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With rising labor costs, builders embrace modular construction (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to indicate that the Pacific Companies is launching the new factory. Prefab Logic is providing support services.  Construction companies swamped with projects but stymied by a lack of skilled workers are turning to technology ...

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US releases environmental analysis of plan to stop fires

Federal officials have released a draft environmental analysis for a proposal intended to stop rangeland wildfires in a huge swath of the West that hosts cattle ranching and recreation and is home to imperiled sage grouse. The analysis released Friday ...

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Montana Rail Link gets $3.5M grant to design safety system

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho. The Billings Gazette reported Monday that the Federal Rail Administration grant ...

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University of Idaho professor files discrimination lawsuit

A University of Idaho law professor says she was discriminated against based on her gender and race and faced retaliation after reporting concerns. Shaakirrah Sanders filed the lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against the university, its law school and a ...

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Accomplished Under 40 event celebrates 20th anniversary

2019 Accomplished Under 40 honorees

More than 300 people attended this year’s Accomplished Under 40 dinner and award reception, which honored 40 Idaho business people less than 40 years old for their achievements in business and philanthropy. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the event was held ...

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French firm acquires Idaho plane maker

SANDPOINT – Quest Aircraft Company, which is based here and builds the Kodiak 100, has been acquired by Daher, a French aircraft manufacturing group. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the year, were ...

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Idaho credit unions show robust first-quarter results (access required)

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Credit union financial reports for the first quarter were solid, with Idaho ranking first in the nation for asset growth at 6.2%. Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents Idaho credit unions, ...

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Breakfast Series report: Be our guest – Idaho’s dramatic hotel construction boom

Idaho record population growth is also bringing more travelers to the state, fueling a dramatic boom in the tourism industry. Travel and tourism is Idaho’s third largest industry behind agriculture and food products manufacturing and computer and electronics manufacturing, according ...

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Businesses partner to help family get first rung on housing ladder (access required)

A Raise the Wall construction party on June 12 was the first step in helping a Caldwell family get on the journey to affordable home ownership. A team of workers representing several local businesses and nonprofits gathered to support Marissa ...

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