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A word with Kelly Parker of Create Common Good (access required)

Kelly Parker is director of community engagement and sales at Create Common Good, a nonprofit started in 2008 by entrepreneur Tara Russell that has grown into a job-training operation with an annual budget of $1.2 million. The Boise-based CCG includes ...

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New agreement for architects is aimed at international work (access required)

A new agreement reached between the architectural regulatory authorities of the United States, Canada and Mexico is aimed at making it easier for architects to work across North American borders. The agreement was made between the National Council of Architectural ...

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The year in review: Some top construction stories from 2014 (access required)

January GBAD to expand into new Gardner buildings The Greater Boise Auditorium District announced Jan. 30 it will expand its existing Boise Centre convention and meeting space. Developer Gardner Company plans to build a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and 7,000-square-foot commercial kitchen ...

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Finance Department sues unregistered Utah investment promoter (access required)

The Idaho Department of Finance is seeking nearly $1 million from a former Utah investment promotor that the department alleges sold investment contracts without a license. The department filed a civil securities lawsuit Dec. 17 against Zachary Latimer and two ...

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US new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November (access required)

Sales of new U.S. homes fell in November, evidence that recent job gains have yet to boost the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Dec. 23 that new home sales slid 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual ...

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Kochava adds Chinese office, new mobile features (access required)

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Sandpoint technology company Kochava has added several new features for customers that use mobile apps and is looking to expand both in Idaho and at a newly opened Chinese office. The company, which in November reached an agreement with state ...

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Downtown sidewalks will stay the same width in Nampa (access required)

Nampa decided to stick with its existing 11-foot-wide sidewalks in its historic downtown district after weighing public input in November about installing 21-foot sidewalks and parallel parking. Business owners and other downtown stakeholders at a Nov. 12 open house resoundingly ...

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Northern Idaho hospital angles for medical tourists

Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls has started marketing to Canadian visitors who are fed up with long waits for procedures in their home country and have cash to spend in the United States. The hospital has added a small ...

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