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

Higher college enrollment spurs housing construction (access required)

 While Idaho’s economy has been stuck in recession, the state’s universities and colleges have been working hard to keep up with enrollment growth.   All of Idaho’s public four-year public higher education institutions, except the University of Idaho, and the private ...

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Risch wants to open public lands for renewable energy (access required)

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch supports legislation recently introduced in Congress to spur development of renewable energy projects on federally-owned land. The legislation, sponsored by Montana Sen. Jon Tester, would streamline the permitting process for leasing federal lands and create pilot ...

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SOS stands for sensors and office supplies (access required)

A change in location led to a business expansion as a Buhl company that manufactures sensors on locked gates got into the office paper and supply business. McKay Lundgren relocated Siren-Operated Sensors (SOS) from Twin Falls this summer, coinciding with ...

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Boise Cascade reports loss due to slow housing market (access required)

Boise Cascade Holdings reported a $3.7 million net loss in the third quarter of 2011, which is an improvement from a year ago for the privately held wood products and building materials company. The company lost $5.6 million in the ...

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Healing at -200 degrees (access required)

Boise chiropractor Dr. Jason Watson is hoping to heal patients and set his practice apart by offering a super-cold treatment called whole body cryotherapy. The therapy has been used by topflight athletes in hopes of speeding recuperation from tough workouts. ...

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Imprisoned Boise attorney now disbarred (access required)

The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered the disbarment of attorney Richard Arlan Bergesen stemming from complaints filed with the Idaho State Bar. Bergesen is an inmate at South Idaho Correctional Institution south of Boise. He’s eligible for parole at the end ...

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WinCo experimenting with self checkout (access required)

WinCo Foods is testing out self checkout lanes for grocery store shoppers at its downtown Boise location. The move comes as industry data shows shoppers are using self-checkout less and after another Boise-based grocery chain pulled the computer-assisted lanes from ...

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For this company, the messenger’s a cat (access required)

Scott Harris needs help explaining his new technology, but stumbled onto a great messenger: cats. Harris, the founder of Apriori Control in Boise, developed technology that lets people control cameras and other electronic devices in real time over the Internet. ...

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Feds sue northern Idaho lawmaker over unpaid taxes (access required)

The U.S. government has sued tax-protesting northern Idaho lawmaker Phil Hart over almost $550,000 in unpaid income taxes, penalties and interest. The government is asking Idaho’s federal district court to OK foreclosing on property in Athol, in Kootenai County, that Hart ...

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Idaho delegation backs repealing government contractor tax withholding (access required)

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved by a wide margin legislation to stop withholding 3 percent of all funds going to large government contractors. Idaho’s two representatives both voted with the majority, and the state’s two senators have backed ...

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