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Five new nonstop destinations take off from Boise (access required)

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Southwest Airlines announced on April 30 that it will add several new nonstop flights flying out of Boise Airport this summer. Included among the mix of new routes is nonstop service to Orange County and Dallas Love Field. The airline ...

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John Voight joins Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center has added John Voight, MSN, RN, NEA-BC as chief nursing officer (CNO). In this role, he oversees clinical nursing operations throughout the hospital, ensures quality patient care and leads efforts to increase patient satisfaction. He ...

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Amazon announces another large Idaho facility (access required)

Loading a "last mile" delivery van at an Amazon delivery station like the one Amazon will build in Meridian. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Another large Amazon facility will be coming to the Treasure Valley, bringing hundreds of $15/hour or better jobs with it. Amazon announced on May 5 that it will continue expanding its Idaho operations with a new delivery station located at 2490 ...

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Imelda Mendoza returns to D. L. Evans Bank

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D. L. Evans Bank would like to welcome Imelda Mendoza back as operation supervisor at the Paul branch. She has eight years of banking experience. She is active in her community through Relay for Life, Paint Magic, Volunteering at the ...

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CMS updates hospital ratings for first time since January 2020 (access required)

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For the first since the pandemic began, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its star ratings for hospitals on April 28. No Idaho hospital was listed in the lowest one-star category. CMS star ratings are not ...

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Hecla Mining beats earnings prediction by 50% (access required)

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Hecla Mining, headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, posted first quarter 2021 earnings in excess of market predictions. The median value of predicted earnings per share (EPS) for Q1 was $0.04. The actual EPS reported at the May 6 earnings call was ...

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Waiting game begins for potential vetoes from Idaho governor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers have started their waiting game to see whether Republican Gov. Brad Little vetoes any of the more than 30 bills that remained unsigned when the House and Senate went into recess late Wednesday. By ...

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Can yet another study save Lake Coeur d’Alene? (access required)

Willow is a 1929 Chris Craft restored by Coeur Custom at Hagadone Marine in Coeur d'Alene.

Last in a six-part series. “We are loving our watershed to death,” Rebecca Stevens said in March 2020 at a meeting of the Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission (BEIPC). Stevens is the manager of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe ...

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Graduation season time for vital conversations

Some 22,000 students will graduate from Idaho high schools in the next eight weeks, as did a similar number a year ago. Some have plans. Many don’t. The unusual, semi-virtual school year, rising college costs, lingering effects of the pandemic ...

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