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

How big can Silverwood grow? (access required)

Silverwood Theme Park has seen attendance grow so steadily in recent years that it is building a new entrance to welcome the crowds. Silverwood opened in 1988 and steadily began adding rides and other attractions, beginning with a steam engine ...

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Belgian-inspired new brewery has eyes on wider beer market (access required)

North Idaho’s biggest brewery is helping launch a new brewery in Post Falls, but it’s taken legislative action, a lengthy search for land and religious inspiration to get the project off the ground. Selkirk Abbey Brewing Co. opened its doors ...

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NNU partnering on Chinese studies program

Northwest Nazarene University will offer Chinese language and culture classes in its new Center for Chinese Studies starting in August. NNU will have three instructors from China come to Idaho for two years and offer language and culture classes in ...

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Otter names members of two groups to examine health reform efforts (access required)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appointed 26 people to two separate working groups that will examine how the state should act on two separate planks of upcoming federal health care reform. The two groups will study whether Idaho should expand Medicaid ...

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North Idaho youth sports facilities making progress (access required)

As northern Idaho hockey players are about to get a new year-round ice rink, supporters of the American national pastime are warming up their fundraising pitch. Both sports facilities hope to attract regional tournaments and replace old facilities. The new, ...

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1980s-era outlet malls await a new lease on life (access required)

Drivers on I-90 heading east into Idaho see signs for outlet malls before the state’s first exit, but would-be shoppers who turn off are likely to be disappointed. Despite being close to the highway and near other promising new developments, ...

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For some Idaho groups, health reform battle will continue

Idaho policymakers and businesses have a better idea of the job ahead now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal health reform efforts are constitutional. There are still many decisions to be made. Many provisions of the law, ...

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Web remote control company rebranded as Reach-In (access required)

A Boise company deploying technology that lets people control far-away objects through an Internet browser has ditched its old name Apriori Control for Reach-In. Owner Scott Harris said the new name better reflects what the company’s technology can do, and ...

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Port of Lewiston gets federal grant to double size of dock (access required)

The Port of Lewiston will get $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to more than double the size of its container dock, the department announced June 22. Lewiston’s port, the only port in Idaho, has a 120-foot dock, ...

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