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

Convergence of Latino business and culture (access required)

The Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho is a place to go for church services, quinceañera birthday parties and other social events held in its Nampa facilities. Recently, it’s also been home to startups, social organizations and efforts to retrain laid ...

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NNU business class focuses on social good

Following a path made at other universities, Northwest Nazarene University School of Business Dean Steve Mountjoy is teaching a class on social ventures, where students create business plans with a financial and social bottom line. “Business really should be meeting the ...

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Amid dispute with Idaho Power, Hoku gets $10 million (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is set to rule on whether Idaho Power can shut off the lights on Hoku Materials’ Pocatello plant, but the solar cell parts company announced Jan. 11 an infusion of $10 million from its Chinese ...

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Tax Commission prepares for Boise County lawsuit (access required)

The Idaho State Tax Commission is preparing to be sued by Boise County over a judge’s order that the county raise its property taxes above the state’s 3 percent cap.The county was ordered by Judge B. Lynn Winmill to raise its ...

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Treasure Valley gains in state’s higher ed spending (access required)

Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho are two big winners in the higher education budget unveiled by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. For the first time in three years, the budget includes funding for the enrollment workload adjustment, ...

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Hoku wants to stay powered, lower its rate (access required)

A dispute has deepened between Idaho Power and Hoku Materials, which is building a polysilicon production facility in Pocatello. Hoku, already late on an almost $1.9 million electricity bill from November, filed a complaint with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission ...

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Nampa church facing lawsuit from national religious group (access required)

The Crossing Church in Nampa may need to repay a national church organization $93,340 after its pastor and his congregation left the organization amid a doctrinal dispute and financial trouble. The General Conference of the Evangelical Methodist Church (EMC), based ...

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What to expect from the Idaho Legislature

Budget, health care, taxes — those are the three issues Gov. Butch Otter said Jan. 5 will dominate the Idaho Capitol during the 2012 legislative session. But with several hundred different pieces of legislation likely to be introduced, there are ...

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Moldy onions lead to million–dollar lawsuit (access required)

Zito Farms in Elmore County is suing a Georgia onion distribution company for more than $1 million for failing to pay for this year’s onion crop, though the distributors say they couldn’t sell the onions because they were spoiled. Zito ...

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