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Idaho firms tout trip to Mexico (access required)

Stephen Kaiser traveled to Mexico unsure if there would be demand for his company’s automated welding products. He returned last week from a trade mission with Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter with three specific projects to bid on and four ...

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Chamber: Lawmakers get low marks for session (access required)

Conservative lawmakers in the Treasure Valley hoping for the backing of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce in upcoming elections may have some explaining to do. The chamber scored Treasure Valley state lawmakers based on how they voted on bills ...

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‘Law firm 2.0’ brings together attorneys and planners (access required)

What do you get when you put together a bunch of lawyers and land-use planners in the same firm? A smart way to speed up building projects and developments, say the organizers of a new law firm in the Treasure ...

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Two universities aim for law schools in Boise (access required)

The race is on now for a Boise law school, with two universities moving ahead in recent days on plans to open campuses in the capitol. The University of Idaho received approval from the Idaho State Board of Education on ...

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Temporary staffing firm sues Idaho Power (access required)

A temporary staffing agency that supplied workers to Idaho Power has filed a federal lawsuit against the utility alleging the energy company cut short a three-year contract and ordered its temporary employees to work for a competitor staffing agency. Quality ...

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Title insurers dispute antitrust claims in Washington (access required)

Idaho title insurance companies are frowning on a new federal lawsuit filed in Washington that accuses title insurers of colluding to keep prices artificially high, one of a slew of lawsuits filed against the industry over the last few years. ...

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Planners consider new location for transit hub (access required)

Local transportation planners are now eyeing a fifth possible location for a transit hub planned for downtown Boise. Valley Regional Transit officials expect to pick a site for the $9.6 million federally funded facility within a month. During a January ...

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Couple starts business selling tabletop ads — Focus (access required)

Drew Strojny spent three years on National Football League practice fields, slamming his 6-foot-7, 315-pound frame into other linemen and ingesting 6,000 calories per day to fuel his mammoth body. Strojny fought hard every day to keep his job but ...

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