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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.

Catching up with EPIC — as it creates ‘virtual realty’ (access required)

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With architects using virtual reality to help design their buildings, could real estate agents using virtual reality to help sell them be far behind? That’s the theory behind EPIC Realty, a Meridian-based real estate company that offers virtual reality and ...

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Micron borrows $1.8 billion to pay off other notes (access required)

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Micron has issued a flurry of Securities and Exchange Commission filings regarding $1.8 billion in borrowing, but it’s apparently nothing to worry about. “It’s just borrowing at a lower rate to retire debt at a higher rate,” said Jim Handy, ...

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Idaho moves toward legalizing industrial hemp (access required)

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After last year’s Farm Bill made it legal nationwide, Idaho is taking steps to legalize growing and shipping of non-psychoactive cannabis products such as industrial hemp and CBD oil. Growing and shipping such products is now legal nationwide if they ...

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Westmark Credit Union opens first Boise branch (access required)

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Westmark Credit Union is celebrating its first downtown Boise branch at Parkcenter on March 1. “The Treasure Valley’s hopping, and we’re trying to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Jonathan Galusha, senior vice president of branch administration. The credit union ...

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Autonomous vehicles stalled for the session (access required)

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Although an interim gubernatorial committee on autonomous vehicles issued a draft report recommending Idaho allow their testing and deployment, it’s looking like that’s not happening during this legislative session. “I have been told [the Idaho Transportation Department] is not bringing any ...

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Liquor license bill being reworked (access required)

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A bill that would have made it easier for establishments that sell food to also sell liquor was held in the Senate State Affairs committee, but the bill’s sponsor hopes it can be changed before the legislative session is over ...

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