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PrimeLending opens Sandpoint branch

National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending has opened a new office to serve the North Idaho and Spokane  metropolitan market. The company also added three new loan officers to several PrimeLending Idaho branches. The new branch office, located at 109 North ...

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Boise on top 10 list for home flipping

Looking to flip a house in Boise? You’re in luck — the City of Trees is among the best locations in the country for house flippers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The personal finance website rated Boise No. 10 ...

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Osteopathic medical school names new dean (access required)

MERIDIAN – Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a ...

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Energy Department wants to build nuclear test “fast” reactor

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A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will ...

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Possible scholarships to ‘Dreamers’ draw lawmakers’ focus

Boise State University potentially offering state scholarship money to students brought to the United States illegally as children could be the subject of legislation next year. Emails obtained by the Idaho Statesman show the subject being discussed between an anti-regulatory, low-tax group ...

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University of Idaho secures more land for research dairy

JEROME — The University of Idaho has bought land for a public visitor center, classrooms and other facilities supporting what officials hope will be the country’s largest research dairy. Bill Loftus of the College of Ag and Life Sciences told The ...

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US job openings flat in June at 7.35 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of open U.S. jobs was largely unchanged in June and hiring slipped, suggesting the job market has cooled a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available jobs fell by just 0.5%, ...

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National study: Trader Joe’s boosts nearby home prices

A new national study of grocery stores’ impacts on nearby home values found the biggest payoff in neighborhoods with a Trader Joe’s. ATTOM Data Solutions, a property database company, found that the average home value near Trader Joe’s is $608,305, ...

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