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Idaho Land Board will stick with timberland-buying strategy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. Brad Little’s desire to make a significant course change involving a politically charged strategy on how to invest millions of dollars to benefit public schools and other beneficiaries was rejected Tuesday by his fellow members ...

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Roundup 5.19.20

Securitas Security Services USA leased 2,431 square feet of office space at 9196 W. Emerald St. in Boise. Greg Gaddis and Bill Beck of Tenant Realty Advisors represented the tenant. Jim Hosac of Intermountain Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord. ...

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Analysis: Idaho unemployment figures start showing promise (access required)

Initial unemployment claims by week have been steadily falling since the last week of March. Using that trend to measure a rebound in economic conditions or the employment market would be misleading. That’s because looking at jobs lost says nothing ...

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Treasure Valley residential real estate rebounds in May (access required)

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The housing market blinked and then woke back up. According to Boise Regional Realtors (BRR), inventory in the Treasure Valley continued to be scarce in April. The arrival of the pandemic in Idaho delayed the beginning of the spring sales ...

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New guidelines help provide roadmap for health care facilities resuming elective/non-urgent procedures

After nearly two months of rolling shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across all industries are preparing or beginning to resume operations in ways that prioritize the health and safety of the public and their workforce. Following the ...

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Reopening Eastern Idaho’s No. 1 tourism attraction (access required)

It’s an economic engine that brings $400 million annually into Idaho’s economy, making it the biggest tourism draw in eastern Idaho, but the COVID-19 outbreak forced business to a halt. Now the locally-owned and operated Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel is set to ...

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Official: Idaho COVID-19 outbreak linked to family gathering

WEISER, Idaho (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed in Washington County, leading to the voluntary shutdown of a food processing plant, Idaho health officials said on May 13. Southwest District Health said some people infected with ...

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Idaho’s first mail-in primary moves ahead amid coronavirus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is holding an entirely mail-in primary for the first time as the state works to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Ballots needed to be requested by May 17 and returned by 8 p.m. ...

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Commercial real estate market remains strong statewide (access required)

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It should not come as a huge surprise that commercial lenders are antsy in the face of market uncertainty. In a trend similar to single-family residential, the commercial real estate market has gotten tighter, though cap rates have remained steady ...

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Bank of Idaho opens permanent Nampa branch (access required)

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Bank of Idaho opened its newest permanent branch in Nampa on May 18. The branch is at 324 12th Avenue South, a building previously occupied by KeyBank. It is the company’s eighth full-service location statewide. The building is owned by ...

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