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Search engine optimization is becoming a must for businesses, but unethical companies can hurt worse than help (access required)

The newest requirement thrust upon businesses in the Internet era has become a tangle of complexity for a relatively simple goal: Good search results. It’s called search engine optimization — or SEO — and any companies that once relied on ...

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Dynamis faces long process

Dynamis Energy, the company chosen to design, build and manage a waste-to-energy plant in Ada County, has a three-month wait ahead of it as regulators and the public prepare to weigh in. The company is operating under intense scrutiny. It ...

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Southfork Landing loses part of its development to Boise County (access required)

The Southfork Landing development in Garden Valley is losing 61 parcels of land to the tax man after it failed to pay more than $60,000 owed to Boise County for back taxes. Boise County Treasurer April Hutchings said July 25 ...

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Fair or not, stigma of racism lingers in the north (access required)

Coeur d’Alene may never completely escape the stigma of its unwanted ties to the Aryan Nations, but the city has spent 30 years wiping away as much of the stain as possible. The unflattering reputation that arrived with Richard Butler, ...

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Cycling trail rejuvenates tourism business for north Idaho towns (access required)

Every year, not long after the heat rolls in for good in northern Idaho, the employees of The Creamery, Harrison’s ice cream shop, know it’s time to pick up the pace. “When July and August hits, we have a line ...

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Potential biomass generator in Shoshone County now in private hands (access required)

A group of foresters in Shoshone County are trying to turn a severe fire hazard into industry, but ambitions that go beyond thinning forests are meeting resistance from environmental groups. Henry Nipp, a former Forest Service employee, said he and ...

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