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Young Nampa entrepreneur creates robot butler (access required)

The owner of a Nampa-based startup was so inspired by the robots in the cartoon series “The Jetsons” and in the 2004 movie “I, Robot” that he moved his business to create what he calls a robot butler. Gabe Bentz ...

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Boise’s refugee resettlement program seen as a success

The success of Boise’s refugee resettlement program has attracted international attention. German professionals, public officials and volunteers visited Boise this month to learn about how the city welcomes and integrates refugees. Germany is among the many European countries that has ...

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Northwest Lineman College extends its reach to Florida

Northwest Lineman College in Meridian is adding a campus in Edgewater, Fla., this year to provide training for students on the East Coast. The for-profit technical college offers pre-apprentice, apprentice and lineman training to 5,000 students at year at its ...

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Stancraft Boat Company finds success in its third generation (access required)

Hayden-based Stancraft Boat Company has a new headquarters and is planning to double its production of wooden boats. The company has extended its reach from northern Idaho, selling boats to customers in Texas, New Hampshire and Thailand so far this ...

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USDA declines to pay for cows, crops poisoned by pesticide (access required)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd. Instead, USDA told the families to file a lawsuit — a costly ...

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A word with David Duro of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (access required)

David Duro is CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, a busy nonprofit that delivers athletic and community programs at 90 locations around the Treasure Valley. The YMCA is a big player in the Treasure Valley, employing about 1,300 people ...

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Feds seek comments on plan to fight potato pest in Idaho

Federal officials are taking public comments on possible methods to deal with a microscopic pest that has infested potato fields in southeastern Idaho. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept comments through May 28 on the supplemental environmental assessment that ...

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Fabri-Kal receives grant to hire 53 employees for Burley facility (access required)

Fabri-Kal has received a $159,000 Workforce Development Training Fund grant from the Idaho Department of labor in order to train 53 employees for the facility it built in Burley in 2015. The Burley location is a 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facility ...

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Verified First moves to Meridian (access required)

The background screening company Verified First moved its office from Caldwell to a 12,000-square-foot space in Meridian in January in search of more space for its growing workforce. The company sells software that aggregates individual background information and filters it ...

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Idaho Land Board selects Thornton Oliver Keller to sell 12 commercial properties

The Land Board has selected real estate brokerage company Thornton Oliver Keller to sell 12 commercial properties worth an estimated $25 million. The properties became a political liability for some of the board members when their campaign opponents alleged that ...

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