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Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed ...

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Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network

Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the week of Sept. 18 that he had signed a letter for Idaho ...

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Boise-based Neurilink purchases Seattle company (access required)

Neurilink, a Boise company that provides video conferencing, interactive displays, digital signage and audio visual support to companies, has purchased Blue Sky Integrated Technologies of Seattle, Neurilink announced. The two companies will operate under the Neurilink brand, according to a ...

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The Car Park acquires North Carolina company

The Car Park, a Boise company that manages parking at dozens of Boise locations, at the Friedman Airport in Blaine County, and in other states, has purchased the North Carolina parking company McLaurin Parking. McLaurin is a 70-year-old family-owned company, ...

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Despite cost, law firms remain loyal to their online legal research services (access required)

As law firms look for ways to offer legal services to clients more efficiently and with more predictable fee structures, the use of online legal research platforms remains essential – and it’s not cheap. “It is a significant cost consideration ...

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US home sales hit by Harvey and low supply

U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties. The National Association of Realtors said Sept. 20 that sales of existing homes sank in August to ...

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Idaho governor weighs in on immigration detention contract

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county’s new jail to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In an Aug. 28 letter, ...

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Student loans dictate career moves (access required)

Under the weight of student loan debt, people are making career decisions that limit their mobility in the Idaho workforce. Idaho ranked 11th overall, and 3rd in the proportion of students with debt, in the WalletHub 2017 student on student ...

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Museum of Idaho receives $110,000 for expansion, programs (access required)

The Museum of Idaho has received a $110,000 grant from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Inc. that will enable the facility to complete an expansion that will nearly double its size. The gift completed the museum’s capital campaign goal for ...

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