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

Boise Airport director resigns

Boise Airport director Richard McConnell has resigned from his post effective Nov. 11. McConnell led the Boise Airport for four years,  coming from a Texas airport in mid 2007. Until the city selects a replacement, Garry Beaty, the city’s Director ...

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New Orofino Commercial Park drawing tenants, including out-of-staters (access required)

 The small town of Orofino has a  new warehouse and multi-use space that’s already getting heavy use. The 10,000-square-foot Commercial Park opened earlier this month and already has eight tenants for the ten units.  “I’m trying to encourage businesses to come ...

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Idaho credit union growth coincides with money-moving effort (access required)

Idaho credit unions added an estimated 3,400 new members last month as the national Occupy movement, which has several supportive groups in Idaho, encouraged people to transfer their money from large banks. Idaho Credit Union League President Alan Cameron said ...

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Simplot building new Caldwell plant, closing three old plants (access required)

The J.R. Simplot Company will start work next spring on a new potato processing plant in Caldwell, with an expected completion date of 2014 and workforce of 250 people. As the new plant opens, the company will close plants in Caldwell, ...

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Labrador backs cutting energy subsidies to cut taxes (access required)

Freshman Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador is supporting legislation to scrap more than a dozen tax breaks and subsidies for energy production and use the up to $90 billion in savings in the next decade to reduce corporate taxes. One ...

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Labor director opposes extending federal unemployment benefits (access required)

The head of the Idaho state agency that administers weekly state and federal unemployment payments doesn’t want the federal government to continue paying for extended benefits. Idaho Department of Labor Roger Madsen wrote Idaho’s congressional delegation saying continuing the extended ...

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DirecTV suing Wood River Valley bar over alleged football broadcasts (access required)

Satellite television provider DirecTV is suing Mahoney’s Bar and Grill in Bellevue for allegedly showing its package of National Football League games without paying the proper commercial fee. Co-owner Shaun Mahoney denied showing the games in the bar, saying he ...

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Plane power unit going from Boise to Dubai (access required)

Airplanes use fuel to jet people around the country and the world, but when they’re on the ground they need steady power to keep their lights on. Aero Specialties, a Boise manufacturing company, is touting its JetGo hybrid diesel ground ...

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Outdoor store GoLite sets up camp in Boise (access required)

Downtown Boise has a new outdoor equipment and apparel store, as GoLite has established its first permanent store outside its home state of Colorado. The company set up a two-week “pop-up shop” this spring on the corner of 9th Street ...

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College of Idaho gets funding for new library (access required)

The College of Idaho, a small private liberal arts college in Caldwell, has received an estate gift that will be used to build a new library. The school wouldn’t divulge the size of the gift from Deborah Murray and Glenn Richard ...

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