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BNSF resumes work on ‘Funnel’ Sandpoint railway project (access required)

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SANDPOINT – A major railroad project is underway in Northern Idaho that is unique in the nation. In railroad slang, a funnel is where multiple rail routes merge down to share just one rail corridor through a region. The last remaining ...

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Governor extends Idaho stay-home order to April 30

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Gov. Brad Little held his first virtual press conference on April 15 where he extended the state’s stay-home order until April 30 with some exceptions. The biggest exception: non-essential businesses that can provide delivery and curbside service safely can now ...

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Could working from home impose new state tax liabilities? (access required)

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The flurry of stay-at-home orders imposed recently by most state governors could create a tax problem, but it isn’t clear how much of an issue it could be in Idaho. The problem is “nexus.” When a company has a “nexus” ...

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CARES Act loans coming through for Idaho small businesses

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Henry Yun, owner of Green Leaf Cleaners, an eco-friendly dry cleaner in Eagle, was relieved when his loan from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act program came through this week. “The survival of my business was completely ...

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Roundup 4.14.20

DRB Systems, LLC leased 8,637 square feet of office space in The Village at Meridian at 3573 E. Longwing Lane in Meridian. Al Marino and Karena Gilbert of TOK Commercial facilitated the transaction. Girls on the Run renewed 447 square ...

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Not much change in real estate sales yet despite COVID-19 (access required)

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Not much changed in the Treasure Valley residential real estate market during March, despite the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Idaho. In the March market report released by Boise Regional Realtors (BRR) on April 13, the surprise may be that ...

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Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

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They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a ...

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