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UI gets started on old courthouse renovation for College of Law (access required)

The Old Ada County Courthouse will see new life as the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center. Photo courtesy of Lee Dillion.

Work is expected to start this month on transforming the Old Ada County Courthouse into the new Boise home for the University of Idaho College of Law. National Native American Construction based in Coeur d’Alene won the $3.16 million contract ...

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Access Idaho’s payment app wins award (access required)

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OnTheGo, a new app that lets Idaho government employees collect payments on their cell phones, has been named one of “30 innovations that mattered” in 2014 by GovLoop, a website that caters to U.S. government employees. The payment app, developed ...

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Bad barley crop probably won’t affect 2015 beer prices

Anheiser Busch has both a malting plant and a grain elevator, shown here, in the Idaho Falls area to support its international beer making operation. Photo by Michelle Heaps

Problems with the 2014 malt barley crop in the western United States have resulted in the worst year for malting production in the nation, but beer drinkers likely won’t have to shell out an extra couple dollars for their favorite ...

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Salt & Light buys stronger Twin Falls AM station (access required)

Catholic radio broadcaster Salt & Light Radio has added another Twin Falls AM frequency, buying 1270 AM from Locally Owned Radio in Twin Falls in an all-cash transaction. Salt & Light, based in Boise, will simulcast programming on its existing ...

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A word with Matt Rissell, founder of TSheets (access required)

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Matt Rissell is a longtime entrepreneur and the CEO of TSheets, an employee time-tracking system that he developed with a friend a decade ago and has turned into a company that employs 45 people in Eagle and creates the top-rated ...

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Boise’s iconic Linen Building is sold (access required)

Built in 1910, the Linen Building was completely renovated by developer and owner David Hale. Photo by Jennifer Gonzalez.

The Linen Building events center in Boise has been sold by David Hale to undisclosed private investors. The new owners are now looking for retail, restaurant and office tenants. Hale said he sold the building in September but continued to ...

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Retail center with Popeye’s slated for Broadway (access required)

ALC Architecture designed the shopping center headed for 1602 S. Broadway. Image from the Boise Planning & Development Services website.

Seven homes were cleared away in November on Broadway between Howe and Warren streets to make way for a new commercial center just north of Boise Avenue. The center at 1602-1626 South Broadway will include a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen flanked ...

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A robust year in commercial real estate (access required)

Workers assemble a crane at the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise. The building was completed in 2014. Photo by Pete Grady.

Boise’s top commercial real estate houses all reported increased transactions for 2014, with Thornton Oliver Keller completing a record 550 transactions and Colliers International tallying a property management portfolio exceeding 6.5 million square feet. Cushman & Wakefield|Commerce started the year ...

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Capital City Angel Fund adds three more local investments (access required)

HealthFundr CEO Jared Iverson (right) and chief financial office Josh McIver (left) say their investing platform could lead more people to invest in early stage health care companies. “It can create a huge influx of capital into something we’re passionate about, which is health innovation,” Iverson said. Photo by Patrick Sweeney.

In its first year, Boise’s $1.1 million Capital City Angel Fund has invested $350,000 in seven different companies, five of them with Treasure Valley connections. The angel investing fund recently announced three more investments, in divorce mediation technology company WeVorce, ...

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