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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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MetaGeek will lease space in renovated Owyhee Building (access required)

Boise-based tech company MetaGeek will lease space in Owyhee building. MetaGeek has leased the fifth floor with 10,259 square feet in the building at 11th and Main Streets in downtown Boise. The building, a former hotel that is being renovated ...

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D.L. Evans to build new branch in Ammon (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank will construct a new branch near Idaho Falls. The bank will be built at 2634 E. Sunnyside Road in Ammon in the Sandcreek Commons Center. It will provide full-service banking services when construction wraps up in November ...

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Idaho’s federal lands panel hires private attorney

Idaho’s federal lands interim committee has hired outside legal counsel even though the state’s own attorney general’s office has questioned the legality of Idaho taking control of federally managed public lands. The committee is relying on the Legislature’s Legal Defense ...

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VC investments skipping Idaho recently (access required)

Idaho had no venture capital deals in the first three months of 2014 or the last three months of 2013, according to a new report. Over the last several years, the state has lagged behind nearby, more populous states and ...

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Workers say cows mistreated at Northwest dairies

A prominent Northwest dairy cooperative, Darigold Inc., may have allowed some member farms to milk cows that had injuries and infections in their udders, among other ailments, according to allegations made May 30 by workers and the farmworker union. Darigold’s ...

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SBA lender Seacoast Commerce opens Boise office (access required)

Seacoast Commerce Bank, one of the country’s largest small business lenders, opened a new office in Boise on May 28. The San Diego-based bank specializes in Small Business Administration loans for companies looking to build, buy or refinance buildings for ...

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Interactive art center for kids nearing completion in Idaho Falls (access required)

A vacant theater in Idaho Falls is being renovated into an interactive art and technology gallery for kids. The Idaho Falls Arts Council is renovating the former Rio Theater at 271 Broadway Avenue into the new ARTitorium on Broadway. The ...

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