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Idaho Power’s share of alternative energy has tripled, is still growing (access required)

The share of alternative energy in Idaho Power’s portfolio tripled from 2010 to 2013, rising from 7 percent to 23 percent excluding hydroelectric power, and the amount of solar energy poised to come online in the next few years could ...

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A word with Boise State President Bob Kustra

In the last eight years or so, the national discussion about higher education has focused on science, technology, engineering, and math – the so-called STEM areas where employers say they are having the most trouble filling jobs. Meanwhile, employers also ...

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Idaho solar development is heating up

In two years, there could be 13 large-scale solar plants spread across southern Idaho, generating enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. State regulators are reviewing the contracts for all 13 projects, which could pay out $1.4 billion in ...

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A word with Gavin Gee, director of the Idaho Department of Finance (access required)

Gavin Gee, the longtime director of the Idaho Department of Finance, would like to see more community banks applying for state charters with his office. Idaho hasn’t chartered a new bank since 2008, when what is now Northwest Bank started up ...

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Realtor numbers are climbing, but people are also leaving the field (access required)

Despite intense competition, plenty of people are still applying for real estate licenses in Idaho these days. But an unusually high number are also leaving the field, said the executive director of the Idaho Real Estate Commission. “We’ve had an ...

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National backing for Cushman & Wakefield|Commerce

The signage, letterhead and business cards read Cushman & Wakefield|Commerce, just as they have for nearly three years. Then and now, LeAnn Hume and Tim Reid have led the show at the Boise commercial real estate office. They have a ...

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