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Author Archives: Sharon Fisher

A word with Dee Mooney about the Micron Foundation

Idahoans typically think of Micron as just one of the state’s, and Boise’s, major employers; as former Boise mayor Dave Bieter used to say, “When Micron sneezes, Boise catches a cold.” But the company also runs a charitable foundation that helps ...

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A word with Madison Warner of Leadership Boise

Every Idaho town and city has the “STP” problem: The same ten people seem to be the only ones who step up to volunteer for community programs. How does a city groom new people to take their place? The answer ...

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Some federal COVID-19 loan programs winding down (access required)

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As the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program nears its end, more than 60,000 Idaho businesses have received loans or grants from it and other programs, totaling more than $3.2 billion, according to the Small Business Administration, which administers the program. ...

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Governor Little to call special legislative session this month (access required)

Photo: Governor Brad Little holds up Executive Order 2020-13 which he had just signed at his June 22 press conference.

Gov. Brad Little announced today he will call the Idaho Legislature into a special legislative session the week of Aug. 24.  Little, legislative leaders and members of the House and Senate will continue discussions about the specific topics that will ...

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Boise State entrepreneurial program, leader change focus (access required)

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Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 29 to correct references to VentureCapital.org. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Boise State VentureCapital.org program has been adjusted a bit, and its former executive has taken a new position. However, it ...

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Creating a business on corn mazes and pumpkin patches (access required)

Running an agritourism business takes a special kind of person. “We really do better talking to the cows than to other people,” laughed Laura Johnson, bureau chief for marketing and development at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. “There are ...

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Boise finalizes creation of Bernadine Quinn Riverside Park (access required)

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With COVID-19 giving all of us interaction-starved Idahoans a new appreciation for Boise’s parks, improvements to those parks are continuing apace despite the epidemic. “We didn’t slow down over here,” said Doug Holloway, director of parks and recreation for the ...

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