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Numbers point to worsening construction worker shortage (access required)

Despite month-over-month gains in construction-sector employment, the Associated General Contractors of America is warning about a potential worker shortage. Construction employment in July climbed to its highest level since February 2009, the AGC says, with the number of workers rising ...

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A word with Jerry Dunn of A10 Capital (access required)

Jerry Dunn is principal and CEO at A10 Capital, a nationwide commercial real estate lender that is based in Boise and has offices around the country. A10 Capital, which Dunn created with longtime business partners in 2007, is seated firmly ...

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Ada County home sales return to 2006 levels (access required)

Ada County has seen a 20.3 percent increase in home sales in July over July 2014, even with median sale prices edging up 8.4 percent to $232,500, according to the Ada County Association of Realtors market report. The surge is ...

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Wildfires raging in Northwest destroy homes, threaten more

Several major wildfires in the Northwest have destroyed homes, forced residents to flee and threatened many more homes as they continued to rage across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Dozens of homes, vacation cabins and other structures have burned, and authorities ...

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Study: homes near Trader Joe’s appreciate more (access required)

Homeowners living near a Trader Joe’s have seen higher appreciation since their purchase than those who purchased near a Whole Foods, according to a study. But those near a Trader Joe’s also get hit with higher property taxes. Those are ...

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Wyoming trustees approve medical education budget request

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a budget request for the UW medical school. During a special meeting Aug. 12, the board approved a medical school budget request that seeks nearly $10 million more for the program. ...

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Idaho, Oregon lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

A bipartisan effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous wildfires has been renewed after stalling repeatedly from lawmakers hesitant to approve letting firefighting agencies use dollars meant for natural disaster rather than money set aside ...

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