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Glacier Bancorp completes share sale

Glacier Bancorp Inc., with headquarters in Kalispell, Mont., reported Monday it has completed its sale of about 10.3 million shares at $14.75 a share. The bank holding company said it expects the offering to bring in about $145.6 million, which ...

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Hoku Scientific changes name to Hoku Corp.

Hoku Scientific, a materials science company focused on clean energy technologies, says it has officially changed its name to Hoku Corp. “When we founded the company, the name Hoku Scientific reflected our core research-driven business developing innovative fuel-cell technology,” Dustin ...

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Idaho safety engineers win national award

The American Society of Safety Engineers has awarded its small chapter of the year award to a branch in Boise. About 100 occupational safety and health professionals – who work in the construction, industrial, mining, insurance, health care, government, oil ...

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Lawmakers advance bill to sell more state land

Idaho lawmakers advanced measures to expand state land officials’ options for managing state-owned land that benefits public schools. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would let the Department of Lands sell more than ...

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Housing market deals blow to apartment market (access required)

Just three years ago, if someone wanted to buy a home for less than $120,000, he or she would have had about 50 homes to choose from in all of Ada County. These days, a buyer in the same price ...

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Takeover bids heat up over Sterling Mining (access required)

Positioning remains everything in the attempts to takeover the famed Sunshine Mine in Idaho’s Silver Valley near Coeur d’Alene. Three potential buyers of the bankrupt Sterling Mining, which owns and operates the mine, have emerged after a series of court ...

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Rates paid to small-power producers decline

The rates that regulated utilities pay small-power producers have decreased significantly due to declining natural gas prices, a new price forecast by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council says. Under the provisions of the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act ...

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Business Caucus debuts at Legislature  (access required)

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, on March 19 chaired the first meeting of the Idaho Legislature Business Caucus. Republican state Senate and House of Representatives members with business backgrounds comprise the debut version of the group, which aims to “advance ...

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