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Bright Bank plans to open second branch in December (access required)

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Just months after opening its first branch in Idaho, in downtown Boise, Bright Bank is opening its second: in Meridian in Fairview Village near Eagle and Fairview — in, like its downtown branch, a former Mountain West Bank location. The ...

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Robust surplus could mean tax cuts, restoring budget trims (access required)

Governor Little at his Oct. 9 press conference. Photo by Catie Clark.

September revenue figures came in $33 million ahead of what was originally forecast for the month. It marks the third straight month of the current fiscal year, which started in July, where the economy and the state’s revenue beat the ...

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A word with Wayne Hammon, CEO of Idaho Associated General Contractors (access required)

Wayne Hammon, CEO of the Idaho Associated General Contractors, issued an economic overview of construction firms in Idaho and their ongoing need of employees at the beginning of October, based on an analysis by AGC of America’s Chief Economist Ken Simonson. ...

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U of I receives $1 million to fund clean water research (access required)

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Greg Moller and Dan Strawn have been working to improve water cleanliness for almost 20 years together. Today, they both teach at the University of Idaho and are part of a University of Idaho research project recently receiving $1 million ...

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Treasure Valley has variety of options to boost cycling infrastructure (access required)

In the Treasure Valley, a growing population is putting more cars on the road and more pollution in the air. Transportation is the number one source of air pollution in Idaho, said Eric Willadsen, conservation program manager with the Sierra ...

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Airports gain new flights, infrastructure (access required)

For a state to have robust air service, it demands two things. First, it requires the infrastructure to provide places for the airplanes to take off and land. Second, it requires airlines to provide service both within the state — ...

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Tamarack Aerospace announces expansion into the U.K. (access required)

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Tamarack Aerospace is hitting not one, but three milestones this year: logging 100 airplanes in its fleet, its 10-year anniversary, and significant growth — tripling its existing office space in Sandpoint and opening a third hanger, hiring more staff and ...

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Idaho organizations work to promote electric vehicles (access required)

As people look to cut their carbon emissions, electric vehicles are growing in popularity across the country. In Idaho, state agencies, utilities and nonprofits are working to promote electric vehicle adoption, helping residents and businesses overcome the barriers to choosing ...

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Idaho Manufacturers Alliance seeking coolest thing made in Idaho (access required)

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The Idaho Manufacturers Alliance is looking for the coolest thing made in Idaho, but it can’t do that without help. That’s why the organization is taking nominations for whatever the coolest thing made in Idaho might be. Between now and Oct. ...

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BVA sells Saltzer Health chain to Intermountain Health (access required)

The Saltzer Urgent Care Clinic in downtown Caldwell.

Ball Ventures Ahlquist finalized a deal on Oct. 1 to sell Saltzer Health, a multi-practice physician group and chain of urgent care clinics centered in Canyon County. The buyer is Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit regional healthcare system. BVA didn’t ...

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