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Summer camps accommodate children with medical conditions

For children with medical conditions, summer camp isn’t always a given. General camps may not have qualified staff or necessary supplies to meet their needs. But Idaho has several summer camps specifically tailored for children who are ill. The Muscular ...

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Boise pro golf tourney facing changes (access required)

Idaho’s highest-level professional golf tournament, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft, which tees off in September, has solid ticket sales for this year and could see significant adjustments in the years ahead. Since 1990, the Boise Open has been ...

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Outfitter licensing board keeps busy policing illegal guides (access required)

The black market for whitewater is alive and well in Idaho, where licensed outfitters are often forced to compete with fly-by-night operations that skate by without regulatory oversight. The illegal operations can be a small group where an experienced rafter ...

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SBA 504 refinance program ends in September (access required)

Time is running out for business owners to take advantage of a temporary Small Business Administration refinancing program. The 504 Loan Refinancing Program launched by the SBA in February 2011 will end Sept. 27. Idaho SBA lenders are hoping small ...

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SBA loan incentives appeal to banks, terms appeal to borrowers (access required)

When small business owners need money, loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration can be an appealing option. Long terms – up to 25 years for certain loans – and low interest rates entice borrowers, while government guarantees bring ...

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Idaho Women’s Business Center offers help with planning, microloans (access required)

Sheila Spangler and her co-workers at the Idaho Women’s Business Center understand the trials of starting a business. After all, the center has gone through its own growing pains since it opened Jan. 3. “We first learned the hard way,” ...

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New Ada County homes are in short supply (access required)

In business, there are good problems to have and there are bad problems to have. Kit Fitzgerald of Red Barn Real Estate has the former. “I’ve been sold out for months,” she says, referring to newly built homes in Meridian’s ...

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Award-winning green home reflects growing building trend (access required)

When Bobby and Stacey Jardine started building their house in the foothills of Boise, they wanted more than a house. They wanted a healthy, energy-efficient home in which to raise their three boys. After months of building on their own ...

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Some portions of health care reform could harm seniors (access required)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is intended to increase coverage and make medical care more available to those who couldn’t afford it in the past. But it might be having the opposite effect on homebound and terminally ill ...

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AARP advocating to keep the lights on for seniors (access required)

AARP Idaho is working to create a consumer advocacy group to respond to rate hike requests filed with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Forty percent of Idahoans 50 and older report they have difficulty affording their utility bills, said David ...

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