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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.

Zions reduces regulatory requirements

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In an effort to streamline its corporate structure and regulatory requirements, Zions Bancorporation is merging its holding company with its bank, and has also been declared not a “systemically important financial institution” by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. “Zions engages ...

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‘Dig once’ policy could improve Idaho internet (access required)

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The most expensive part of installing fiber optic cabling to provide high-speed broadband internet to a community is the hole. Because entities such as roads, utilities and irrigation districts regularly dig up the ground anyway, some people are calling for ...

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Fisher’s Technology expands Montana presence (access required)

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Expanding its presence in Montana, Fisher’s Technology has acquired Davis Business Machines for an undisclosed price. The acquisition gives Fisher’s, based in Boise, a total of five locations in Montana. As of July 2017, the company had locations in Billings ...

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Transportation, housing, environment Boise’s most pressing issues, Bieter says (access required)

Boise’s three major problems are transportation, housing and the environment, said Mayor David Bieter during his State of the City message on Sept. 12, and he had proposals to address each of them. But more than anything else, he wanted ...

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