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Health insurance companies release higher rates in Idaho

Idaho officials have released the final rate increases for health insurance plans in Idaho for 2016. Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service has the most rate hikes, averaging out to be 23 percent higher than in 2015. Company officials say ...

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US new-home sales rebound in July

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast. The Commerce Department said new-home sales rose 5.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000, recovering from a slide in ...

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Macys.com set to move its Web team to downtown Boise (access required)

Macys.com will move a team of website workers in mid-September onto the 12th floor of the U.S. Bank Plaza tower in downtown Boise. The website arm of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s opened a facility called a test automation center in Eagle ...

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A word with Victor Myers of Corridor Paddle Surf Shop

Victor Myers is the owner of Corridor Paddle Surf Shop, a Garden City workshop, rental service and store that will soon be home to a bar built in a former shipping container. Myers had been visiting Boise for years in ...

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Garden City landscaping companies merge, plan new HQ (access required)

Two Garden City landscaping companies have merged and will build a new 6,000-square-foot headquarters near the Fairgrounds on Alworth Street. The Cutting Edge Lawn Co. and Total Maintenance Solutions were fierce competitors for almost a decade before they joined forces ...

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Idaho senator calls for action on nuclear waste

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch on Aug. 18 called on state leaders to take action on two proposed shipments of nuclear waste. The spent fuel would be used for research at the Idaho National Laboratory, but the state’s attorney general has ...

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Live-work-create zoning hews to tradition in Garden City (access required)

This month, Idaho Business Review is publishing a series of stories by writer Teya Vitu about Garden City. The first story, an introduction to the city of Garden City and a story about its growth over the last several years,  ...

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Restaurants add apps targeting user data

Three restaurant chains with a presence in Boise plan to launch apps that will help them gather consumer data. The mobile apps will allow customers to order and pay ahead, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. Jamba Juice said the mobile ...

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Northern Idaho wildfires destroy 42 homes, kill horses

Strong winds continued to fuel wildfires ravaging across Idaho on Aug. 17, where multiple blazes have resulted in the destruction of 42 homes and at least 79 buildings up north near the town of Kamiah. Currently, 15 large wildfires are ...

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