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Proposed FDA rules could jeopardize brewery/farm relationship (access required)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will revise proposed rules that could have thwarted beer breweries in Idaho and across the U.S. that give or sell their leftover spent grains to farmers for animal feed. Brewers say the rule would ...

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Downtown Macy’s building up for sale (access required)

Boise’s downtown Macy’s building is back on the market. Colliers International Investment Broker Clay Anderson said his office has been entertaining queries from different parties interested in buying the former department store at 10th and Idaho Streets. Some options for ...

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ZoomCare leaving Idaho (access required)

ZoomCare has closed its two Treasure Valley health care clinics to focus more on expanding its services in Portland. The company, based in Portland, had five employees total at its clinics in downtown Boise and at the Village at Meridian. ...

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PakSense working with partner on thinner, cheaper sensor (access required)

Cold chain management company PakSense is partnering with Norwegian firm Thin Film Electronics to make new temperature sensors that will be smaller and likely cheaper. The new sensors, a thin, credit-card sized label that can be applied to temperature-sensitive products ...

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Feds: Idaho welfare funds were spent correctly

An official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says an Idaho agency spent $2.5 million in leftover welfare funding correctly, contrary to the findings of a state audit. Idaho’s Legislative Services Office released an audit the week ...

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US Ecology buying Environmental Quality

The Boise-based U.S. Ecology is buying environmental services and waste management company The Environmental Quality Co. in a stock deal valued at $465 million that will help expand its environmental services offerings and broaden its geographic reach. U.S. Ecology, through ...

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A word with Lars Hansen: Location is still one area where buyers won’t compromise (access required)

Brighton Homes President Lars Hansen received his degree in architecture in 1998 from the University of Idaho and since 2007 has been leading development with Brighton Homes as it builds residential communities across the Treasure Valley. Brighton has been building homes ...

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Support staff at law firms see their jobs redefined (access required)

Gone are the days when legal secretaries spent hours taking dictation, typing letters and filing reams of paper. The support staff at most law firms, including paralegals and legal secretaries, are now multi-taskers who work for many attorneys, not just ...

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Business Briefs

Top Idaho startups to be featured at event Kickstand and the Boise State Center for Entrepreneurship are holding a two-day business development event April 18 and 19. The 2nd annual StartUp: Treasure Valley event will feature two business competitions, a ...

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Idaho’s power rates are low, but rising (access required)

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Idaho used to have the lowest electricity prices in the country, but a 16 percent increase in power costs in the past four years means that Idaho has lost that title. The state now has the fourth-lowest power costs for ...

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