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Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

DENVER (AP) — The city of Denver is appealing a court ruling that found its urban camping ban to be unconstitutional. The city filed its notice of appeal Monday in Denver District Court following the Friday ruling by County Judge ...

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Utilities commission to allow Idaho Power to purchase energy

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved an agreement to allow Idaho Power to buy energy from Jackpot Solar, the commission said. The commission announced last week that it approved the purchase agreement with Jackpot Holdings LLC ...

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Idaho’s unemployment rate stays under 3%

Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 2.9% in November. The Idaho Department of Labor says it’s the fifth straight month at 2.9%. The agency also says Idaho’s unemployment rate has been at or under 3% for two years. About 860,000 ...

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Bank new to Idaho to move into Hoff Building

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add new information. Idaho is getting a new bank. Alpine State Bank is owned by the same parent company as Bank of Jackson Hole, based in Jackson, Wyoming, and Vast Bank, based ...

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Connecting the dots in the New Year

Well well well, what have we here? Ready or not, it’s another New Year! As we roll forward, fumble, or sprint – Reviewing the past; oh! how it went. Although, we all know, the past can’t be changed, Lessons and ...

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Banking year in review: Holding off a recession (access required)

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2019 was a success story for Idaho banks, which enjoyed the highest profitability rate ever and led the nation in “just about every category,” according to Trent Wright, president and CEO of the Idaho Bankers Association. Bankers at year-end 2018 were concerned that ...

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Entrepreneurship year in review: Follow the money (access required)

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If there was a theme for Idaho’s entrepreneurial community in 2019, it was follow the money.  And increasingly, the money was making its way here. In April, San Francisco-based privately-held financial advisory and investment firm ICONIQ Capital — rumored to ...

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Looking back: Idaho Business Review’s most-read stories of 2019

2019 was an eventful year for Idaho with a contentious Boise mayoral race, record-setting growth and appearances for the state on practically every positive top 10 list across the country. But, it appears, nothing could beat the long-awaited appearance of Two-Buck ...

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