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Idaho banks, credit unions make changes

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Several Idaho financial institutions have announced changes recently. Desert Sage, Pioneer credit unions merge Two Idaho-based credit unions that were each formed in the early 1950s have decided to merge. “Desert Sage Federal Credit Union was originally named TASCO Employees Credit Union and ...

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Boise Airport adds flights, passenger amenities (access required)

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This summer, Alaska Airlines will host nonstop flights from Boise to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), with flights to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW) and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) slated to arrive ...

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Preliminary EXPO Idaho survey results: Keep the fair (access required)

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Ada County announced preliminary results from its public survey about the fate of EXPO Idaho on June 23, reporting that most of the respondents to date would like to keep the Western Idaho Fair at its current location. In addition, ...

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Don’t get sheepish: U of I researcher to lead genome project (access required)

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A new research project could help Idaho sheep farmers breed and raise the most genetically efficient sheep for various markets. By trying to identify genetic indicators in DNA that control breeding, milking, wool production, climate adaptivity, disease resistance and other ...

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Firefighters learn how to rescue people from trenches (access required)

Nampa Fire Department hosted training earlier this month for southern Idaho first responders so they’d know what to do in the event of a construction site trench collapse. The training was led by Roco Rescue, an organization based in Baton ...

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Idaho Business Review announces 2021 Women of the Year

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After receiving more than 150 nominations of deserving women from around the state, the Idaho Business Review is proud to announce this year’s 50 Women of the Year honorees, who come from all industries and professions — from banking to ...

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Course graduates formerly incarcerated Idahoans (access required)

After eight weeks of classes, Maria Calderon, of Caldwell, feels she is well on her way to starting her own cosmetology business. Calderon said she learned a lot through the Inmates to Entrepreneurs course — growing a business through revenue, ...

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Laid-off HCL America employees eligible for benefits (access required)

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Idaho workers laid off by HCL America Inc. because their jobs were shifted overseas may be eligible for re-employment services under the federal Trade Act (TAA), according to the Idaho Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor certified a ...

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Mountain Home announces downtown redevelopment (access required)

Artist's rendering of the winning proposed urban renewal project for the HUD Building in downtown Mountain Home. Image courtesy of the City of Mountain Home.

The Mountain Home Urban Renewal Agency (MHURA) accepted a proposal at its June meeting from Weitz and Company of Boise for the Hub Building in the city’s historic downtown district. What is the Hub Building? The Hub Building is at ...

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Top Idaho pandemic destination was Meridian (access required)

Across these six Idaho cities, the rate of moves into them increased in each one from 2019 to 2020. So while Pocatelllo, Idaho Falls and Lewiston still had more people moving out than in 2020, those rates were much smaller than in the year before. In every Idaho city, we saw more people move in than in 2019, which seems to be a direct impact of COVID: Cheaper cities with easy access to nature became much more attractive while people were working from home.

Because the Boise area is a frequent location mentioned by moving studies, it should be no surprise that yet still another of these recently featured the Treasure Valley. A collaborative piece of research by two companies —, which brokers ...

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