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Pioneer Title acquires Idaho Falls title company (access required)

Pioneer Title Co. has acquired Mountain West Title and Escrow Inc. in Idaho Falls, expanding the company’s title and escrow services to Bonneville County. Financial terms of the deal finalized on June 30 were not disclosed and Pioneer will keep ...

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Buffer zone laws on shaky ground after Supreme Court ruling (access required)

The constitutionality of several state and local laws creating protester-free buffer zones around entrances and patients at abortion clinics is in question after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26 striking down one of the most expansive buffer zone ...

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Idaho Business Review parent company appoints new CEO

The Idaho Business Review‘s parent company, The Dolan Company, has appointed southern California executive Mark McEachen as CEO. McEachen, 56, has experience as a senior executive in media, information and entertainment companies. He will work out of Dolan’s Minneapolis headquarters. ...

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Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act alongside ...

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E. Idaho sheep station could close later this year

A U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in eastern Idaho that is being sued by environmental groups could close later this year. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack recently informed Congress of the decision to shut down the facility north of Dubois ...

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Business Briefs: Idaho was a leader in new construction jobs in May

Idaho ranks fifth in the nation for creating new construction jobs Idaho was a leader in creating new construction jobs last month. According to data from the Associated General Contractors of America, Idaho had 35,700 construction jobs compared to 34,700 ...

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D.L. Evans buying Idaho Banking Co. for $10 million (access required)

D.L. Evans Bank will acquire Idaho Banking Co. in bankruptcy proceedings, with a sale price close to quadruple an original offer made by Banner Bank. The $10 million acquisition makes D.L. Evans Bank the seventh-largest bank in the Treasure Valley ...

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Hundreds gather to pay homage to IBR’s Accomplished Under 40

For the 15th year, Idaho Business Review’s event honoring 40 Accomplished Under 40 drew a crowd of professionals, community movers and shakers. They were lauded by past honorees, colleagues, and family members and friends. About 450 were in attendance Thursday, ...

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Idaho Falls chosen for $1.5 million crisis center

State officials have selected Idaho Falls as the site of a new $1.5 million behavioral-health crisis center, a decision some lawmakers said appeared to be influenced by politics. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter made the announcement June 26 at the ...

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