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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

ACHD commission approves $93 million budget (access required)

Ada County property owners will see a slight increase in their taxes in December, as the Ada County Highway District Commission approved an almost 2 percent increase in property taxes in its $93.3 million 2014 budget. The budget includes funding ...

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Otter says economy is in great shape

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In a speech to the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said the state’s economy continues to grow, albeit slowly. He also restated his desire that the size of Idaho’s government grow more slowly than the state ...

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Airports around Idaho are seeking grants for air service (access required)

In addition to Boise’s grant request to the federal government that would help secure a direct flight to a major East Coast hub airport, three other smaller airports are asking for help to get more flights. Airports in Idaho Falls ...

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Sun Valley gets winter, summer San Francisco flights (access required)

Friedman Airport in Hailey will have direct flights to San Francisco starting Dec. 12. SkyWest Airlines will operate the route for United Airlines. Winter air service will run through March 30, and summer air service will run from July to ...

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Boise businesses pledging thousands for East Coast flight (access required)

A dozen companies, including the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, as well as government agencies have pledged more than $160,000 to help the Boise Airport land a flight to New York; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; or Charlotte, N.C. The Boise Airport was ...

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HealthFundr looks to add crowd investors to health care entrepreneurs (access required)

New Boise-based startup company HealthFundr is looking to increase the number of people able to invest in new health care companies. HealthFundr launched its investing platform earlier this year. It lets investors review and invest in a small, vetted list ...

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Mobile app looking to identify data dead zones in rural Idaho (access required)

LinkIdaho, a state program set up to improve Internet access, is asking for the public’s help in finding Idaho’s Wi-Fi dead zones. The apps for iPhones and Android devices can use up to 100 megabytes of a user’s data plan ...

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WeVorce keeping HQ in California, but plans Idaho growth (access required)

WeVorce, a technology company promoting a new model of amicable divorce, got its start in Boise but will stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder Michelle Crosby moved west to participate in the Y Combinator, a renowned three-month-long Silicon ...

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Simple fly fishing rod gets funded on Kickstarter (access required)

Boisean Drew Hollenback has raised $8,500 so far from the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for a lightweight telescoping fishing rod called Tenkara that’s based on a Japanese fishing style. The rod has a fixed line and doesn’t have a reel, so ...

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