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California has housing crisis, Legislature has no fix yet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crisis. Emergency. California lawmakers are describing the state’s housing crunch in dire terms. But few seem to agree on what to do about it. The political wrangling over the last few weeks around bills to cap ...

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Surgical group announces joint venture with Eastern Idaho hospitals (access required)

Physician-owned Skyline Surgery Center said it will partner with three Eastern Idaho hospitals to expand services for their patients. The joint venture includes Pocatello-based Portneuf Medical Center, Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital and Idaho Falls-based Mountain View Hospital, Skyline said in ...

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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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Construction companies fight workplace injuries, deaths

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The surge in construction is bringing on another surge: Construction deaths and injuries. Construction companies are looking for ways to reduce these incidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational injuries, and breaks them out into categories. For example, ...

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Looking for a job? DevOpsDays exhibitors are hiring (access required)

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At most computer shows, exhibitors are selling their products. But at the recent DevOpsDays Boise, exhibitors were selling themselves: All but a handful were recruiting, rather than demonstrating their wares. The conference, now in its fourth year, is intended to ...

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Local building materials supplier expands

A local building materials supplier has a new design center and showroom in the area. Johnson Brothers said the new facility is nearly three times the size of the previous space. The newly renovated building at 2230 S. Cole Road, ...

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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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Round Up 6.7.19 (access required)

B.A. Harris LLP leased 4,970 square feet of space at 1290 W. Myrtle St. in Boise.  Greg Gaddis and Bill Beck of Tenant Realty Advisors represented the tenant. Holt Haga of BVA represented the developer. Armanino LLP leased 6,792 square ...

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Corporate landlords are snatching up entry-level housing in Boise

Charter Pointe was exactly the type of subdivision prospective first-time homebuyer Amanda Cunningham wanted to live in: two-story homes surrounded by farmland with an elementary school close enough for her son to walk to. “It’s hard to find a home ...

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