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Idaho governor calls for return of instant racing terminals

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he wants to see lucrative betting machines known as instant horse racing terminals reinstated in Idaho, with tighter regulations. The Idaho Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that the betting machines are illegal because Otter’s ...

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Geothermal power plant proposed on public land near Salmon

The U.S. Forest Service is beginning an environmental study of an application to lease public land for a proposed geothermal power plant near the River of No Return Wilderness and where the Salmon River and Panther Creek meet. The Idaho ...

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Wood River Valley sees 17 percent increase in visitors (access required)

The Wood River Valley has seen a 17 percent increase in visitors after a new local option tax doubled the Sun Valley Marketing Alliance’s marketing budget. The alliance’s marketing budget was raised for the last fiscal year to $2 million. ...

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Idaho restaurant owner testifies against proposed overtime threshold

The owner of the Idaho restaurant Bardenay testified before a subcommittee of the U.S. House’s Small Business Committee about concerns with a proposed change to overtime rules. Kevin Settles, a board member of the of the National Restaurant Association, said ...

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Sandpoint-based drone company visits Shark Tank (access required)

A Sandpoint-based company that raised about $143,000 during a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for its innovative drone is trying a new financing stunt– appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank. xCraft’s founder JD Claridge and his business partner Charles Manning, CEO of the ...

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A slew of sustainability standards (access required)

This fall, Idaho Business Review is publishing Square Feet, a quarterly magazine dedicated to commercial and residential design, construction and real estate. This story about sustainability standards appeared in the print edition of Square Feet, which came out with the ...

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