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Local putter maker plots a jump into the big time (access required)

Larry Davis doesn’t lack confidence, but when it comes to his side business building custom putters, he admits he could use a little patience. The painting contractor who is nearing 70 has been waiting for 11 years to see his ...

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Judge rules against Scentsy in copyright case (access required)

Meridian-based Scentsy has lost the first round of what could become a long legal battle after it accused Utah company Harmony Brands of violating its copyrights. Harmony Brands, which creates knockoffs of Scentsy’s scented wax products and sells them in ...

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Home health care industry faces leaner growth (access required)

If the growth of the senior citizen population is any indication, the home health care industry should be poised for success. There are more Americans age 65 and older now than ever. Their population has grown 5.3 percent over the ...

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Firearms, ammunition are big business in Idaho and getting bigger (access required)

Dealers are rationing ammunition. Guns are being sold faster than manufacturers can make them. Government agencies are buying training rounds in record numbers. It’s a good time to be in the firearms and ammunition industry. Idaho is taking full advantage ...

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House Calls brings doctors back to doorsteps (access required)

Most people see the physician’s house call as an anachronism. Steven Fuller sees the house call as his ticket into the ballooning health care industry. Fuller, a physician who took care of open heart surgery patients in Washington, D.C., and ...

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Developers must step carefully after Idaho Supreme Court impact fee decision (access required)

Developers will need to exercise more caution when negotiating for impact fees in Idaho after a March 29 state Supreme Court decision. The court clarified an existing Idaho law, ruling unanimously that developers who voluntarily enter into an impact fee ...

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Davis Cup brings estimated $2 million to Boise over weekend (access required)

The Davis Cup directly scored Boise a $2 million economic impact over the weekend, one economic development nonprofit estimated, but officials said the event brought values that can’t yet be computed. Terry Kopp, sales director for the nonprofit Boise Convention ...

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Gowen Field firefighter sues over contractor chemical exposure (access required)

A former firefighter at Gowen Field in Boise is suing contractors, the National Guard and his own fire chief after a reflooring project allegedly exposed him and his crew to chemical irritants. Jay Hamann filed the lawsuit Jan. 17 in ...

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