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Idaho judge voids school broadband contract

A judge in Boise has voided a $60 million statewide contract to provide broadband in public schools after finding the Idaho Department of Administration violated the state’s procurement law. The ruling by 4th District Judge Patrick Owen means the state ...

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Top law professionals to be feted at Leaders in Law event

On November 20, 5:30 to 8 p.m., the second annual Leaders in Law event will celebrate the professional successes of 22 people at a reception and awards ceremony at the top of Eighth and Main. Idaho Business Review Publisher Brian ...

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A word with Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance (access required)

Gavin Gee, the longtime director of the Idaho Department of Finance, would like to see more community banks applying for state charters with his office. Idaho hasn’t chartered a new bank since 2008, when what is now Northwest Bank started up ...

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Diversified Fluid Solutions receives tax break amid expansion (access required)

Diversified Fluid Solutions is the fifth company to receive a new state tax reimbursement, receiving a 20 percent credit for eight years. DFS manufactures fluid blending and distribution systems used in a variety of industries, including production of semiconductors and ...

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Banner Bank and Glacier Bank buying smaller banks (access required)

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Two banks with Idaho locations have announced mergers, one of which would increase Banner Bank’s presence in northern Idaho. Banner announced Nov. 5 that it will acquire AmericanWest Bank, based in Spokane, for $702 million. Meanwhile, Montana-based Glacier Bank, which ...

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Anheuser-Busch buys 10 Barrel Brewing (access required)

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch has bought 10 Barrel Brewing, which runs a brewpub in downtown Boise, for an undisclosed amount of money. In a video posted to 10 Barrel’s social media accounts on Nov. 5, the brewery founders said everything will ...

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