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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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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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