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A word with Gordon Jones of Boise State’s College of Innovation and Design

Gordon Jones is the dean of Boise State University’s new College of Innovation and Design, a college created to help graduates stay professionally agile in a changing economy. Jones founded the Harvard Innovation Lab, an entrepreneurship and innovation college at ...

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Letter shows Otter knew of broadband money woes

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter knew for months that the federal government had withheld funding for Idaho’s now-failed school broadband program, but lawmakers remained in the dark until much later. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Otter wrote ...

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Snake River hydropower projects stir controversy

Concerns are mounting over two proposed hydropower projects seven miles north of Idaho Falls. On its surface, the proposed County Line Road Hydroelectric Project, flanking the Snake River on the Bonneville-Jefferson County line, is relatively low-key. It would use existing ...

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Rent remains low as economy grows in Idaho

Housing rental prices in Idaho have remained lower than the national average as the country has slowly recovered from the economic downturn. That’s according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which says Idahoans are paying ...

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Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. When Turchin Jewelry’s owners decided to leave Miami’s Design District rather than absorb a rent ...

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Idaho Power submits 20-year plan to Idaho and Oregon (access required)

Idaho Power officials have put forward the company’s plan to keep air conditioners humming and computer screens from going dark in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon over the next two decades as energy demands rise. The company submitted its 144-page ...

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Albertsons’ IPO could signal growth plans (access required)

Albertsons Companies Inc., now the second-biggest supermarket company in the country after its acquisition of Safeway earlier this year, wants to have an initial public offering of stock, according to a filing July 8. The Boise-based company did not say ...

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Auctioneers say Sun Valley estate could go for $50M (access required)

An auction company said it’s expecting a Sun Valley estate owned by former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld to go for as much as $50 million at auction in August. The 71.3-acre Big Wood River Estate was originally offered for ...

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South-central Idaho named a ‘manufacturing region’ (access required)

Twelve communities across the United States, including the Twin Falls area, will receive special attention and access for federal funding to help attract manufacturing companies and create jobs. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the selection of the communities ...

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