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

Grocery stores to state: Fix this (access required)

Idaho grocery stores hope to broker a deal this year for the state to stagger the dates it sends out food stamp dollars. Money for the food stamps is distributed on the first day of the month as part of the ...

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Medical airlift company Life Flight closes McCall base (access required)

Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based not-for-profit that acts as an ambulance in the air, will no longer house a helicopter in McCall, though it will still provide transportation and rescue services for the region. Closing the McCall base, which employed ...

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Unemployment payments dropped this year (access required)

Out-of-work Idahoans received $418 million in unemployment benefits in 2011, a 33 percent drop from the previous year, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. That drop reflects a decline in the number of people looking for work as well ...

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Crapo picked for committee tackling payroll tax cut, budget concerns (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo will serve on a bipartisan conference committee that will try to resolve an impasse over several issues in Congress. The committee will tackle extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, authorizing the long Keystone ...

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Konica Minolta expanding in Boise (access required)

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, which provides an array of office and professional services, is planning to add five employees to its sales staff, including one or two hires in the short term, and has long-term plans to add support technicians ...

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Boise Whole Foods now on track to open in 2013 (access required)

The new Whole Foods Market at the east end of downtown Boise will likely open in early 2013, which is at the back end of the company’s original timeline, officials with the company say. The Walgreens pharmacy that’s also part ...

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Idaho housing agencies could get share of municipal bonds settlement (access required)

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association and the Boise City Housing Authority could receive an appreciable amount of money in a $34.25 million settlement among many states and the GE Funding Capital Market Services. The money is part of a ...

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Intermountain Gas seeking rate cut (access required)

Intermountain Gas Company wants to lower its customers’ natural gas rates by an average of 4.5 percent starting on Feb. 1, 2012. If the rate reduction is approved, residential customers using natural gas would save an average of $2.24 a ...

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After closing in Eagle, pancake franchise set to open in Boise (access required)

The Original Pancake House, which has franchises in 26 states, will come back to the Treasure Valley next year, with a store opening likely in February at 5900 W. Fairview Ave. in Boise. The breakfast spot had been in Eagle ...

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