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Canada OKs Idaho company’s genetically engineered potatoes

Potato plants.

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian officials said August 3. The approval by Health Canada and ...

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New to Idaho, Tropical Smoothie Café already has four Boise stores in the works

Boise's second Tropical Smoothie Cafe will sit between Gyro Shack and Buffalo Wild Wings in the City Center Plaza complex. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The first Tropical Smoothie Café in Idaho opened July 31, a second is on the way, and a third and fourth are in the works. All are the product of franchise holders Kory and Michelle Pukash, who have an agreement ...

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Seniors snap up US national park passes before price hike

Craters of the Moon National Monument in eastern Idaho.

Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers. The America the ...

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Bank survey: Business leaders are optimistic about the economy (access required)

Businesspeople are becoming more optimistic about the economy, but they aren’t planning on translating that into more hiring or more compensation than in the past, according to a recent survey. In a survey of business clients in the second quarter, ...

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Former Boise officer, wife stole $70K from police union

The former president of an Idaho police union was found guilty of stealing thousands of dollars from that very union. The Idaho Statesman reports a two-week jury trial for Mark Furniss concluded July 28 after he was found guilty of ...

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Hawley Troxell, Moffatt Thomas law firms join forces (access required)


Idaho business law firms Hawley Troxell and Moffatt Thomas have joined forces to create a 75-lawyer firm called Hawley Troxell that will operate out of Hawley Troxell’s offices in the Wells Fargo building in Boise. The agreement, effective August 1, ...

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Ten-digit dialing starts Saturday in Idaho

A t-shirt that uses the 208 motif. Starting

Required 10-digit dialing for local calls starts August 5 in Idaho with the addition of a new area code. The state’s existing 208 area code will be joined by new area code 986. That means callers will have to dial ...

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Many US firms looking abroad for deals

Vancouver, B.C.

U.S. companies are expected to continue to pursue their appetite for overseas mergers and acquisitions this year, but some experts say the trend faces an uncertain future. A new political climate in this country, talk of reduced corporate taxes, a ...

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Idaho health insurers propose steep rate hikes for 2018

medical ambulance cropped

Uncertainty from the federal government has caused health insurers to propose steep rate hikes for Idahoans who buy plans on the state-based exchange for coverage in 2018, state officials said July 31. Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron said ...

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