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More fliers at Boise Airport (access required)

The Boise Airport served almost 1.4 million departing passengers in 2014, a 5 percent increase from 2013. Passenger traffic at the airport is the highest it’s been since 2011. But it’s still 20 percent below pre-recession levels. Airport marketing manager ...

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2015 Money Makers: IBR names 25

For a second time, the Idaho Business Review is recognizing outstanding financial professionals across the state whose fiscal work has set the pace for their companies and our region. Honorees were chosen for their leadership skills, awards and achievements, community ...

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Japanese firm buys Quest Aircraft (access required)

Airplane maker Quest Aircraft Co. in Sandpoint has been acquired by a subsidiary of large privately held Japanese company Tsuneishi Group. Quest’s leadership team plans to stay in place after the buyout, which closed on Feb. 17 for an undisclosed ...

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Downtown Boise was built around the lonely Grove Plaza (access required)

Downtown Boise has seen a number of innovative, even daring, touches, such as a privately owned arena attached to the Grove Hotel and two public garages incorporated into the Grove and Hampton Inn hotels. Perhaps none was more daring or ...

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Nonprofit news website Idaho EdNews nearly triples in size (access required)

Idaho EdNews, a statewide, online education news service funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, is nearly tripling its staff this year and will expand its reach to cover more of the state. Idaho EdNews received about $800,000 this ...

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Athlos Academies wants to move into downtown Macy’s building (access required)

An Idaho charter school company says it’s planning to move into the ground floor of the vacant Macy’s building in downtown Boise. An unnamed buyer would acquire the building, and Athlos Academies would be a tenant, said David Jeppson, president ...

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A route to road money (access required)

The head of the Idaho House’s transportation panel has unveiled one way for the state to add $200 million in road funding. But he said his version, which raises gas taxes and registration fees and takes money from the state’s ...

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‘Small’ banks could gain mortgage flexibility (access required)

A new proposed rule on mortgage lenders would expand the definition of small creditors, providing more flexibility for lenders. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules on Jan. 29 that would increase the size of a small creditor from ...

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Wolfe sells majority stake in Alpha Lending (access required)

Alpha Lending, a private lending company based in Garden City that was involved in loans on a failed attempt to build a tower at the long-standing hole in downtown Boise, has a new owner. Timbre Wolfe, President and CEO of ...

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