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Stability, education are key to economic growth, says governor (access required)

The most important thing lawmakers did in the 2015 legislative session was to increase funding for education, said Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch Otter. “The next generation of your products, your services and your ability to manage your businesses is sitting ...

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US new-home sales in May climb to best levels since 2008

Purchases of new U.S. homes surged in the Northeast and West and, especially, in Ada County, in May, as steady job growth over the past year has lifted the real estate sector. The Commerce Department said June 23 that new-home ...

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Broadway 111 shopping center will see new life (access required)

A Sandy, Utah-based soup-salad-and-sandwich chain will anchor the next chapter of the nearly vacant Broadway 111 shopping center. With the last tenant, Blimpie, shutting down June 28, the center owner, commercial brokerage Hawkins & Cannariato, will spend the coming months ...

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COMPASS grant will help Kuna spruce up its downtown (access required)

Kuna is planning a downtown revitalization program. Planning for the improvements will be largely funded with a $16,000 grant from the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho. The grant will pay about three-quarters of the cost for strategic planning to ...

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New tech spinoff combines bees and technology (access required)

Two former Micron Technology business directors are working with a local bee and wine expert on a new company, Kairosys, that will use high-tech sensors to help farmers manage bees and otherwise help farmers do their jobs better. “I’m calling ...

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Idaho credit unions continue nation-leading growth (access required)

Credit unions in Idaho continue to outpace their peers in other states. Idaho credit unions have the highest growth in loan volume and second-highest growth in assets and members for the first three months of 2015. Idaho credit unions also ...

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Paramedics remodel North End station (access required)

The Ada County Paramedics have given a full makeover to their Station 17 at 1666 Ridenbaugh St. in the North End. The $750,000 remodel transformed a mid-century brick building into a modern “home” for paramedics, while retaining the basic historic ...

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Point-and-click medicine: Most mistakes happen when files go electronic (access required)

A woman is rushed to the emergency room with abdominal pain and, while being examined, her heart races out of control and she suffers a fatal stroke. Unbeknownst to the ER doctor, the woman had previously been diagnosed with tachycardia. ...

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CWI plans to add 32.5 acres in Nampa, seeks design for Boise campus

The College of Western Idaho expects to add 32.5 acres of land to its northern boundary as purchase of the land is expected to close in the next two weeks, the college reported. This $815,000 expansion will expand the campus ...

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