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Idaho credit unions show robust first-quarter results (access required)

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Credit union financial reports for the first quarter were solid, with Idaho ranking first in the nation for asset growth at 6.2%. Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents Idaho credit unions, ...

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Does new construction pay for itself? Yes, an economist says (access required)

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Not everyone is happy with Ada County’s burgeoning growth. Homeowners faced with rising taxes to pay for infrastructure such as roads and schools, as well as increased city services, often complain that growth should pay for itself. But, by and ...

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Kuna considers resurrecting urban renewal district

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In an effort to improve its infrastructure to attract business, Kuna is looking at a number of mechanisms to raise funding, including resurrecting an urban renewal agency. Kuna set up the urban renewal agency in 2011 in response to bills ...

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Idaho laws are grounding drone business, owners report (access required)

Idaho could be a market leader in drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but state and local laws get in the way. That was one conclusion of the Idaho Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Situational Awareness Workshop, sponsored by the ...

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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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