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Boise State Radio sells AM signal Boise State University has sold its AM frequency, KBSU 730, to FM Idaho/Impact Radio Group. Public radio programming ceased July 15, the radio station said in a prepared statement. The State Board of Education ...

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East Boise water company seeks to boost rates (access required)

Brian Water Corp., which serves about 46 households in the Warm Springs area of east Boise, proposes to increase monthly base rates from $12.50 to $18 for the first 4,000 gallons. Paying to address an environmental issue is one reason ...

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Potato acreage rises 8 percent (access required)

Idaho potato growers planted 8 percent more acres this year, an estimated 320,000 compared to 295,000 in 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported July 12. Strong prices drove the increase, though last year’s total ...

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Senior housing complex hopes for high LEED rating (access required)

A multi-million senior housing complex in Boise hopes to receive the highest LEED rating when it comes to design and building construction. Construction of a new 53-unit complex near 12th and River Streets kicked off this month and should wrap ...

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Commentary: A shift in wind energy policy for Oregon (access required)

 Identifying sites for new commercial wind developments in Oregon is becoming more difficult, not just because the premier locations are now festooned with towers, but because opponents, with the support of local governments, are favoring strict standards on towers over ...

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Troutlodge to start work on hatchery conversion near Twin Falls (access required)

The Sumner, Wash.-based Troutlodge Inc. will start work the week of July 18 on converting a fish farm it purchased near Twin Falls to an egg production facility.  Troutlodge, which supplies eggs to fish farmers in 60 countries, said it will start producing ...

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Wells Fargo adds jobs at Boise service center

Wells Fargo plans to hire 150 additional workers in July and August at its Boise customer contact center on Elder Street. The move will increase total staff at the center to about 600. The new hires will provide phone-based service ...

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Law jobs are scarce, nationally and in the Northwest (access required)

Mike Freese applied to law school in 2008, just as the economy went into a freefall. Freese figured by the time he was ready to graduate in 2012, things would have picked up again. But they haven’t. Freese, who is ...

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Post Falls software company cashes in (access required)

An Austin-based software company has paid $35 million cash to acquire a Post Falls software start-up. SolarWinds, Inc. completed its acquisition of TriGeo July 1. SolarWinds provides IT management software and TriGeo makes a secure login product that SolarWinds wanted, ...

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