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Expanding Medicaid could save Idaho $176 million (access required)

A working group examining Medicaid expansion has received new estimates saying that a public or private model to expand Medicaid would save the state money. But lawmakers on the panel say those options are unlikely and that the state should ...

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The top 10 issues facing commercial real estate this year (access required)

There are a number of big issues facing the national commercial real estate industry, but some of the largest appear to be related to the energy sector, jobs and the growing influence of the millennial generation. These issues topped the ...

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Marble Bridge opens Boise office (access required)

Marble Bridge Funding Group, which offers loans based on accounts receivables and purchase orders for small companies, has opened its first office outside California in downtown Boise. Company CEO Paul Candau chose Boise based on his experience in the city. ...

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US home building declined 6.5 percent in May

The pace of U.S home construction slipped in May with many Americans still struggling to afford new houses. Builders started work at a seasonally adjusted annual rate on 1.01 million homes last month, the Commerce Department said June 17. That ...

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Employers offer wellness programs and hope for cost savings (access required)

Heidi Martin travels the Treasure Valley regularly to administer a wellness program for Saint Alphonsus Health System workers in the Treasure Valley. Martin assists with blood draws, the gathering of data such as height, weight and blood pressure, and with ...

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Transportation Coalition looking to build support for roadwork money (access required)

Idaho’s roads face a large shortfall in funding, with efforts to find more money going nowhere for the past five years. Now, a group that supports spending more on road maintenance and improvements, likely through tax increases, is trying to ...

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New Jazz deal for Stampede could mean more NBA players in Idaho (access required)

Idaho Stampede Managing Investor Bill Ilett said the minor league basketball team should have a better relationship with the Utah Jazz than it did with the Portland Trail Blazers. And more young Jazz players will likely end up suiting up ...

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Atlanta firm will oversee Boise Centre expansion (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District Board of Directors has selected tvsdesign, based in Atlanta, to help design and oversee the Boise Centre’s expansion and renovation. The company has designed some 70 convention center projects globally. That design team includes local ...

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Homebuilder takes aim at getting millennials into their first home (access required)

As the number of first time-homebuyers has dipped nationwide, a local builder has created a program aimed at getting more young people into new homes faster. However, a changing view of home ownership by millennials could force the housing industry ...

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Q & A: Doug Dammrose of Mountain Health CO-OP (access required)

Doug Dammrose is executive director of Mountain Health CO-OP, a nonprofit health insurance company in Eagle that is gearing up to start offering insurance on the Idaho health insurance exchange this fall. Health CO-OPs were created by the Affordable Care ...

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