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Incentives approved for new airline routes (access required)

The Boise Airport has crafted a package of incentives to persuade airlines to add new routes or increase flights to existing destinations. The Boise City Council approved the incentives during a meeting Nov. 9. Bryant Francis, the airport’s deputy director ...

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Boise City Council approves $15,000 for anti-panhandling campaign

UPDATED: Boise will spend $25,000 on a campaign to discourage panhandling and steer handouts to local non-profits instead. The city tested its proposed Have a Heart Give Smart Boise campaign this summer. The campaign used leaflets and posters to advise shoppers ...

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GBAD sets $1M budget for marketing Boise Centre (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District board will put up $1 million to market and sell the Boise Centre next year. The board set its budget, including spending on sales and marketing, during a meeting Nov. 8. The money for a ...

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Idaho reaches settlement with US Fidelis

The former owners of a company that claimed to be the nation’s top marketer of auto-service contracts are now permanently banned from doing similar business in Idaho. The state attorney general’s office says Darain and Cory Atkinson, ex-owners of US ...

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UPDATE – Opponents ask for formal ITD hearings on U.S. 12 (access required)

Residents along U.S. 12 are asking the Idaho Transportation Department to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equipment over the roadway. Earlier this week, the Idaho Supreme Court overturned ...

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Auto body painters face new $1,500 air quality permit

When the Department of Environmental Quality came to town in April to tell body shop owners about a new air quality permit for auto painters, David Tuttle, owner of Coachman Auto Body in Coeur d’Alene, was the first to apply ...

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Boise anti-poverty group given $125,000 grant (access required)

A Boise non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start and run successful businesses has won a $125,000 grant to help strengthen green businesses. Microenterprise Training & Assistance, or META, will receive $125,000 in January from Northwest Area Foundation, a St. Paul, Minn., ...

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Swiss bankers want to liquidate Tamarack Resort

The Swiss bank that leads a lender group owed $300 million by Tamarack Resort says liquidating the central Idaho vacation getaway is the best way to recoup a fraction of their investment. Credit Suisse Group asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Terry ...

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