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GBAD chair agrees to mediation with Boise visitors bureau (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District’s board chairman says he’d sit down with leaders of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau under the guidance of a professional mediator, though he doesn’t really see the point. After a meeting called by Boise ...

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Judge orders fine for Seattle mortgage broker

An Idaho judge has ordered a Seattle-based mortgage broker to pay more than $1 million in penalties and restitution for fraud and violations in state laws. A judge in Ada County ruled that Access Mortgage engaged in numerous violations, including ...

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Former employee charged in forgery case

A Texas woman has been charged with stealing about $125,000 from an Ada County business during a period that lasted more than a year. Aimee Scarisbrick, 41, is facing 24 counts of felony forgery and one count of grand theft. ...

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New BVEP director won’t only target big employers (access required)

The Boise Valley Economic Partnership doesn’t focus solely on bringing big companies to southwest Idaho in its efforts to add well-paying jobs and to boost investment, small and midsized employers also are important, the group’s chairman said. “We frequently zero ...

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BP cases will be heard in New Orleans federal court (access required)

A New Orleans federal judge will manage the 300 lawsuits filed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judicial panel has ordered. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which met in Boise on July ...

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Idaho Falls, Bonneville County to team up on fueling facility

Bonneville County and the City of Idaho Falls are working together to eliminate duplication and save taxpayer money.   The city and county have fleet vehicle shops located adjacent to each other on Hemmert Drive with separate contracts for local ...

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State grant gives Boise visitors bureau new life (access required)

They may be collecting unemployment as soon as September, but staff at the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a separate pot of money to continue marketing the region. The bureau secured a $328,000 grant from the Idaho Travel ...

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