A southwestern Idaho company plans to use a $1 million Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund grant to hire about 700 new full-time workers. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Nov. 17 that CS Beef Packers in Kuna would hire the workers for jobs that pay...
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a right-of-way that will allow Idaho Power to build a 293-mile transmission line from Oregon to Idaho. The Interior Department announced the approval Nov. 17, saying it will create nearly 500 jobs....
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The late Idaho Congressman Orval Hansen, who died Nov. 2 at the age of 91, will lie in state in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon; his family will be on hand to greet those who come to pay their respects. That will be...
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Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Farmers in southern Idaho are increasingly turning to the guest worker program to fill the gap left by the shrinking labor force in the state. The Capital Press reports that Idaho...
11/17/2017
Allante Partners LLC purchased a 7,828-square-foot single-tenant flex investment property at 1025 E. Exchange Street in Boise.  Randy Limani of Arthur Berry & Co. and Jim Hosac of Intermountain Commercial Real Estate handled the transaction. Casandra...
11/17/2017
Idaho farmers were braced to see profits continue slumping this year, said Garth Taylor, ag economist at the University of Idaho. Idaho farm incomes declined in each of the past two years, and poor commodity prices have tanked farm earnings in the...
11/17/2017
While the broader stock market has been steadily racking up gains and posting new highs, companies that own real estate have been lagging, with some notable exceptions. Losses by struggling mall and shopping center owners have weighed on real estate...
11/17/2017
The new owners of BoDo want to give the downtown Boise commercial/office/movie complex more personality. Rob Gerbitz, sitting at Caffé D’Arte, looked across the street at 8th Street Marketplace – the 1903 Northrup Building and the 1904 Mercantile...
11/17/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments don't have to be provided to an Idaho environmental law firm because they're protected...
11/17/2017
Federal officials say they don’t have to provide an Idaho environmental law firm with documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they’re protected communications. The U.S. Department...
11/16/2017
Allison Crimmins, an environmental scientist with the EPA and the lead author and coordinator of a congressionally-mandated national assessment on climate change and human health, told the Idaho climate change summit today that a key finding from the...
11/16/2017
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Nov. 16 rose two points to 70 this month. That’s...
11/16/2017
Idaho as a state and Boise and Lewiston as metro areas have led the nation in construction job growth at various points in the past year, and the state overall added 7,000 construction jobs in the past three years to provide the manpower for surging...
11/16/2017
Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility...
11/15/2017
BSU President Bob Kustra announced today that he’ll retire on June 30, after leading the state’s largest public university for 15 years. “Serving as president of Boise State University has been the privilege of a lifetime,” Kustra, 74, wrote in an...
11/15/2017
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday he's reevaluating the state's involvement in a longtime multistate voter registration database. Denney says that his office has...
11/15/2017
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge should dismiss a sex discrimination lawsuit and not allow as evidence any recordings made by a former employee intended to prove her claims, an Idaho state agency says. The 8-page...
11/15/2017
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch changed his position on Roy Moore today, telling reporters, “I believe Roy Moore should step down.” Just yesterday, Risch was sticking by his statement from last week that “if these allegations are true, Roy Moore must step...
11/14/2017
Idaho state Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, announced today that she’ll run for Congress in the 1st Congressional District race that already has drawn a slew of candidates; it’s an open seat, as current Rep. Raul Labrador is leaving it to run for governor....
11/14/2017
GOP gubernatorial Tommy Ahlquist’s campaign has put up a new website criticizing rivals Brad Little and Raul Labrador, criticizing both as “professional politicians” who “do the darndest things with your tax dollars.” The site is online at...
11/14/2017