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Author Archives: John Sowell Idaho Statesman

Boise Airport officials make pitch to new airline for service to Idaho

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An airline executive with ties to Boise announced Friday that he is starting up a new passenger airline — Breeze Airways — headquartered in Salt Lake City. No routes have been announced, but Boise Airport officials spoke to Breeze executives this week during an ...

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Burger chain offers fries with a side of cricket salt

Psst. Want some crickets with your fries? Boise Fry Co. already offers customers a choice of several seasoning-salt mixtures to sprinkle on their french fries: Cajun spice, rosemary, jalapeno, salt and vinegar. Now, add crickets to the list. On Tuesday, ...

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Want to own stock in Albertsons Cos.? You can’t. But that could change soon

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If you want to buy stock in Idaho’s largest company, you may get a chance soon. The privately held Albertsons Cos., the nation’s second-largest grocery chain, is preparing to go public, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal said the Boise ...

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Home prices in Boise and Idaho overall are on a tear. Tops in the nation

It’s official: Home prices in Boise rose at a faster rate than in any other of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. over the 12 months ending in September, a federal agency reported Tuesday. Home prices increased 11.1%, according the ...

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Dairy giant with Boise milk-processing plant files for bankruptcy

The parent company of one of Idaho’s largest milk producers has filed for bankruptcy protection. Dean Foods, which owns Meadow Gold, filed Tuesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after reporting a net loss of $79.4 million in the quarter ending Sept. 30. ...

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