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Idaho credit rating
Oct 3, 2023

Idaho acquires ‘prestigious’ credit rating

The governor’s office and State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth announced that Fitch Ratings gave Idaho a AAA issuer default rating.

McPherson Nampa
Oct 3, 2023

Nampa names new chief operating officer

McPherson comes from an extensive educational background, having been the chief of staff and chief deputy at the Idaho State Department of Education most recently for about five years.

Oct 3, 2023

Caldwell hospital earns spot among nation’s Top 100 Hospitals

"West Valley Medical Center excels across a range of core performance indicators, which can directly lead to significantly higher quality patient outcomes, with fewer readmissions and complications.”

Idaho insurance rates
Oct 2, 2023

Idaho Health insurance rates to see decline in coming year

“Idaho’s individual health insurance market premium rates for 2024 are decreasing while many other states are seeing increases.”

farm labor shortage
Sep 29, 2023

Bipartisan bill reintroduced to address Idaho’s farm labor shortage

Idaho is facing a critical farm labor shortage that could threaten the agricultural industry's vitality. While this scarcity of labor is not unique to the Gem State, it is a widespread issue affecting farms nationwide. In a bid to resolve this crisis, Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are determined to pass an immigration reform bill into law. “There are so ma[...]

Rite Aid to close hundreds of locations
Sep 28, 2023

Rite Aid, other drugstores to close hundreds of locations

But Rite Aid isn’t the only drugstore to announce closures. Both CVS and Walgreens said they would be closing locations by next year.

Jacksons Food Stores
Sep 27, 2023

Jacksons ups customer service with new space partnership

Blue Yonder’s platform, once put into use throughout Jackson’s stores, will allow the company to operate a modern category management process.

Micron CEO
Sep 26, 2023

Micron CEO to speak at chamber series

Mehrotra will be speaking about Micron’s expansion, the effects of artificial intelligence and why companies should invest in the future workforce.

Sep 25, 2023

Kentucky looks to Meridian as growth example

According to the chamber, “Meridian was studied due to the growth experienced in the region as a result of Micron high-tech facility investments and the migration of former California residents to the area.”

Sep 22, 2023

CWI announces energy industry partnership

As the energy industry evolves with technologies like drones, students will apply real-world applications to their studies, deepening their understanding of how technology is transforming the sector, including its role in infrastructure monitoring, inspections, and safety enhancement.

Idaho Homes for Sale
Sep 22, 2023

Home prices down in Idaho compared to nationwide average

Hayden, Idaho, grew the fastest in terms of sales price, up 29.3% from last year. Lewiston followed at an increase of 7.9% and Coeur d’Alene was third at a 0.5% increase. Caldwell prices dropped 1.9%, Boise’s dropped 2.7% and Twin Falls had the greatest decrease at 6.7%.

Odette Bolano
Sep 21, 2023

Trinity Health CEO Bolano to step down

Bolano was the first CEO of Trinity’s West Region, uniting Saint Alphonsus in Idaho and Oregon with California-based Saint Agnes Medical Center