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Idaho ties for third nationwide in women-owned business clout (access required)

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In good news for Idaho’s women entrepreneurs, the state ties with Nevada as third in the nation for the economic clout of women-owned businesses. According to a recent survey by American Express, Idaho came in sixth in the nation for growth ...

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Forecast: Idaho housing price appreciation will lead the nation

A new forecast of real estate markets around the nation predicts three Idaho cities will continue to see some of the biggest increases in values over the next year, with appreciation rates north of 8%. The deciding factor in the ...

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Round Up 10.22.19 (access required)

Alpine Investment Group LLC purchased a 33,862 square foot retail building at 10356 W. Fairview  Ave.  in Boise. Matt Naumann and Tim Reid of Cushman & Wakefield Pacific represented the seller. Michael Page of Alpine Investment Group LLC represented the buyer. Media Partners ...

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With $20 million in funding, Lovevery isn’t playing around (access required)

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A Boise-based company that makes educational toys has received $20 million in Series B funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names. The announcement is bringing the company, Lovevery Inc., national attention. Investors include Maveron, GV, Reach Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Collaborative Fund. ...

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Lamb Weston eyes South America sales with new potato partnership (access required)

EAGLE – Idaho-based Lamb Weston Holdings is looking to expand sales of frozen potato products in South America through a joint venture with a company in Argentina. According to an Oct. 15 news release, Lamb Weston has joined forces with holding ...

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Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors’ Association on Friday sent letters to the U.S. Senate ...

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Judge blocks Trump from easing energy rules in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from easing rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven Western states, saying such activities left unchecked were likely to harm a struggling bird ...

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Idaho Schools Superintendent seeks school budget boost

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she’ll ask the Legislature for a $101 million increase to the public schools budget next year. The Lewiston Tribune reports Ybarra made the announcement during a presentation at the ...

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Plan calls for fuel breaks to battle wildfires in 3 states

One option in a plan to battle devastating wildfires in southwestern Idaho, southeastern Oregon and northern Nevada creates 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) of fuel breaks up to 400 feet (120 meters) wide along existing roads. The U.S. Bureau of Land ...

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