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Three more unnamed companies get state tax incentives (access required)

Companies considering growing or expanding in the Treasure Valley, Ketchum and Hayden all received approval from an Idaho state council on June 25 to receive Tax Reimbursement Incentive credits for future income, payroll and sales taxes. The names of the ...

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Co-op faces lawsuits, drop in sales after salmonella outbreak (access required)

At least five lawsuits have been filed against the Boise Co-op over a salmonella outbreak that has led to 290 confirmed or suspected cases of illness since June 1. The outbreak was traced to bacteria at the Co-op’s deli, according ...

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National science panel opens review of livestock disease

A national science panel is conducting a broad review of a livestock disease that’s afflicted large numbers of elk and bison in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The panel is convening at Montana State University in Bozeman ...

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Boise ed-tech company gains national reach (access required)

A Boise company’s education software is about to double its reach. Silverback Learning Solutions in Boise makes a learning achievement tracking software called Mileposts. The software will handle data for more than 300,000 students for this fall’s school year, up ...

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Stores prepare to upgrade credit card equipment (access required)

Merchants and businesses that take payments by swiping credit cards will need to add new equipment by October to avoid being held liable for any fraudulent charges they line up. Right now, those charges are covered by credit card issuers, ...

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US pending home sales climb to 9-year high

More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years. The National Association of Realtors said June 29 that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.9 ...

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Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report ...

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A word with John McCreedy of Amalgamated Sugar (access required)

John McCreedy is president and CEO of Amalgamated Sugar, a 120-year-old company that produces 10 percent of the nation’s sugar at plants in Nampa, Twin Falls, and Paul. The 120-year-old Amalgamated Sugar also produces brown sugar at a plant in ...

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Taco Bell Arena is getting a new video board (access required)

Boise State University’s Taco Bell Arena will have a new video board and digital displays installed before the start of college basketball season this fall. The projected $1.5 million project was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education June ...

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Warm Springs/Parkcenter roundabout opens but detours remain (access required)

Detours continue on Warm Springs Avenue heading to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or the Lucky Peak Reservoir, but Parkcenter Boulevard from Bown Way to Warm Springs has reopened to traffic. The new roundabout at Parkcenter and Warm Springs and the ...

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