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Another Idaho candidate volunteers financial assets


Lt. Gov. Brad Little Nov. 20 released details about his financial assets, becoming the latest high-profile Idaho gubernatorial candidate to voluntarily share income information in a state that doesn’t require such transparency. “(When) Brad is elected Governor he will voluntarily ...

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Say goodbye to free Saturday parking meters (access required)


Parking meters will need to be fed on Saturdays for the first time in downtown Boise starting Feb. 1, pending city council approval, the city of Boise announced. Parking meter rates also will increase, as will parking tickets, and parking ...

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Conference covers the ‘new normal’ of climate change in Idaho


The discussion on climate change has pivoted, moving from how to prevent it to how to live with it, to looking at the costs – and even the benefits – of the new normal. That was the theme of “Safeguarding ...

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A word with Scott Jorgensen of Banyan Ventures (access required)

Scott Jorgensen of Banyan Investments makes his way down a sidewalk in downtown Boise Nov. 13. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Scott Jorgensen is an operating partner at Banyan Ventures, a Salt Lake City private equity firm that is seeking to invest in some early-stage Idaho companies and open an office in Boise. Jorgensen’s educational background is in accounting, and his ...

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The only safe email is text-only email (access required)

A man using a computer at an outdoor table.

It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of ...

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Fifth annual event honors Idaho law leaders

The class of 2017 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law (not pictured: Maureen Ryan Braley). Photo by Pete Grady.

About 250 people attended Idaho Business Review’s fifth Leaders in Law event Nov. 16 to honor 21 law professionals. Nominated by their colleagues, reviewed by their peers (past honorees), and, ultimately, chosen by their own community, they represent “the best ...

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Idaho manufactured home dealer faces legal, money troubles

A manufactured homes and RVs dealer under investigation by the state for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws has filed for bankruptcy. The Post Register reports that Hathaway Homes Group LLC, based in St. Anthony, and its owners also ...

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Idaho company will seek to hire 700

Kuna will be planning downtown revitalization. Photo courtesy of Chris Engels.

A southwestern Idaho company plans to use a $1 million Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund grant to hire about 700 new full-time workers. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Nov. 17 that CS Beef Packers in Kuna would hire the workers for ...

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Transmission line between Oregon and Idaho wins approval

Reducing vegetation around our transmission lines lowers the risk of fire and prevents the spread of noxious weeds.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has signed off on a right-of-way that will allow Idaho Power to build a 293-mile transmission line from Oregon to Idaho. The Interior Department announced the approval Nov. 17, saying it will create nearly ...

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Idaho farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap

Farm workers sort potatoes during harvest. File photo.

Farmers in southern Idaho are increasingly turning to the guest worker program to fill the gap left by the shrinking labor force in the state. Figures from the Idaho Department of Labor show that applications from agricultural businesses seeking workers ...

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