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Rite Aid offers COVID-19 testing locations in Idaho (access required)

Rite Aid has increased the number of stores in Idaho that provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing. Four locations, three in the Treasure Valley and one in McCall, will offer test services every day of the week. The tests are available to ...

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Crush the Curve struggles with wait time for state money (access required)

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Earlier this year, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare contracted with Crush the Curve Idaho — a nonprofit organization formed to coordinate and conduct COVID-19 testing — to rapidly provide COVID-19 testing where it’s needed. But Crush the Curve Idaho ...

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Eastern Idaho State Fair grapples with decision to cancel (access required)

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Weeks after the North Idaho State Fair and Western Idaho Fair cancelled their 2020 events, the status of the Eastern Idaho State Fair was still under discussion in the middle of July, less than two months from its scheduled opening ...

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Idaho Business Review announces 2020 Excellence in Finance honorees

The Idaho Business Review is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Finance awards, which honors outstanding performance in the banking, corporate, investment, educator and professional sectors. Nominations for the award came in from across the state. ...

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Idaho Falls will finally get its Costco store in August (access required)

The Idaho Falls Costco under construction on July 11. Photo by Sean Clark.

In just one month, Costco will open up in Idaho Falls. For years, eastern Idaho has had a curious balance with membership warehouse stores: the Sam’s Club was in Idaho Falls and the Costco was in Pocatello. This was little ...

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CEOs: Idaho must mask or hospital capacity endangered (access required)

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In a joint press conference on July 14, CEOs and chief medical officers of the eight largest health care providers in southwestern Idaho came together to talk about the increasing severity of the current spike in COVID-19 cases and what ...

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Walgreens to add clinics to hundreds of its stores (access required)

Another big-box retailer is aiming to grab marketshare in the business of primary medical care. As an experiment, Walgreens and VillageMD, a doc-in-a-box business, opened drop-in physician offices inside five Walgreens pharmacies in the Houston area in April 2019. Each ...

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Boise looks to buy 325 acres in the northwest Foothills (access required)

Boise has the chance to buy 325 acres of land in the Boise Foothills for the jaw-dropping price of just $3,750 per acre. Currently, undeveloped foothill properties — especially those with a view — can go for upwards of $100,000 ...

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