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Census: Idaho’s growth outpaced nation’s

New census data shows that Idaho’s population grew by more than 21 percent over the last decade, a slower rate compared to the last census. U.S. Census data released Dec. 21 put the state’s population at 1,567,582. That’s a 21.1 ...

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Wesco case underscores importance of non-competition pacts (access required)

Blackfin Technology’s recent sale to Xtreme Consulting was made easier because Boise-based Blackfin had employee non-competition and confidentiality agreements in place. Those agreements raised Blackfin’s value to Xtreme, said Jefferson Jewell, a Blackfin co-founder and managing director who remains with ...

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AEHI executives take leave until court rules

Two executives have taken a leave of absence from Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. while a court considers allegations of investor fraud against the company trying to build a $10 billion nuclear power plant. CEO Don Gillispie and Vice President Jennifer ...

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Idaho developer wins $4M judgment over teen center

The developer of a proposed treatment center for troubled teens in rural western Idaho has won a $4 million judgment against Boise County after officials scuttled the project. A federal jury sided with the Boise-based development firm Oaas-Laney in a ...

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Hayden archery company sues Cabela’s, Smith & Wesson over patent claims (access required)

A Hayden company that makes equipment to help archers dampen vibrations is suing several national companies for selling products it claims were falsely advertised. Bowjax Inc. filed a lawsuit in Idaho federal court Dec. 16 against Smith & Wesson of ...

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U.S. Silver contests citations in fatal mine accident

U.S. Silver is contesting a federal agency’s report that blames management in an accident that killed a miner in June. Timothy Bush, 29, died June 18 of blunt force trauma after loose rock fell on him as he was working ...

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Tax commission chief under conflict cloud

Idaho Tax Commission employees say commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow intervened on behalf of his son’s accounting firm over objections from agency workers, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by the Associated Press. The heavily redacted documents were among those ...

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IP, Boise launch home energy audits (access required)

Idaho Power checked energy efficiency on 22 Boise homes in November, and expects to audit 650 homes before the company finishes the program. About $2.1 million of the $8.24 million the City of Boise received in direct stimulus grants is ...

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