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Shari Herrera is the new director of the Women’s Business Center

Entrepreneur and educator Shari Herrera is the new director of the Women’s Business Center in Boise. The center, which provides assistance such as business counseling, business plan training, and workshops, serves women and men, with emphasis on helping socially and ...

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Skip the website? Some small businesses still do

It’s cheap. It’s easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don’t have a website. “It’s just ridiculous,” says Jim Blasingame, a small business author ...

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Carson City, Boise lead nation in warming trend

Nevada’s capital city is getting hotter. An Associated Press analysis of federal temperature records shows Carson City has warmed the most than any other city in the nation in the last 30 years. The average temperature in Carson City has ...

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Crews battle central Idaho fire in tourist area

Ground and air crews on June 4 were battling a 60-acre wildfire burning in a popular tourist area about 10 miles south of Stanley in central Idaho. The goal was putting out the Gold Fire before it spreads, U.S. Forest ...

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New high court rulings could create problems for ‘patent trolls’ (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a pair of decisions that could make it more difficult to bring patent infringement claims in some circumstances, further hampering suits brought by so-called “patent trolls.” But while the justices’ rulings in Limelight ...

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Redline gets $1 million from Utah VC firm for financing equipment (access required)

Redline Recreational Toys in Meridian has received $1 million from Epic Ventures to buy additional equipment and refinance existing equipment as part of the company’s plans to grow. Redline co-founder and president Dustin Wenigar said the company might add additional ...

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Northwest SBA leaders seek to reach rural and minority-owned businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is looking for ways to help rural businesses and minority-owned companies gain access to SBA services. Regional Administrator Calvin Goings, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, said small businesses and lenders are ...

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Study: Hatcheries can disrupt steelhead navigation

A new study suggests that steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field can be distorted by iron pipes. Scientists at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center ...

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Banks look for a break on mailing out paper notices (access required)

Remember that lengthy notice you got from your bank describing its policies on protecting and sharing your data? No? Well, you almost certainly got one. But you’re not alone in not having read it. The law requires banks to mail ...

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