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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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Lawmakers might tackle gas tax next year

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Lawmakers could be asked to tackle a gas tax and workforce training in next year’s legislative session. Those were two issues that came up at the Southwest Idaho Legislative Summit Sept. 23, one of several meetings the Idaho Chamber Alliance ...

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Most small businesses barely saving money, study shows (access required)

As Federal Reserve officials gather to issue their monthly assessment of the world’s largest economy, a new study lays bare the extent to which many small firms are pressed for cash. “Most small businesses are operating on very small margins,” ...

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Lawsuit may affect commercial lending in Idaho

Idaho credit unions are increasing their commercial lending rates faster than Idaho banks are. The outcome of a lawsuit against the National Credit Union Administration could ensure that trend continues. NCUA is the federal regulator for credit unions. In February, ...

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Bull trout lawsuit targets Payette National Forest roads

An environmental group has filed a lawsuit contending two federal agencies are violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze how roads and motorized trails could be harming threatened bull trout in the Payette National Forest in west-central Idaho. ...

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Southern Idaho development group again seeks executive director

Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, or SIEDO, is once again looking for a new executive director after its newest director Jeff Hough, hired in March, announced he’s resigning for personal reasons. The economic development director leads the economic development activities ...

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