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Columbia Bank to open innovative branch concept in Boise (access required)

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It’s a bank branch. It’s an arts venue. It’s a meeting place. It’s a NeighborHub, and Columbia Bank is bringing one to downtown Boise, at 190 N. 8th St. “Columbia Bank is excited to be bringing our award-winning NeighborHub to ...

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Walmart, Amazon accepting Idaho SNAP for online shopping (access required)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, helped feed 149,057 or 8.5% of Idaho’s population in March. That’s not a trivial number of grocery customers — so when the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced on ...

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Idaho-based technology startups receive national attention (access required)

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Idaho-based technology companies have received a number of national accolades. Tech Tribune recently published its annual list of the 10 Best Tech Startups in Idaho. While a number of the companies were familiar and had been included on the organization’s ...

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Accounting firms grapple with unprecedented impact of coronavirus (access required)

For the accounting industry, this has been a tax season like no other in memory. Typically, the weeks leading up to April 15 are an endless succession of long hours in the office, meeting with clients, gathering tax information, filling ...

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Ada County leads entire state in newly unemployed numbers

Downtown Ketchum.

Since the arrival the COVID-19 virus in Idaho, one place in the state has suffered more job losses than anywhere else: Ada County. The Idaho Department of Labor’s unemployment benefit statistics are currently the single best proxy for measuring lost ...

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Idaho Transportation Department wins advertising award (access required)

An image from the Idaho Transportation Department's candy cone safety campaign.

When you mention the Idaho Transportation Department, what usually comes to mind is Idaho’s thousands of miles of roads — but the department has also recently shined in the advertising arena. ITD earned an Idaho Advertising Federation Silver Rockie award in ...

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Daycare businesses get a helping hand from state of Idaho (access required)

Many businesses would consider closing their doors if profit margins were always an anemic 5% to 10%, yet according to the U.S. Census, those low returns are business as usual for most child care providers. Idaho has now extended a ...

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Official: Idaho revenue drop due to extended tax deadline

Idaho’s general fund revenue in April plummeted from initial forecasts, but officials said Thursday that’s because the deadline for paying state income taxes was moved from April 15 to June 15 due to the coronavirus. Officials with the state Division ...

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