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Two decades later, we pause to look back (access required)

Twenty years. While some localities might not find such a span to be noteworthy, the Treasure Valley has seen in the last two decades a tremendous amount of growth. In that time, it has surged into a nationally recognized Great ...

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WaMu assesses its decade in the Valley (access required)

A decade after entering the Treasure Valley market by opening branch offices in three Fred Meyer stores, Washington Mutual ranks third in the greater Boise area in deposits and fifth statewide, according to 2003 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. statistics. Wells ...

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Accomplished Under 40: Honoring our community's achievers (access required)

More than 330 people packed into the Grove Hotel’s grand ballroom last Tuesday for the Accomplished Under Forty awards luncheon. The sold-out event capped a year of record-breakers for the program, which honors 40 of Idaho’s best and brightest professionals ...

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Ada County taps a veteran to head PDS (access required)

It’s an old adage in the news business that there are two sides to every story. Gerry Armstrong, who was named last week to head Ada County’s Planning and Development Services Department, says he can see both of them. Perhaps ...

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Venture market begins to warm up (access required)

Now stirring after its two-year lull, the venture capital market seems to be off to a decent start this year. But don’t expect huge gains. Mike Mers, partner in Highway 12 Ventures, Boise, told an Idaho Chapter of Investment Analysts ...

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Telling others' stories leads to reflection (access required)

Writing about other people’s accomplishments is a humbling but positive experience, reminiscent at times of watching the Academy Awards. For five years now, the IBR editorial staff has profiled business folks selected to be included in the paper’s annual Accomplished ...

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Muny bond supply OK despite ruling (access required)

Free of state and federal income tax, bonds issued by Idaho state and local entities have long been popular among investors who seek long-term income and are in middle or upper tax brackets.Once the tax exemptions are figured in, these ...

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Convention center? – Questions remain (access required)

What went wrong with the Boise convention center campaign? Supporters of the proposed $25 million Boise Centre at Capital Station said all along that “misinformation” – a polite code word for distortions and scare tactics – caused defeat of the ...

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Employers seek health-care cost solutions (access required)

Is shifting expenses to other payers the only way that employers can manage their rising health-care costs? A recent survey by IEC Group-AmeriBen – a Meridian firm that provides management consulting services and administers employee benefits plans – sheds light ...

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Why IBR doesn't submit stories to sources (access required)

(Editor’s note: This column originally was published nearly four years ago. In response to recent incidents, we offer it again as an explanation to readers and sources.) Long ago, a respected journalism professor who had written a widely used textbook ...

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