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Economic growth, frustration and deferred dreams fueling tens of thousands of job resignations in Idaho

Mac Fenner’s job at an AT&T call center was perfect on paper.  It paid nearly $19 an hour, had great benefits and friendly coworkers. It...

Boise works to land major business expansion. Could it be Micron?

During the Boise City Council meeting on November 9th, Mayor Lauren McLean was not at her usual seat in the center of the dais....

Downtown pizza place closes for good, donates remaining food

A downtown Boise pizza joint is closing its doors for good. Firenza Pizza, located at the base of the One Capital Center building, says supply...

Labor shortages are still impacting Idaho industries. This is why.

The labor shortage continues to impact industries here in Idaho and across the country. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, there are a few...

Some Idaho restaurants win big in $47 million of federal grants, others lost out and could face closure

A few hundred of Idaho’s restaurants and bars just got an infusion of cash to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic, but others...

Boise State offers student interns to small businesses at no cost

If you own a small business and could use some extra hands, Boise State is offering up interns at no cost to employers. BSU’s Bronco...

‘Very optimistic:’ How COVID-19 changed Idaho tourism and what’s next for Boise, McCall, Sun Valley & beyond

Summer is just around the corner. After a long year or so during the COVID-19 pandemic, Idahoans and people across the region are dreaming...

‘On everybody’s radar’: As many as 1-in-5 Ada Co. homes not going to primary homeowners

Real estate markets are tight in markets across the country and it’s not just homeowners buying them.  The combination of record-low interest rates, a nationwide...

‘A perfect storm’: Lumber and other building material shortages help drive valley home prices

Gene Harding’s construction company often has homes sitting around the Treasure Valley waiting to be finished.  No, it’s not because of lack of demand or...

‘More competition’: Some local employers struggle to fill jobs as the economy roars back to life

Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a hopping place during the dinner rush, but the popular restaurant closes an hour earlier than it used to.  The restaurant...

McCall saw its economy take off during COVID-19, but concerns of ‘Boise on steroids’ loom for housing

A little more than a year has gone by since McCall and Valley County officials issued a travel advisory asking visitors, who don't live...

Level up: Idaho programs help skill up workers for new jobs

Parker Carey got a leg up into his first job with the help of the State of Idaho.  Instead of flipping burgers or busing tables,...

‘It’s a punishment’: Childcare shortages squeezing wallets and Idaho’s economy

It took a year of phone calls, Google searches, multiple waiting lists, hopes, prayers, and a detailed spreadsheet for Krissy Kulmann to land a...

State says Idaho’s economic rebound one of nation’s strongest

According to a new report from the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho's economy is rebounding faster than almost anywhere in the country. The report said...

Legislators consider rollback of big property tax break for Boise’s Micron

Idaho Democrats are sticking to their tried and true playbook of property tax relief proposals in the 2021 legislative session. But, this year their...