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Charges: Russian stole data from Idaho restaurant, zoo

A Russian man recently arrested on bank fraud and other charges hacked into computers at restaurants in Idaho and Western Washington, hundreds of other retail businesses, and even the Phoenix Zoo, U.S. authorities allege. Roman Valerevich Seleznev appeared in court ...

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Montana officials attempt conservation strategy for wild bison

Montana officials are reviving an attempt to forge a conservation strategy for wild bison, after the effort stalled amid a backlash from ranchers worried about new herds competing with cattle. A broad plan for managing wild bison in Montana has ...

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As bank failures decrease, FDIC premiums don’t (access required)

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After hundreds of banks nationwide failed over the past five years, bank insurance costs skyrocketed. But as the number of failing banks has dwindled, the cost of bank insurance has remained in the stratosphere – and many larger banks are ...

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Kount backs Fraud Tycoon game to raise awareness (access required)

Online fraud detection and prevention company Kount is partnering with a new Boise game development company on newly launched mobile game Fraud Tycoon, which lets players solve puzzles to commit fraud and other crimes. The game is an effort to educate ...

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Growler Stations now in convenience stores, Albertsons (access required)

Eleven Treasure Valley gas stations and one Boise Albertsons grocery store have installed Growler Station Express systems that let customers fill up a reusable container with beer from a keg, similar to what some breweries and bars in the area ...

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Avista closes deal to buy Juneau utility

A Washington-based energy company has concluded its acquisition of an electric company in Juneau, Alaska. Even though Avista Corp., which is headquartered in Spokane, now owns Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, things are expected to be “business as usual” ...

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Rathbone and Warwick form independent investment firm

Leaders of the former Rathbone Warwick & Daly Investment Consultants have formed a new independent  money management firm, Rathbone Warwick Investment Management. The new firm has nine team members from the former firm, which was part of Wells Fargo Advisors, ...

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Idaho asks Supreme Court to consider Medicaid case

The U.S. Supreme Court should consider an Idaho appeal of a lawsuit challenging increased Medicaid reimbursement rates, according to a petition filed July 2. The state’s appeal requests the justices decide on a 2009 case where five providers alleged that ...

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Eighth Street traffic in Boise to change direction (access required)

Traffic will change directions on a stretch of Eighth Street in Boise. The Capital City Development Corporation approved the plan to convert the direction of traffic on Eighth Street between Bannock and Main Streets, which will go into effect Sept. ...

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