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Breakfast Series report: Taking a Pulse on Health Care

In 2018, the U.S. hit $3.65 trillion in health care spending, almost double the amount spent in other developed countries around the world. Yet despite this massive expense, the nation lags behind on critical health outcomes such as infant mortality ...

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Arts as a business: Economic development impacts (access required)

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The arts do more than cultivate the soul. They offer solid business benefits as well, according to Idaho economic development professionals. “’Arts means business’ has two ideas,” said Juta Geurtsen, community development director for Arts Idaho, the Idaho Commission on ...

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Twin Falls gets Idaho’s first Opportunity Zone project (access required)

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Idaho finally has its first Opportunity Zone project, and it is in Twin Falls. “We are excited to see a project get off the ground in an Opportunity Zone and are hopeful this is only the beginning of investments made ...

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St. Luke’s medical facility spotlights patient services, family support and fun (access required)

In addition to an experienced pediatric staff and advanced medical treatments offered at the new Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion at St. Luke’s, patients and their families will find a playful but healing environment there. Katie Apple, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital ...

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No, Micron isn’t moving to Milpitas

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Despite a rumor last week that Micron Technology CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, who still lives in California, was planning to move the company’s headquarters to Milpitas, northeast of Silicon Valley, the tech giant says it is staying put in Boise. “Micron ...

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As migrant workers decrease, Idaho farmers struggle

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — She was dressed in her best clothes and high heels. The strangers she paid to take her across the border said they would pass her off as a tourist. Instead, she had to brave the ...

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Arts as a business: Opera Idaho (access required)

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This is the fourth in a four-part series on the economic impact of local arts groups. If you ask Mark Junkert, general director of Opera Idaho, opera is the most complicated art form of all. “The Boise Philharmonic has an ...

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Bank of Idaho on the move again, this time to Nampa (access required)

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Bank of Idaho is continuing to live up to its name by expanding to Nampa, after expanding to Boise earlier this year. The bank has announced plans to enter the Nampa market, starting out with a loan production office (LPO) ...

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Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower exits role (access required)

Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower is leaving the organization after four years. She announced her intention to resign the position at the association’s monthly board meeting Aug. 20. Her last day will be Sept. 13. Hightower’s resignation was ...

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