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Pending US home sales increase in March

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors said April 29 that its seasonally adjusted pending ...

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Schools in timber country receive funding reprieve

Schools in Idaho timber country will continue to receive a share of money from the federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Idaho schools received $7.2 million from the program in 2013-14. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a two-year ...

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$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of western sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling ...

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FootGolf kicks off in the Treasure Valley (access required)

Players at Ridgecrest Golf Course can give their clubs a break and play a round of golf with their feet. The Nampa golf course is the first to allow FootGolf, in which players kick soccer balls across a modified golf ...

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BoDo’s beginnings (access required)

BoDo, the downtown area at the crossroads of Eighth and Broad streets, was developed in two chapters. In the first chapter, Treasure Valley developers Larry Leasure and Winston Moore created the Eighth Street Marketplace in 1976 amid vacated railroad tracks ...

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State supporting unmanned systems (access required)

New research on unmanned aerial systems will start in May at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Department of Commerce, CAES and its member universities, and the Idaho National Laboratory have formed a new program ...

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Yellowstone, Teton parks get $200k for electric vehicles and chargers

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than $200,000 to add a plug-in hybrid electric car to their vehicle fleets and to install six public electric vehicle charging stations. As ...

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Coyote Design expands to larger quarters on Curtis Road

Coyote Design and Rehab Systems, a Boise company that makes parts for prosthetics, is expanding and moving into larger space on Curtis Road. Coyote researches and designs components at its 6,000-square-foot plant on Cole Road. It ships the parts around ...

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Local to global (access required)

Entering export markets Andy Savin For us, it was kind of a stumble into international markets. It was before my time. One of our anchor customers was Taco Time, and they decided to expand into international markets, specifically Japan, 25 ...

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With purchase, Timbersled is geared to grow (access required)

Power sports company Polaris has purchased Timbersled, a Sandpoint company that sells kits that turn dirt bikes into snow bikes. Before the deal was final April 22, Timbersled was building a new manufacturing plant and office  in Sandpoint. The acquisition ...

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