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Report: Accounting firms aren’t using their data (access required)

Every company generates data, and that data can be used to help businesses gain a competitive advantage. But while some firms have established a system to collect and analyze data, others don’t know how to begin making this asset work ...

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Design West Architects expands to Spokane (access required)

Meridian-based Design West Architects opened its fifth office in March in Spokane. The architecture firm, based in Meridian since its launch in 1983, opened offices in Pullman in 1993, Kennewick, Washington, in 2009 and Ontario in 2016. The Spokane office ...

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Idaho agencies near deal on recreation on state land

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is considering paying the Idaho Department of Lands to retain public recreation access to nearly 3,600 square miles of state land. The Idaho Land Board is required to maximize revenue from use of the ...

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US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said ...

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Man sentenced for five bank robberies in four states

A Topeka man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for robbing five banks in four states. The U.S. Attorney’s office said 21-year-old Dakota Shareef Walker was sentenced August 22 after pleading guilty to bank robberies in Kansas, ...

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Boise passes stationless bike regulations

Boise City Council has unanimously passed limits on stationless bike and electric scooter shares. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the final version of the ordinance, passed August 22, will allow several companies to operate in the city, but will cap the ...

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Prices of key building materials dip slightly (access required)

Though prices of construction materials such as steel, lumber and concrete have been trending upward, that changed recently. But those price drops could be only temporary, industry experts say. An analysis of prices carried out by the Associated Builders and ...

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IBR selects Kim Burgess as its next editor

Kim Burgess has been named editor of the Idaho Business Review, succeeding Anne Wallace Allen, who is moving on to a new position in Vermont. Burgess joined the IBR in May as special sections editor, managing a dozen awards publications ...

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