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Breakfast Series report: Keeping Idaho Healthy (access required)

Around the world, health care providers have been tested like never before by the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. In Idaho, doctors and nurses moved quickly to offer critical care to coronavirus patients and slow the spread of the virus when it ...

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Kootenai County looks to election to improve its highways (access required)

Highway construction on I-90 east of Coeur d'Alene. Photo courtesy of the Idaho Transportation Department.

Kootenai County has a problem. Its highways were last updated back when President Richard Nixon resigned. Since that time, the county’s population has exploded 340% and all those people are driving around on 800 miles of antiquated highways more than ...

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BOMA hosts Ada County Highway District candidate forum (access required)

Chipsealing involves pressing rocks/chips into liquid asphalt. Photo courtesy of Ada County Highway District.

In the Treasure Valley, the hottest contest in the upcoming general election is not the one for U.S. President. It’s the tussle over three seats on the Board of Commissioners of the Ada  County Highway Department. At stake is the ...

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Analysis: Where were most COVID-19 job losses in Idaho? (access required)

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It’s been well advertised that Idaho has made a remarkable recovery from the economic downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in terms of employment. To gain a snapshot of which industries took the worst hit during the spring lockdown ...

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Property management firm HomeRiver Group acquires Property Frameworks (access required)

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Property management services company HomeRiver Group has announced its acquisition of Property Frameworks, which, leadership stated, will complement the practices of both companies. The acquisition will expand operations into over 20 states, according to a joint press release, and approximately ...

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Saltzer Health’s new owner announces job cuts (access required)

A Saltzer Health clinic. File photo

Intermountain Healthcare, which acquired Treasure Valley’s Saltzer Health, announced that it will cut 250 positions in a press release issued on Oct. 13. The release stated that the cuts will “lower overhead and make health services more affordable.” Intermountain said that ...

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$25 million in grant funding could benefit Idaho agriculture (access required)

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As the growing season is underway, federal grant funding is being offered to support farming and industry research. The University of Illinois, in partnership with Washington State University, will be conducting projects in 10 states (including Idaho) around “precision agriculture” ...

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Boise’s escalating rents bargain compared with other cities (access required)

Two new rent studies using different datasets and different methodologies came up with Boise apartment rental statistics that are remarkably similar. The first study was conducted by apartmentlist.com, a national apartment broker. Because the firm’s own rentals tend to the ...

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Expert: Home is ‘new battleground’ for cybersecurity

ST. LOUIS, MO — As millions of people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, their homes are quickly becoming the new battleground with hackers who seek to access their sensitive information, cybersecurity experts warn. On Sept. 30, Thompson Coburn ...

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