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

Idaho sales tax lags in latest report (access required)

Three months into its budget year, the Idaho state government would be hitting its tax collection target, except for lagging sales tax numbers that could be turning around. For the month of September, the state brought in almost exactly as ...

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Feds sue for clean up costs in Idaho mine (access required)

The U.S. government is suing the owner of mining property in Blaine County to pay for cleanup costs to stop the erosion and release of harmful substances, allegedly including lead and arsenic. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge has ordered both ...

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After career twists, frozen wraps could make it to markets (access required)

Shige Toyoguchi started making Fit Wrapz as a small side project five years ago but after several career twists and turns, his line of nutritious frozen burritos and wraps could be in supermarket freezers in a few months. “I did it ...

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CCDC names Florida planner new executive director

Capital City Development Corporation, Boise’s urban renewal agency, selected Anthony Lyons, who has worked in city development in Florida and New Hampshire, as its new executive director. He replaces Phil Kushlan, who retired in July but has a one-year consulting ...

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Boise auditorium district OKs funding for visitors bureau (access required)

After cutting off funding for more than a year, the board of the Greater Boise Auditorium District (GBAD), which runs the Boise Centre convention space, approved a contract with the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB). The one-year contract would ...

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Speed dating event aims at improving investment pitches (access required)

Competition can be inevitable when launching a small business, but several entrepreneurs signed up for an extra clash and chance to make connections at get feedback at the startup speed dating contest organized by Kickstand, a Boise non-profit that helps ...

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Small business group, health insurers disagree on new health exchange board (access required)

An Idaho small business group is raising concerns that the state’s three large insurance companies could have too large a hand in how Idaho creates a new health insurance exchange. The exchange, part of the 2010 federal health care reform, ...

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Patch on Boise company’s baby stroller forces recall over choking concern (access required)

BOB Trailers has issued a voluntary recall on more than 400,000 jogging baby strollers, but stroller owners can fix the issue without sending their stroller back to the Boise company for repairs.  The backing of an embroidered patch on the canopy ...

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Idaho lawmakers will likely tackle online sales tax collection next year (access required)

Christopher Balmer, the owner of Perfect Light Camera and Supply in Idaho Falls, says his prices for camera lenses and equipment are competitive with those of online retailers in New York until he adds in Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax.  ...

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March and rally occupy Idaho Capitol

 Several hundred people occupied the steps of the Idaho State Capitol on a wet Wednesday afternoon as part of a march and rally organized by the loose-knit organization Occupy Boise in solidarity with similar protests near Wall Street in New ...

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