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Feds tap Idaho National Lab in push for advanced reactors

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Idaho National Laboratory to play a key role in a new initiative intended to lead to the building of new or advanced nuclear reactor designs that can be brought to the commercial ...

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Idaho grocery chain Ridley’s to purchase struggling Colorado market

The Idaho grocery chain Ridley’s is purchasing the struggling Bella’s Market in Wellington, Colo. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported that Ridley’s Family Market announced Nov. 5 that it will be purchasing the Wellington store and making it the 27th Ridley’s ...

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Lewiston floats local option sales tax proposal

Board members from the Lewiston Independent School District are looking to gain support for a proposal to allow districts to use a local option sales tax to pay for schools facilities construction, Idaho EdNews reported. The proposal is one of ...

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US housing recovery divided on age, race and place

It’s the most profitable time to sell a house since the Great Recession started in late 2007. But first-time buyers are increasingly scarce. More Americans are qualifying for mortgages, yet minorities still get disproportionately rejected. Three new industry analyses released ...

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Feds: Forest communities should adapt to wildfires

Forest-dwelling communities in the West have to do a better job at making their homes resistant to wildfires so that wildland firefighters can better defend those homes and surrounding forests. Federal, state and local officials meeting in Boise Nov. 5 ...

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Idaho Department of Insurance works to expand its regulatory power (access required)

Dean Cameron spent his first four months as the director of the Idaho Department of Insurance trying to raise public awareness of the department and prepare for the next legislative session. Cameron, 54, was appointed director of the department on June 15. He ...

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SBA sees a 57 percent loan increase (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boise District, which includes southern and eastern Idaho, saw a 57 percent increase in the number of approved SBA 7(a) loans for the fiscal year of 2015. The loan is the most common type of ...

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Idaho Bankers Association preps for upcoming legislative session (access required)

Judicial foreclosures, wage garnishment and trust code are all on the mind of Idaho’s banking advocate Trent Wright as he looks to Idaho’s next legislative session. Wright, president and CEO of Idaho Bankers Association, said the association has worked on ...

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