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Keynetics founder sues his interior decorators (access required)

The owner of Keynetics in Boise is suing his interior design consultants, alleging Sprague Solutions lied about furniture costs and pocketed extra cash during transactions. Tim Barber, the founder of Boise tech companies ClickBank and Kount, both subsidiaries of Keynetics, ...

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State parks and other public lands show attraction to frisbee golf (access required)

Idaho’s state parks are turning to disc golf to attract more visitors, a strategy that some park rangers say appears to be working — and generating a little extra coin for the parks on the side. “The last three years ...

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Utilities, energy developers both covet energy credits – but who gets them? (access required)

Renewable energy certificates are a bone of contention between utilities and alternative energy developers as both sides scramble to claim the environmental commodities. Developers say they need the credits to make renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar and hydroelectric ...

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ACHD uses eminent domain powers on church, several businesses (access required)

The Ada County Highway District is condemning five different pieces of land with three owners near the corner of State Street and Linder to make way for a renovation project at the intersection. The district is using its powers of ...

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Disc golf market is wide open as players join the sport (access required)

An explosion of new hobbyists in the past several years has recreational insiders telling anyone who will listen an odd bit of business advice: There is money to be made in flying discs. More specifically, disc golf, which has gained ...

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New Boise kickball, dodgeball league builds on its beginnings (access required)

The raw numbers said Gameday Sports Leagues shouldn’t bother setting up shop in Boise. Eric Leaman, the 24-year-old co-founder, initially doubted Boise was big enough to handle the load of players needed to keep his company in business. And he ...

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Anti-fraud company sees exponential growth in Boise (access required)

In the ceaseless war between fraudsters and the retail community, a handful of companies are emerging as the mercenary victors. Chief among them is Kount, a Boise-based company combating transactional fraud that has seen more than 350 percent growth in ...

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Manufactured building companies get relief from North Dakota oil boom (access required)

While traditional construction companies are still reeling from overproduction during the housing bubble, their cousins in the manufactured housing markets have been given a reprieve in the form of a black gold rush. The oil boom in North Dakota and ...

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Senate passes Farm Bill; Idaho senators vote against it (access required)

In congressional action that agricultural organizations in Idaho hailed as good news, the Senate version of the national Farm Bill passed 64-35 June 21. This version of the bill contains provisions to move away from direct payment subsidies to farms ...

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