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WaFd changes name so you know it’s a bank (access required)

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Tom Van Hemelryck, region president for Washington Federal – now WaFd Bank – knew he had to change its name when he looked at the results from a focus group. Van Hemelryck recalled participants saying, ‘We didn’t know you were ...

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BOMA Idaho hosts regional conference (access required)

Homelessness is emerging as an issue of concern for many commercial real estate owners and managers. BOMA Idaho addressed that concern — and some homegrown solutions — at a recent regional conference that attracted attendees from around the Pacific Northwest. ...

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Realtors lash out at Bieter’s proposed restrictions on Boise Airbnb rentals

The trade association for residential real estate agents says it will oppose Boise Mayor David Bieter’s efforts to regulate short-term rentals, such as those on Airbnb. Bieter has proposed new restrictions, including a requirement that owners who rent out space in ...

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Hospital adds bone health clinic to its lineup of services (access required)

POST FALLS – Northwest Specialty Hospital has expanded into a new service line with the opening of North Idaho’s first bone health clinic. With a growing senior population in the area, the hospital said an increase in injuries – especially ...

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Boise’s unique locomotive maker once employed 750 people. Now its factory is closing

Locomotive manufacturer MotivePower Inc. will close its Boise plant, its parent company says, marking the end of an unique industrial role for Boise. The parent, Wabtec Corp., formerly Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., said the Boise plant’s manufacturing operations would ...

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At Bogus Basin, summer work promises uplifting ski season (access required)

Idaho ski resorts are reporting improved infrastructure for the 2019-2020 ski season. These improvements range from terrain expansions to greater lift capacity to facelifts of day lodges and other structures. Last season was a banger for Bogus Basin with record ...

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Top Project of the Year: Historic Elks Lodge Renovation

The Historic Elks Lodge, built in 1922, has been a staple of the Twin Falls community for decades. The building has served many purposes throughout its long life, such as the town’s public library, a furniture store, a ballroom for ...

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