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Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal (access required)

Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not ...

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Zions reduces regulatory requirements

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In an effort to streamline its corporate structure and regulatory requirements, Zions Bancorporation is merging its holding company with its bank, and has also been declared not a “systemically important financial institution” by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. “Zions engages ...

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Idaho contractors see spike in theft

Contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants being stolen from building sites. The Idaho Statesman reports Tradewinds General Contracting has had more than $20,000 in losses at one ...

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‘Dig once’ policy could improve Idaho internet (access required)

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The most expensive part of installing fiber optic cabling to provide high-speed broadband internet to a community is the hole. Because entities such as roads, utilities and irrigation districts regularly dig up the ground anyway, some people are calling for ...

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Wyoming county pulls funds as bank alters fossil fuel stance (access required)

A county in Wyoming is withdrawing funds from a national bank to protest its policy change concerning the financing of some coal, oil and natural gas projects. San Francisco-based Bank of the West recently announced the change that has stoked ...

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KLNB’s Menick: Online retailers are boosting brick and mortar (access required)

Online retailers are finding growth opportunities in an unexpected place: the traditional brick-and-mortar retail store. After years of dire predictions about the future of actual stores, Marc A. Menick, president of the KLNB commercial real estate company in Washington, D.C., ...

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IBR celebrates 2018 Top Projects winners (access required)

Boise Centre proved to be the perfect setting for the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Top Projects event on Sept. 13. The downtown convention center’s recent expansion was awarded the Project of the Year honor by the distinguished panel of 12 ...

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