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

Idahoans can special order Five Wives Vodka

After receiving a threatening letter from a George Washington University law school professor on behalf of a Utah distillery, the Idaho State Liquor Division will allow for special orders of a vodka it previously said could offend some Idahoans. “In ...

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Water outage prompts Twin Falls emergency (access required)

Some Twin Falls businesses shut down on June 5 after storms knocked out power to the city’s water pumps. By early afternoon, most businesses were allowed to resume using water, within limits. Power was restored after 9 a.m. on June ...

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CdA recall supporters have signatures and a deadline (access required)

Supporters of an effort to recall the Coeur d’Alene mayor and three city council members are closing in on a deadline to collect signatures. Recall supporters say they have more than the 4,311 signatures needed to put the measure on ...

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Idaho Stampede starts three-year affiliation deal with Portland Trailblazers (access required)

The Idaho Stampede, a minor league professional basketball team based in Boise, is joining forces with its NBA neighbor to the west, the Portland Trail Blazers. As part of the three-year deal, the Blazers will control basketball operations, including acquiring coaches ...

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Fast start for fast fermenting company (access required)

Two University of Idaho students are building a company that could create alcohol faster for biofuels and for beverages. MuPor Technologies is based on the research of Tushar Jain, a doctoral student at the University of Idaho. In March, Jain ...

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Hoku lays off 100 in Pocatello, construction schedule uncertain (access required)

Hoku Materials Inc. laid off 100 workers May 22 at its dormant polysilicon plant in Pocatello. The plant now has approximately 30 workers, down from a high of 600 at the construction site. Hoku Materials, a subsidiary of Hawaii-based Hoku ...

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Would-be Tamarack buyer faces second lawsuit from a federal agency (access required)

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Matthew Hutcheson for allegedly taking more than $3.2 million from retirement plans he oversaw in an unsuccessful effort to buy the failed Tamarack Resort. Hutcheson, a retirement advisor from Eagle, faces four counts ...

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BSU sports rank 62nd in revenue (access required)

The Boise State University Broncos brought in $37.5 million in revenues in the 2011 fiscal year, an 82 percent increase from 2006. The Broncos ranked 62nd among public institutions in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, according to data gathered by ...

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New green building code for Ketchum housing (access required)

Home builders in Ketchum will need to follow new rules for green building. The city approved code changes that went into effect May 16.  The green building code is based on standards from the National Association of Home Builders and ...

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