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Boise Angel Alliance is seeking investors for new fund (access required)

A new angel fund that will provide early-stage capital to Idaho companies is looking for investors. The Boise Angel Alliance is selling $50,000 memberships to up to 40 Idaho investors for the Gem State Angel fund. The alliance’s largest fund ...

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Extended IRA exemption should ease tax season preparation (access required)

Financial planners who work with individual retirement accounts will have an easier time preparing clients for the 2017 tax season thanks to the extension of a charitable donation exemption. IRA accounts require individuals over the age of 70 to take ...

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Magic Valley finds the national spotlight for its ag sector (access required)

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Matt Erskine, deputy assistant secretary for economic development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, visited the Twin Falls region Sept. 21 to get insight into Idaho’s breadbasket. He said the federal government wants to help the region prosper, especially in ...

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Idaho lawmakers consider options on health care coverage

Anti-Medicaid expansion advocates are warning Idaho lawmakers that expanding the federal health care program designed to cover the poor will end up costing the state millions and do little to drive down medical fees. Instead, those advocates on Sept. 28 ...

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Idaho to stop enforcing booze restriction law

Businesses licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists ...

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Downtown Boise’s Pollo Rey will become a mezcal-focused taco place (access required)

Red Feather Lounge/Bittercreek Alehouse owner Dave Krick bought the adjoining Pollo Rey on downtown Boise’s Eighth Street last December and now is getting ready to put his own stamp on the property. Krick will stick to the concept of a ...

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Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging

The U.S. Forest Service will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups, officials say. The agency earlier this month gave notice that it plans to ...

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New software pairs talent with companies (access required)

The owner of Quest Groups is building a software company called Talentpair to streamline the headhunting process for companies. Joe Kosakowski has worked as a recruiter for the tech industry for 19 years. He originally worked with venture capital firms ...

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Wandervans is hitting the road (access required)

Boise-based Wandervans has found an investor and will expand to four new markets within the next year. Wandervans rents vans for camping. Chris Cook, a computer engineer and avid traveler,  launched Wandervans in May with three modified Ford Transits that are fitted with ...

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