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Fantasy football app targets female sports fans (access required)

Alvin Mullins has a specific target for his upcoming fantasy football mobile app Fanazer: Women. Women make up just 20 percent of fantasy football players, but Mullins said they’ll be drawn to Fanazer because it’s quicker than other apps to ...

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IBR announces 2015 CEO of Influence names

Now in its fifth year, the Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program recognizes Idaho’s best business and nonprofit select few whose commitment, performance and excellence exemplify effective leadership. From 18 candidates representing large and small private companies, small businesses, ...

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4c Financial opens Eagle office (access required)

4c Financial Group has opened a 1,200-square-foot office in Eagle. The financial services company is led by Scott Cleveland, who formed the company last year after working for 24 years in Idaho for a New York-based insurance and securities company. ...

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Poll: Idahoans support local-option tax (access required)

A poll shows that 52 percent of Idaho residents support using local-option sales tax authority to pay for infrastructure projects, though the topic is likely dead this year at the Idaho Legislature. The poll also found that 79 percent of ...

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Labor Department spokesman Bob Fick to retire

Bob Fick, the Idaho Department of Labor’s communications manager and legislative liason, will retire on May 1. Fick was with the Labor Department since the beginning of 2005. In addition to handling media and legislative responsibilities, Fick also supervised the ...

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Northwest residents, with wood to burn, are among top polluters

Oregon, Idaho, and Washington residents are among the top polluters in the nation when it comes to fine particle emissions from burning wood to heat homes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists Oregon, Idaho and Washington as seventh, eighth and ...

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JFAC votes to stick with local broadband contracts (access required)

With many school districts saving big money by securing their own broadband contracts, legislative budget-writers want to stick with this plan. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee March 9 voted to give state superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s office $6.3 million to reimburse schools ...

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Tax cuts and changes unlikely (access required)

The leaders of the Idaho House and Senate say that cuts in income taxes and other efforts to spur economic development, including a large-scale increase in transportation funding, may not come to pass this year as the state focuses on ...

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Accountability changes could come for urban renewal (access required)

An Idaho lawmaker that led an ad hoc group of stakeholders on urban renewal issues said he’s drafted legislation would prevent libraries and other government buildings from being built using urban renewal funds. The proposal would eventually lead to more ...

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A word with Bert Glandon of College of Western Idaho (access required)

Bert Glandon is the president of the College of Western Idaho, the Nampa-based community college that started admitting students in 2009. Before CWI, the Treasure Valley was the largest metropolitan area in the country without a community college, so its ...

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