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Idaho Falls survey seeks info from business on travel (access required)

The city of Idaho Falls and the Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho are asking business travelers to tell them about their transportation needs. The city and REDI have created a survey with questions about business travel frequency, flight ...

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Lawsuits filed under landmark ADA law surge (access required)

The U.S. population is growing substantially older, and the signposts of that graying are easy to spot—literally so in the case of some towns that have begun installing oversized street signs to accommodate the rising number of older drivers. Elsewhere, ...

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A word about air quality with Bryan Hurlbutt of Advocates for the West

Bryan Hurlbutt is a lawyer with Advocates for the West, a legal group in Boise that works to restore and protect public lands, waterways and wildlife throughout the U.S. West. Air quality is a top priority for Advocates for the ...

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Jerome Novolex location expanded (access required)

The Novolex paper and plastic plant in Jerome has received a state tax incentive  and will expand, creating 45 new jobs, the state Department of Commerce said. The Jerome plant now employs 125 people. Managers will begin hiring for the 45 ...

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Haggen grocery store chain files for bankruptcy protection (access required)

The small grocery store chain Haggen has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Bellingham Herald reported that Chief Executive John Clougher said the reorganization would allow the Bellingham, Wash.-based Haggen to continue to operate while enabling the grocer to re-align its ...

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Idaho high court upholds law banning horse racing terminals

Idaho’s highest court says the state must enforce legislation banning lucrative instant horse racing terminals after ruling that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of the bill was invalid. The decision is a blow to Idaho’s horse racing industry, where officials ...

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Raymond James to open private client group office in Boise

The wealth management and investment firm Raymond James and Associates is opening a 3,500-square-foot office for its private client group on the top floor of the Owyhee Building in downtown Boise. When renovations are completed on the space in late ...

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Workforce development (access required)

Introduction Every two months, Idaho Business Review, Holland & Hart, Mountain West Bank and CenturyLink bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. On August 11, experts discussed building a more qualified workforce in Idaho. Many employers ...

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