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Bright Bank plans to open second branch in December (access required)

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Just months after opening its first branch in Idaho, in downtown Boise, Bright Bank is opening its second: in Meridian in Fairview Village near Eagle and Fairview — in, like its downtown branch, a former Mountain West Bank location. The ...

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Tim Hill retires from Idaho State Department of Education

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Tim Hill, who has headed public school finance for the State Department of Education under four superintendents of public instruction, retired Sept. 18, 23 years and 10 days after he first joined the department. Hill was hired Sept. 8, 1997, ...

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Robust surplus could mean tax cuts, restoring budget trims (access required)

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September revenue figures came in $33 million ahead of what was originally forecast for the month. It marks the third straight month of the current fiscal year, which started in July, where the economy and the state’s revenue beat the ...

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A word with Wayne Hammon, CEO of Idaho Associated General Contractors (access required)

Wayne Hammon, CEO of the Idaho Associated General Contractors, issued an economic overview of construction firms in Idaho and their ongoing need of employees at the beginning of October, based on an analysis by AGC of America’s Chief Economist Ken Simonson. ...

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Tips to help you stay safe online, from the Department of Finance

As a result of the pandemic and its aftermath many Idahoans are relying on their phones, laptops and other devices more than ever for work, school, and to stay connected. This increase in online activity corresponds with greater consumer exposure ...

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U of I receives $1 million to fund clean water research (access required)

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Greg Moller and Dan Strawn have been working to improve water cleanliness for almost 20 years together. Today, they both teach at the University of Idaho and are part of a University of Idaho research project recently receiving $1 million ...

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Odette Bolano appointed to board of IDACORP, Idaho Power

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IDACORP, Inc. has announced the appointment of Odette Bolano to serve on the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power. Bolano is president and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System, where she provides executive leadership and strategic and operational ...

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Treasure Valley has variety of options to boost cycling infrastructure (access required)

In the Treasure Valley, a growing population is putting more cars on the road and more pollution in the air. Transportation is the number one source of air pollution in Idaho, said Eric Willadsen, conservation program manager with the Sierra ...

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Airports gain new flights, infrastructure (access required)

For a state to have robust air service, it demands two things. First, it requires the infrastructure to provide places for the airplanes to take off and land. Second, it requires airlines to provide service both within the state — ...

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