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A fascinating interview (access required)

U of I engineering dean Aicha Elshabini The University of Idaho is working hard to spread the word about the 100th anniversary of the school's college of engineering. (And quietly trying to move forward from last year's scandals and financial ...

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Parma diesel facility plan pulled (access required)

An Idaho Falls businessman recently withdrew plans to build a large diesel storage and distribution facility near Parma. Kirk Hansen, vice-president of Conrad & Bischoff Inc., in a Jan. 25 letter to the Canyon County Board of Commissioners wrote that ...

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A public/private business success story (access required)

Private enterprise can solve most of the world’s problems, but it sometimes takes government to step in and introduce the problem to the solution. Take a recent Boise Weekly cover story, for example. The author writes about endocrine disruptor compounds ...

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Vacancies down in small rental properties (access required)

Area vacancies dropped during the year 2006 for small rental properties with fewer than 16 units.   “In 2006, investment purchases of real estate slowed compared to the pace that was in 2005,” said JJ Winters, owner of Apex Property ...

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Ideas Innovations Idaho (access required)

If you have a free moment today, stop by the Capitol for Ideas Innovations Idaho Day at the State Legislature. The event showcases Idaho’s science and technology industry to Idaho’s lawmakers. Several local tech leaders will make presentations, including Keynetics’ ...

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Bill aims to close non-store tax loophole (access required)

Closing a loophole that allows some online and catalog retailers to avoid collecting Idaho sales tax is the intent of a proposal in the Idaho Legislature. If a retailer has a storefront in Idaho, the business must collect state sales ...

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Legislators skip Innovation Day (access required)

I spent the better part of my day looking for stories while walking around the Ideas Innovations Idaho Day at the State Legislature. The event is supposed to showcase Idaho’s science and technology businesses to state lawmakers, but very few ...

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They forgot something … (access required)

It’s a bad sign when the Office of Science and Technology invites tech companies from around the state to come down to the Capitol and show off their work to legislators- and few elected officials show any interest. But when ...

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Ada job growth in Q2 cracked U.S. top 10 (access required)

  Ada County employment growth ranked ninth nationwide in the second quarter of 2006, Idaho Commerce & Labor reported Jan. 30. The county’s 5.8 percent increase from a year earlier, to nearly 211,000 in June, compared to 2 percent job ...

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Commission seeks to clarify non-resident partnership tax (access required)

The Idaho State Tax Commission wants to clarify state law on how non-residents participating in partnerships are taxed on stock and bond income. The Idaho House of Representatives on  Jan. 23 passed House Bill 15. If it becomes law, the ...

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