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US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh winter weather and the ...

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Lawmakers open bill on new federal lands council to changes

A bill that would create a legislative council on federal land issues has been sent to the full Senate for possible changes after a panel of lawmakers heard from a handful of citizens concerned by the proposal. Roughly 150 people ...

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San Jose, Calif. has nation’s lowest homeowner vacancy rate; Denver third lowest

San Jose, California has the nation’s lowest homeowner vacancy rate — the proportion of homeowner housing inventory that is vacant for sale — followed closely by Minneapolis and Denver. That’s according to a new study from LendingTree, the online loan marketplace, which ranked the nation’s 50 ...

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Data center tax exemption likely dead for session (access required)

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As the Idaho Legislature winds down for the session, another business-oriented bill appears to be falling by the wayside, this one a sales tax exemption on equipment for data centers. After several similar attempts failed over the past few years, ...

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Cities protest Legislature’s proposed urban renewal bill (access required)

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Idaho cities that have used urban renewal funding for economic development purposes are concerned about a bill working its way through the Legislature that would require a vote of the people for a wide variety of such projects. The bill, ...

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Primary Health Medical Group opens pediatric urgent care in Meridian (access required)

Primary Health Medical Group has opened the metro area’s first clinic with a strong focus on pediatric urgent care. That’s good news for the Valley’s parents and guardians, who will be the first to tell you that kids never get ...

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Albertsons opens largest location in Meridian (access required)

Albertsons is looking to upend the grocery store experience with the launch of its second premium brand in the Treasure Valley. Welcome to Albertsons Market Street Meridian, which opened Saturday at 3499 E. Fairview Avenue in the Meridian Crossroads, the ...

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Whittier Elementary christens new building

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on February 28, 2019   Since late January, the students and staff of Whittier Elementary have frolicked through the halls of a new edifice. Gone are the days of a small library so cramped it couldn’t ...

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