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A word with Mark Roberts, medical director for research at St. Luke’s (access required)

Mark Roberts is the medical director for research and medical education at St. Luke’s Health System. Roberts, a Kansas City native, spent about 25 years working as a pediatric oncologist at St. Jude’s hospital in Memphis, the University of Texas ...

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Public Transit in Idaho: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

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Introduction A coming need for public transportation Idaho is one of just two states without a dedicated funding stream for public transportation. That leaves politicians in the Treasure Valley in a tough spot as they look for ways to make ...

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Northwest Lineman College extends its reach to Florida

Northwest Lineman College in Meridian is adding a campus in Edgewater, Fla., this year to provide training for students on the East Coast. The for-profit technical college offers pre-apprentice, apprentice and lineman training to 5,000 students at year at its ...

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Stancraft Boat Company finds success in its third generation (access required)

Hayden-based Stancraft Boat Company has a new headquarters and is planning to double its production of wooden boats. The company has extended its reach from northern Idaho, selling boats to customers in Texas, New Hampshire and Thailand so far this ...

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Ostrich rancher expects to make big strides this year

Alexander McCoy was working as a financial adviser for Citigroup in South Africa when he first encountered ostrich meat. McCoy was fascinated with the taste of the red meat, which is leaner than pork and beef, and was impressed with ...

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House delays bill to expand business nexus for sales tax collection (access required)

A bill that would require retailers such as Amazon and Overstock.com to collect state sales tax will be amended by lawmakers. A House committee voted 11 to four March 11 to send the bill to the House’s Amending Order where ...

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Potlatch business incubator picks up tenants (access required)

A new nonprofit business cooperative located in a former railroad depot in tiny Potlatch is 50 percent occupied. The 5,000-square-foot Potlatch depot was built for the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway in 1906 and for years served trains that transported ...

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Senate passes bill to preempt city minimum wage ordinances (access required)

The Idaho Senate passed a bill March 10 that would ban cities from setting local minimum wage standards. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. The Idaho Senate voted 27 to eight in favor of the bill ...

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