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indieDwell lands Washington affordable housing contract (access required)

The Washington Department of Commerce has awarded Caldwell’s indieDwell a $3.23 million contract for 24 units of affordable housing for two communities for a partnership between Grays Harbor County and the Coastal Community Action Program. This is the second recent contract ...

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Itafos issues notice of intent for Conda mine extension (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

Phosphate mining company Itafos announced the publication of its Notice of Intent for the Husky 1/North Dry Ridge extension of the Conda mine. In its news release, the firm called the NOI “the achievement of a key milestone regarding Conda’s mine ...

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Idaho’s Federal stimulus: Where it went, where it’s going (access required)

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For eight months, the Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee did its best to spend Idaho’s $1.25 billion in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding. It did so following the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. ...

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Idaho updates its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plans (access required)

Governor Brad Little at his Jan. 12 announcement of updates to Idaho's vaccination program. Screen shot by Catie Clark.

In back-to-back statements, Governor Brad Little and officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced important updates on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Idaho. The most important item was that Idaho has established an order of group ...

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Manufacturer MetalQuest expanding to Kootenai County (access required)

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Post Falls is about to see a brand new building and more manufacturing jobs. MetalQuest Unlimited, a machine manufacturing business, is expanding its Nebraska-based operations to Kootenai County, just outside of Post Falls. MetalQuest Unlimited hopes to complete the new ...

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In depth at Meridian’s Ten Mile and Franklin multifamily hub (access required)

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The current design of the Ten Mile and Franklin roads intersection was intentional, says Caleb Hood, planning division manager for the City of Meridian, and so was its growing reputation as a hub for multifamily living. Stakeholders began collaborating on ...

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Kount sold to Equifax for $640 million (access required)

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In the first big Idaho startup acquisition of the year, Kount Inc. has been bought by Equifax for $640 million. The Boise-based company develops fraud prevention software. Kount and its employees will be part of the largest Equifax business unit, United ...

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INL helps lead RFP process for nuclear power source in space (access required)

Idaho National Laboratory is helping lead a selection process for commercial organizations to plan for, then demonstrate, how a Fission Surface Power System would operate on the moon. Currently, INL, the Department of Energy and NASA are soliciting feedback from ...

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Little provides tax cuts, infrastructure funding in budget talk (access required)

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Idaho Governor Brad Little gave his annual State of the State address today, where he laid out plans for a budget with a 3.77% increase over last year, plus full restoration of holdbacks imposed last year. The budget includes up ...

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Amazon announces sixth Idaho facility, a Boise sort center (access required)

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Amazon announced on Jan. 6 that it will open another large facility in Boise. The 250,000-square-foot facility will be Amazon’s first sort center in Idaho. The location will be at the Boise Gateway Industrial Park, south of the Boise Airport at ...

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