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Health insurers seeking rate increases (access required)

Health insurance plans for 100,000 Idahoans, and as well as people who look for plans on the state’s health exchange, could rise by double digits next year as several insurers have submitted requests to a state agency to increase their ...

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Meridian incubator New Ventures Lab opens its doors (access required)

New Ventures Lab, a new downtown Meridian incubator and flexible workspace for nascent companies, has its first tenants in its new space, the former Meridian city hall. The new space, which is supported by the city of Meridian, city business ...

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Tech company AppDetex raises $2 million (access required)

AppDetex, a Boise technology company that protects businesses’ brands on mobile applications, has raised $2 million from investors to fuel growth. Some of that money will be used to add new employees, especially software developers, according to chief financial officer ...

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LeanLaw, technology services firm, raises $400,000 (access required)

LeanLaw, a technology services company for small law firms, has raised $400,00 from investors that include two Boise angel investment funds. The company helps law firms run more efficiently by offering software to help with billing and time tracking as ...

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Population growth slowed in Idaho’s major cities last year (access required)

Boise is Idaho’s largest city, but Meridian is its fastest-growing, according to new information from the Idaho Department of Labor. The Labor Department used information from the U.S. Census Bureau to show that Idaho’s largest cities continued growing at a ...

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Telehealth gets help to Idaho’s rural mental health patients

Psychiatrists are few and far between in Idaho’s rural communities, where finding access to mental health services often requires hours of driving to an open clinic. However, telemedicine is now helping psychiatrists treat far-away patients. “I would never have pictured ...

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Local sock company gets a kickstart (access required)

Tanner and Taylor Dame, Idaho brothers who are known for their wood sunglasses company, have reeled in $160,000 on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to distribute sock alternatives called Sole Socks. The brothers have sold more than 20,000 pairs of socks, ...

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Boise Hawks make stadium, staffing upgrades (access required)

Baseball fans who go to a Boise Hawks game this summer will likely see more staff on hand, a new purple tent on the third base line patio, and a blimp providing shade for fans on the first base line. ...

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For Idaho car buyers, pre-owned is the new new (access required)

While new car dealerships appear to have bounced back from the recession years in the nation at large, their Idaho counterparts are coming back a little more slowly. Economic Modeling Specialists International, or EMSI, studied jobs and job increases at ...

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A word with Stacey Carson of the Idaho Telehealth Council (access required)

Stacey Carson is chairwoman of the Idaho Telehealth Council, a group convened by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter last year to come up with standards for the growing business of remote medicine, or telehealth, in Idaho. In her day job, Carson ...

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