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Proposed Idaho powerline could help US cybersecurity efforts

Federal officials are taking public comments on a plan to build a 16.5-mile (27-kilometer) powerline at an eastern Idaho nuclear site as part of a cybersecurity effort to bolster protections for the nation’s electric grid. The U.S. Department of Energy ...

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McCall gears up to provide broadband internet (access required)

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McCall hopes to become a destination for tech workers, and it is looking to broadband internet to attract them. In response to an economic development summit last fall that found the McCall region had insufficient broadband internet, a regional organization ...

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Retail churn continues as stores open, close

While some national retailers like Dressbarn are pulling the plug on their brick-and-mortar locations in Idaho, off-price retailer Gordmans held a “grand opening” for its two stores in the Boise metro May 23, offering free gifts to visitors and checks ...

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Lyft, Uber drivers find financial success with strategic investment

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on the gig economy.  Monday through Wednesday, Jason Pease’s day starts at 3 a.m. Pease hits the road in the dark in his 2015 Toyota Prius, listening for the ...

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Lawn care startup looks to make some green in Boise (access required)

An on-demand lawn maintenance business has brought its app to Boise. Inspired by the likes of the Uber ride-sharing app, Lawn Love hopes the same approach will work for those who need their grass mowed, bare lawns sodded, trees trimmed ...

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Round Up 5.24.19 (access required)

Thrive Counseling of Idaho leased 3,954 square feet of office space at 270 W Georgia Ave. in Nampa.  Greg Gaddis of Tenant Realty Advisors represented the tenant.  Tom Koltes of TNT Group represented the landlord. Boise Office Moving and Storage ...

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Coeur d’Alene bank expanding to Post Falls

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Coeur d’Alene Bancorp, a three-branch bank in North Idaho, is opening a fourth branch in Post Falls this summer, funded through a $5 million private placement. The state-chartered bank was founded in 2001 and has assets of $130 million. “95% ...

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