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Shopko gives up retail footprint in Treasure Valley (access required)

Barely a month into the new year, a major retailer already is calling it quits in the Treasure Valley. The parent company of the discount department store chain Shopko announced Jan. 16 that it has filed for bankruptcy and will close ...

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Bank of Idaho expands to Boise (access required)

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Living up its name, the Bank of Idaho is having a “soft opening” of its first branch in downtown Boise, with its grand opening slated for March, after its remodel is finished. “We have temporary furniture,” said Jeff Newgard, president ...

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Law firms are turning their eyes toward attorneys’ well-being

The legal community’s efforts to help ensure that attorneys stay well, both mentally and physically, has become a movement during the past few years. While there has long been help for attorneys suffering from or at risk for substance abuse, ...

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Avista, Hydro One abandon plans for sale

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have abandoned plans for the Canadian utility to buy Avista. The Spokesman-Review reports the two companies announced the termination of the proposed $5.3 billion deal Wednesday afternoon. ...

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Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday’s report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 ...

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Affordable housing for seniors opens in Nampa (access required)

Treasure Valley senior citizens have a new, affordable housing option. Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp on Jan. 16 officially opened Colorado Gardens, a housing development for renters age 55-plus, located at 1007 S. Elder St. in Nampa. According to the ...

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LendingTree: Denver has most competitive housing market in U.S.

Looking for a home in Denver? Be prepared for fierce competition. According to an analysis from LendingTree, the Mile High City has the most competitive home buying market among major metro areas in the U.S. The online loan company ordered the ...

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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center names new president (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center has a new leader. Andrew Cosentino, vice president of the neurosciences institute and rehabilitation and performance medicine at Swedish Health System in Seattle, now is running the flagship hospital of the Saint Alphonsus Health System. ...

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Micron to buy out Intel plant in Lehi, Utah (access required)

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The other shoe dropped earlier this month when Micron announced it was acquiring the assets of an Intel partnership that ended in October for $1.5 billion. The Boise company said it would purchase Intel’s interest in the parties’ joint venture, ...

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Utah starting $2.5M debt forgiveness program for tech grads

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state. Lawmakers created the Talent Development Incentive Loan Program $2.5 million program last year to retain ...

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