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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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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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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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Local option taxes? BizExpo participants respond with an (access required)

The Idaho Business League held its annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo last week, which included seminars, a job fair and a trade show with booths for local businesses. We asked businesspeople at BizExpo whether they support local option taxes. ...

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Valley TV stations vie for shrinking audience (access required)

Boise-area television stations that broadcast local news battle for share of a market that hasn’t exactly grown in the past decade. Population gains in the Treasure Valley haven’t been matched by increases in the local TV news audience. Doug Armstrong, ...

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UI engineering dean: ‘We change the world’ (access required)

Aicha Elshabini is the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this month. In July 2006 she arrived from the University of Arkansas, where she was head of the Department ...

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