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

Tech group wants new patent office in Boise (access required)

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is getting ready to decide where to put at least two new offices and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) wants people to flood their inboxes with praise for Boise. Other states are jockeying ...

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Assembled in Boise brings IKEA to Idaho (access required)

IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings giant, has no plans to expand into Idaho, but Boiseans starved for a Malm bed or Billy bookcase can have IKEA orders delivered to them by Assembled in Boise. The local delivery company, started by ...

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Sales of internet-connected pet toy halted but marketing deals loom (access required)

Apriori Control in Boise has had success in launching a web-connected toy that lets people play online with cats at animal shelters, but the company has pulled back on selling a simpler home version of the product to the public. ...

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Report: Many health care providers still unhappy with Medicaid claims system (access required)

One out of every three Medicaid providers is still unsatisfied with Idaho’s relatively new system for processing Medicaid claims in Idaho, which is a dramatic improvement from when the system went online. The watchdog arm of the Idaho Legislature surveyed ...

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Sandpoint lands Life Flight helicopter base (access required)

Oregon-based Life Flight Network on March 1 will add a helicopter base and 14 workers in Sandpoint, a move that will make Life Flight northern Idaho’s dominant air carrier for transporting sick and injured patients to hospitals. The not-for-profit recently ...

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Scentsy dipping into chocolate (access required)

Meridian-based Scentsy, maker of wickless candles, is expanding into the dessert business and rolling out a chocolate fondue kit in May. The company announced Jan. 20 that it will start selling Velata, a kit with microwaveable chocolate, a silicone dish ...

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Maine airport director coming to Boise (access required)

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s pick for the new Boise International Airport is Rebecca Hupp, who’s been the director of the airport in Bangor, Maine for 10 years. Hupp’s appointment will be considered by the Boise City Council on Jan. 24. ...

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Risch: Slow down on anti-piracy law (access required)

As protests by operators of popular websites escalate over congressional proposals that would change regulations on intellectual property and the Internet, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, an early supporter of one of the proposals, is looking to put on the ...

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Trucking companies not tempted by higher speeds (access required)

Large trucks on Idaho highways soon could have the freedom to drive 75 mph, but fuel concerns probably will keep truck drivers from employing a lead foot. Citing safety concerns, Idaho lawmakers have introduced a bill to do away with ...

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