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Author Archives: Anne Wallace Allen

Anne Wallace Allen is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.

Real estate analyst: adapt or perish

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In the unlikely event that anybody in the real estate business  has been sitting back and relaxing as the local economy churns with unparalleled growth, BOMA’s real estate symposium February 14 should serve as a wake-up call. The Building Owners ...

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How stricter rules for brokers will affect retirement savers

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President Donald Trump is delaying a series of rules that require financial professionals to put their clients’ best interests first when giving advice on retirement investments. The rules, which were set to take effect in April, will be delayed for ...

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No pressure, but this early-morning decision affects thousands

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For the top brass at the Boise School District, making a decision that will affect many thousands of people comes down to getting up in the middle of the night to drive around town. That’s what Superintendent Don Coberly, Deputy ...

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A word with Randy Schubert of Life’s Kitchen (access required)

Randy Schubert (second from right), executive director of Life's Kitchen. Photo by Patrick Sweeney

Randy Schubert is the executive director of Life’s Kitchen, a Boise nonprofit that provides job training for at-risk youth through its catering services and a café. Life’s Kitchen, which is now based in a former motel near the Boise State ...

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This could be the year you decide to run for office

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As the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature gets underway, there’s a small difference evident in the makeup of the legislative body. The proportion of women lawmakers has risen slightly from last year, from 27 percent to 30 percent. The ...

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Feds reject Idaho utility’s bid to negate Oregon fish law (access required)

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Federal authorities have rejected a request by an Idaho utility to negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and Oregon. The ...

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A word with Tim Andersen of the Boise State Computer Science Department (access required)

Tim Andersen, chairman of the Boise State University Computer Science Department. Photo by Patrick Sweeney.

Tim Andersen is chairman of the computer science department in Boise State University’s College of Engineering. Andersen bought his first computer, a Franklin Ace 1000, with money he made helping manage pickers at his father’s cherry orchard while he was ...

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2017 will be the year of the new area code for Idaho

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Idaho phone users will start being assigned a new area code, 986, in late summer this year. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will assign the prefixes to new phone numbers all over the state, not in specific geographic areas, said ...

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A word with Jim Schmit of Century Link (access required)

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Jim Schmit is Century Link’s vice president of operations for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, overseeing an operation with 1,100 people in Idaho alone, 600 of them in downtown Boise. Schmit started his career with Century Link in the Rates and ...

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