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Saltzer opens Meridian surgery center (access required)

One of the surgery suites at the Saltzer Health surgery center at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.

Saltzer Health opened its new surgery center on June 16 at its Ten Mile Medical Campus in Meridian, at 875 S. Vanguard Way, just off the Ten Mile Road interchange on I-84. Saltzer opened its four-story building at Ten Mile ...

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A word with Steve Clemente of Primrose Schools

Idaho is growing, employees are having trouble finding child care and people are looking for new ways to have their own business. The result is that, a number of franchise businesses in child care and preschool education are spreading across ...

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The other housing shoe drops on mortgage margins (access required)

30-year conventional mortgage rates, 10-year Treasury bond constant maturity rates and the spread between them.

By now, everyone knows that housing inventory in Idaho is anemic going on anorexic. What may be a surprise is that mortgage lenders are increasingly pessimistic over margins, which are shrinking and will continue to shrink. This is because the ...

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Chobani IPO rumors surface again (access required)

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For the second time this year, news that Chobani is looking at an initial public offering (IPO) hit the business press. The Bloomberg financial news service reported on June 14 that Chobani has tapped the Bank of America and the ...

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Analysis: How well has Idaho recovered from COVID-19? Really? (access required)

Idaho workforce participation and the employment vs. population ratio for January 2014 to April 2021.

Much has been claimed about Idaho’s recovery from the COVID-19 downturn, including “Idaho’s booming economy blows past projections,” and that “Idaho’s economy is catapulting ahead of other states right now,” to quote Gov. Brad Little just a few weeks ago. ...

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Is the red-hot housing market finally starting to cool down? (access required)

Home price appreciation for Idaho, Utah and the United States over time.

After over a year of record-breaking price increases and record-breaking low inventory, it almost seems like there is no new news in Idaho residential real estate. More record-breaking price increases Once again, the median home price in Ada County has ...

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Idaho Wine Commission adds passport program (access required)

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In a new change for this year, the Idaho Wine Commission will be offering a free-to-participate passport program that will offer visitors of local wineries and cideries a variety of benefits including complimentary and paid tastings, limited sales, as well ...

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Breakfast Series Report: Idaho Tourism (access required)

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After a year where for some of us our big travel was going from the living room to the kitchen, it’s looking like 2021 — thanks to the coronavirus vaccine — is shaping up to be a bang-up year for ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho CEO shares personal inspiration (access required)

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“I can’t really tell you about our patients, or members, but let me talk about Medicare patients,” said Charlene Maher as she walked across the lit-up stage. “Ruth, at 47 years old, found out she’s going to be a grandmother ...

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Electronic Cash Systems opens Boise branch (access required)

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ECS hosted a grand opening for its Boise branch on June 8 that will offer a variety of payment options and in-person support for businesses in the Treasure Valley. ECS’s new branch will be located at The Owyhee in downtown ...

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