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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting ...

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Idaho construction employment continues to outpace last year’s (access required)

Idaho since March has had the top year-to-year percentage gain in construction jobs in the country, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The Gem State’s 12.9 percent increase in construction jobs from June 2014 to June 2015 far ...

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Appeals court upholds ban on Idaho tribe’s poker contests

A federal appeals court has rejected a request by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to dismiss a state lawsuit aiming to prevent Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments at the tribe’s casino. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Center looks to improve Idaho’s science, math efforts

Business and governmental officials say Idaho must unify statewide efforts in order to fatten the pipeline of students choosing science, technology, engineering and math careers. Board members with Idaho’s STEM Action Center met for the first time Wednesday to begin ...

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Hawley Troxell merges with Idaho Falls law firm (access required)

The Boise law firm Hawley Troxell is merging with a four-attorney Idaho Falls firm Smith & Banks PLLC on August 1. The firm also expanded the week of July 20 with the addition of Boise attorneys David W. Knotts, Carsten A. ...

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Larry H. Miller builds on its Subaru, Honda dominance (access required)

Already the dominant purveyor of Subaru and Honda vehicles in Idaho, Larry H. Miller Dealerships right now is tripling the size of its Honda dealership in Boise and doubling the size of its Subaru dealership. Subaru is a sought-after brand ...

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US home sales surged in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market. The National Association of Realtors said July 22 that sales ...

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Gravity Payments CEO is sued by brother

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Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price is being sued by his brother and company co-founder Lucas Price for violating his rights as minority shareholder. Price, an Idaho native, made headlines this spring when he set a $70,000 minimum wage for all ...

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Panel begins broadband study after previous program failed

More questions than answers hang around Idaho lawmakers as they grapple over the now-defunct statewide school broadband Internet access program. A legislative interim committee met July 21 to begin determining whether the Idaho Legislature should attempt building a new statewide ...

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