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Public Transit in Idaho: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

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Introduction A coming need for public transportation Idaho is one of just two states without a dedicated funding stream for public transportation. That leaves politicians in the Treasure Valley in a tough spot as they look for ways to make ...

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Idaho Press-Tribune parent to buy Kuna Melba News

Pioneer News Group, the Seattle company that owns the Idaho Press-Tribune, plans to purchase the Kuna Melba News. Pioneer is buying the weekly paper from Bellevue, Wash.-based RIM Publications. Pioneer News Group is a family-owned company with 23 daily and weekly ...

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Melaleuca brings in $1.33 billion in revenue in 2015 (access required)

Melaleuca had its best year to date in 2015 as it set new personal records in customer growth and revenue. CEO Frank VanderSloot said the company is on track to beat those records in 2016. The privately held company reported ...

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Virtual lending is a key new market for accountants and lawyers (access required)

As online lending continues to grow, attracting entrepreneurs and large financial institutions, it is turning into a growing source of work for accountants, lawyers and those providing financial advice to investors. Any growing sector can attract service providers, but online ...

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Young Nampa entrepreneur creates robot butler (access required)

The owner of a Nampa-based startup was so inspired by the robots in the cartoon series “The Jetsons” and in the 2004 movie “I, Robot” that he moved his business to create what he calls a robot butler. Gabe Bentz ...

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Boise’s refugee resettlement program seen as a success

The success of Boise’s refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention. German professionals, public officials and volunteers visited Boise this month to learn about how the city welcomes and integrates refugees. Germany is among the many European countries that has ...

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Northwest Lineman College extends its reach to Florida

Northwest Lineman College in Meridian is adding a campus in Edgewater, Fla., this year to provide training for students on the East Coast. The for-profit technical college offers pre-apprentice, apprentice and lineman training to 5,000 students at year at its ...

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Stancraft Boat Company finds success in its third generation (access required)

Hayden-based Stancraft Boat Company has a new headquarters and is planning to double its production of wooden boats. The company has extended its reach from northern Idaho, selling boats to customers in Texas, New Hampshire and Thailand so far this ...

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USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide (access required)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd. Instead, USDA told the families to file a lawsuit — a costly ...

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A word with David Duro of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (access required)

David Duro is CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, a busy nonprofit that delivers athletic and community programs at 90 locations around the Treasure Valley. The YMCA is a big player in the Treasure Valley, employing about 1,300 people ...

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