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VC investments skipping Idaho recently (access required)

Idaho had no venture capital deals in the first three months of 2014 or the last three months of 2013, according to a new report. Over the last several years, the state has lagged behind nearby, more populous states and ...

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Workers say cows mistreated at Northwest dairies

A prominent Northwest dairy cooperative, Darigold Inc., may have allowed some member farms to milk cows that had injuries and infections in their udders, among other ailments, according to allegations made May 30 by workers and the farmworker union. Darigold’s ...

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SBA lender Seacoast Commerce opens Boise office (access required)

Seacoast Commerce Bank, one of the country’s largest small business lenders, opened a new office in Boise on May 28. The San Diego-based bank specializes in Small Business Administration loans for companies looking to build, buy or refinance buildings for ...

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Interactive art center for kids nearing completion in Idaho Falls (access required)

A vacant theater in Idaho Falls is being renovated into an interactive art and technology gallery for kids. The Idaho Falls Arts Council is renovating the former Rio Theater at 271 Broadway Avenue into the new ARTitorium on Broadway. The ...

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Brewers get crafty using spent grain from beer

When you crack open and drain a craft beer, you probably don’t leave much behind. The same can’t be said for the process of making those brews, which yields a pound or more of leftover grain per six-pack. But the ...

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IGEM gives out $862,000 in three grants to universities (access required)

Three Idaho university research projects have received $862,000 in state grants from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. The three projects all include some private sector partners, with the grants intended to eventually create jobs and spur economic development. The state’s ...

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Boise attracts data center development (access required)

DataSite’s new $2 million data center project is the first of several new large, power-hungry co-location data centers opening in Boise that could lead more local and national companies to store their servers and data in Idaho. Two other companies ...

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Idaho gay marriage plaintiffs seek court costs

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Four couples who successfully sued Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter over the state’s gay marriage ban are now asking to be reimbursed for nearly half a million dollars of attorney fees and other court costs. The group filed a motion ...

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Seismologists: Idaho earthquake swarm tapering off

A sequence of central Idaho earthquakes that rattled Challis residents for more than a month appears to be subsiding. “All indications are that the swarm has run its course and is dying down to normal activity levels,” said Mike Stickney, ...

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A big night for Idaho’s CEOs of Influence

It was an event that recognized six influential leaders. About 300 people attended the Idaho Business Review’s CEO of Influence event May 22.  For the fourth year, leaders were recognized for their integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, ...

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