86,650 square feet of storage unit space in Kingston Plaza at 1545 W. Broadway in Idaho Falls. Brent Wilson and Brian Wilson of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Ambitious Ink leased 950 square feet of office space at ...

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