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

Where business and politics intersect (access required)

The topic: Business and public policy For its June 4 roundtable discussion, Idaho Business Review assembled a panel of policy and business experts to talk about how the two realms intersect and how they can work more closely together. Decisions ...

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Boise pro golf tourney facing changes (access required)

Idaho’s highest-level professional golf tournament, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft, which tees off in September, has solid ticket sales for this year and could see significant adjustments in the years ahead. Since 1990, the Boise Open has been ...

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CCDC expands size of potential new urban renewal district (access required)

Two narrow corridors on 27th and 30th streets in Boise are now part of plans for a new urban renewal district west of downtown Boise. The two sections, which extend north to State Street, could be part of a district ...

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Auto dealer Lyle Pearson dies at 87

Lyle Pearson, a Treasure Valley car dealer who had been in the auto industry since the 1950, died in Boise on June 17 at age 87. Pearson opened Boise’s first Mercedes-Benz car dealership in 1969 on Capitol Boulevard. The Lyle ...

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Scentsy sued over origin of stuffed animals (access required)

A Scentsy seller who claims to have developed the company’s line of scented stuffed animals is suing the Meridian company, saying Scentsy’s leaders encouraged her to develop the product but wouldn’t pay her for her ideas. Eva Marosvari of Boise ...

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Bleubird coming to downtown Boise (access required)

When Bleubird opens in Boise this summer, it will cap off a long process for chef Sarah Kornfield’s effort to open a restaurant in her hometown. “I’ve been looking at the downtown corridor for three years now,” said Kornfield, who ...

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Otter names IGEM Council members

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has named the dozen members of the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission Council. The membership, as required by state law, includes state officials, university officials, lawmakers and private sector representatives. The IGEM Council replaces the Idaho Innovation ...

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Idaho tax revenue short $3.4 million in May

For the first time in 2012, Idaho tax revenues fell short of their target. The state’s general fund brought in $3.4 million less than expected, dragged down by personal income tax returns. The state is still $33 million above its ...

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Canyon County emission testers can offer repairs (access required)

Auto repair shops that perform emissions test on cars and trucks in Canyon County and Kuna can now perform needed repairs on vehicles that fail the test. Ada County, which has had emissions tests in place for longer, requires car ...

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New gas plant could mean Idaho Power rate hikes (access required)

Idaho Power customers saw a small electricity rate change on June 1, though a larger increase could go into effect on July 1 as the utility opens the 300-megawatt Langley Gulch Power Plant south of New Plymouth. The seven June ...

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