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Idaho commercial real estate market shows signs of recovery (access required)

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Idaho’s COVID-19 cases are currently dropping as is the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate. While positivity is still above 5%, which indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is actively spreading, Idaho’s summer surge is finally showing down. As the pandemic slows ...

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Idaho sees rise in jobless claims, first increase in 3 weeks

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment increased 12% last week after three weeks of declines, the Idaho Department of Labor said on August 20. The agency said it received 3,644 new claims as the ...

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Canadian mining company sues US over water pollution

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, shows the Yellow Pine Pit open-pit gold mine in the Stibnite Mining District in central Idaho, where a company hopes to start mining again. A Canadian company that is seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the heavily-mined site in violation of environmental laws. British Columbia-based Midas Gold filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, against the U.S. Forest Service under the citizen enforcement provision of the Clean Water Act. (Riley Bunch//The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)photo of yellow pine pit mine

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Canadian company seeking U.S. approval for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho is suing the U.S. government, contending U.S. officials are allowing water pollution at the already heavily mined site in violation of environmental ...

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July sales of new homes surge 13.9%, far more than thought

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of new homes jumped again in July, rising 13.9% as the housing market continues to gain traction following a spring downturn caused by pandemic-related lockdowns. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that July’s gain propelled ...

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New real estate software firm opens its doors in Boise (access required)

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The Treasure Valley’s real estate market has a hot new resource. After declaring its intent to move into the area’s thriving market, TorchX has opened its doors in Boise and is looking to grow. TorchX stated it will enhance the ...

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Study: Idaho has lowest number of primary care physicians per capita (access required)

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For the past 30 years, the nonprofit United Health Foundation has issued an annual assessment of the nation’s health. One of the factors it considers in its weighted rankings is the per capita number of primary care physicians. For the 2019 ...

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USGS breaks ground on its new science center in Boise (access required)

U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson (left) shoots the first level for the new USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems Science Center in Boise while Dr. James Reilly (right), Director of the USGS records the measurement during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building. Photo by Catie Clark

While the United States Geological Survey hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 25 in Boise, there was none of the usual throwing around of dirt with shovels. The “groundbreaking” was commemorated instead by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson shooting the first ...

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Analysis: Idaho’s COVID-19 testing statistics are not good

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Out of the many statistical metrics purporting to measure response and potential recovery during the pandemic, a handful recently caught the eye of the Idaho Business Review editorial staff, especially for how they affect Idaho. By the metrics we analyzed, ...

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Stage Stores liquidates, taking Idaho’s Bealls, Gordmans with it

The latest victim of the retail apocalypse is Stage Stores, which received approval to liquidate from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston on Aug. 14. Stage Stores owns the Gordman’s off-price discount stores at the Treasure Valley Marketplace in Nampa ...

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