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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Bank of Idaho expands to Boise (access required)

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Living up its name, the Bank of Idaho is having a “soft opening” of its first branch in downtown Boise, with its grand opening slated for March, after its remodel is finished. “We have temporary furniture,” said Jeff Newgard, president ...

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Micron to buy out Intel plant in Lehi, Utah (access required)

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The other shoe dropped earlier this month when Micron announced it was acquiring the assets of an Intel partnership that ended in October for $1.5 billion. The Boise company said it would purchase Intel’s interest in the parties’ joint venture, ...

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5G comes one step closer to Boise

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While nobody has announced 5G mobile networks in Idaho yet, Ada County has taken a step that could bring them closer, by making it easier for mobile network providers to install the transmitters they need. The ordinance, which was passed by ...

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Secretary of State enhances voting cybersecurity (access required)

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In an effort to improve voting security, the Secretary of State’s office recently conducted a cybersecurity simulation with Idaho voting officials statewide and is hiring a cybersecurity staffer. The training was paid for through a $3.2 million windfall the department unexpectedly ...

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Legislative committee cuts Little’s budget figure (access required)

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Citing concerns about a possible recession, the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee (EORAC) voted along party lines on lower budget numbers than those proposed by Gov. Brad Little, meaning the budget he proposed will need to be cut by ...

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Catching up with GIMM — as it trains the next generation of developers (access required)

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Boise State University’s Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology major, popularly known as GIMM, will be graduating its first cohort of about 26 students this spring, and five of them already have jobs. In fact, one of director Anthony Ellertson’s ...

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Kuna updates comp plan, asks for comments (access required)

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Kuna has released a draft copy of its comprehensive plan update, available for public comment through Jan. 25. “There is a strong focus on economic development and a healthy community that includes open space, parks, pathways, recreation and entertainment opportunities,” ...

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