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Speakers at taxpayers group say the focus next year is education (access required)

Speakers for a taxpayers’ group say education is the most pressing concern facing the state. Policymakers at the Dec. 9 Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference didn’t reach consensus on improving Idaho’s education system. But there were promises to consider an ...

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Boise parking meters now accept payment by cell phone (access required)

Drivers can now use cell phones to feed the parking meters in downtown Boise. The Parkmobile mobile payment system now used in downtown’s 1,300 meters is the same one that has served Boise State University parking meters since 2013. Customers ...

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Two Boise organizations merge

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, or BCVB, have merged. The deal was made official on Dec. 1 through a filing with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office and it will allow the ...

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A word with Arlene Schieven of Visit Sun Valley

Arlene Schieven is the president of Visit Sun Valley, the marketing organization created in 2010 to perform the promotional work previously done by the Sun Valley and Ketchum Chamber of Commerce. Schieven’s group is also called the Sun Valley Marketing ...

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Idaho appeals federal court ruling overturning state’s ag-gag law

The state of Idaho is appealing a federal court’s decision to overturn the state’s “ag-gag law.” The Spokesman Review reports that the law makes it a crime to surreptitiously videotape agriculture operations. Idaho lawmakers passed the law in 2014 after ...

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Idaho, South Dakota universities to expedite degree programs

Officials with Idaho State University say a new agreement with South Dakota State University will help students earn a bachelor’s degree in physics along with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering in just five years. The memorandum of understanding would ...

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New Media Investment buys Idaho Business Review (access required)

The Idaho Business Review and the business information division of its parent Dolan LLC have been purchased by New Media Investment Group, the New York-based holding company announced Dec. 11. New Media acquired all of Dolan’s 39 print and online ...

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Study: Heaviest freight in Canyon County moves through city centers

A new study by COMPASS has found that the heaviest agricultural freight in Canyon County is moving through Nampa and Caldwell city centers. More than 2.2 million tons of sugar beets, potatoes and dairy products are transported on Canyon County’s ...

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Ketchum company hires CFO in anticipation of launching new product (access required)

The Ketchum-based company Decked has added former Smith Optics CFO Ron Hayes to its team of about 10 and is planning for growth. Decked was founded in 2011 and began the distribution of its truck bed storage units in 2014. ...

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