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Idaho farmland rises 6.3 percent in value (access required)

The value of Idaho farmland increased 6.3 percent in the past year to an average price of $2,360 per acre, according to nationwide statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Idaho numbers fall below the national averages. Across ...

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Farmers markets still growing in Boise, across the country (access required)

If you think there are more farmers markets than just a few years ago, you’re right. The country has seen a 76 percent increase in farmers markets since 2008, with 8,268 of them listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...

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A word with Robert Grover, CEO of PCS Edventures! (access required)

Robert Grover has been with PCS Edventures! for 25 years, since shortly after the company started as Pat’s Computer School in the Nampa garage of teacher Patrick McShane. Grover, who had just graduated from Boise State University with degrees in ...

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Rules hurt home loans, community bankers say (access required)

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Bankers say they might lend outside the qualified mortgage guidelines if current lobbying efforts to change the law don’t pan out. The federal guidelines, enacted Jan. 1 and taking effect in two years, were written as part of the Dodd-Frank ...

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New home office calculation is less taxing (access required)

Independent contractors and small home-based business owners now have a simpler alternative for calculating their home office tax deductions. The new formula – which multiplies the office’s square footage by $5 – is intended for those with home offices of ...

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New 24-hour gym chain to expand into Idaho (access required)

24-hour gym chain Workout Anytime is expanding into the Northwest, including Idaho, this year. Workout Anytime, based in Atlanta, typically uses about 6,000 square feet for its fitness clubs and offers just cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The company has ...

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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams July 30, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading ...

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Intermountain MLS will send real estate data directly to Zillow (access required)

Real estate listings along the Interstate 84 corridor between Payette and Twin Falls will soon start appearing on Zillow, the largest U.S. real estate web portal. Zillow is ready to nearly double in size as it acquires Trulia, the No. ...

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Nampa startup develops a fishing net with a scale (access required)

A Nampa startup is hoping to raise $25,000 to produce a new fishing net called the Lochsa that weighs fish directly in the net. The Lochsa was developed by Chase Innovations, which has offices at the Boise State University TECenter ...

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Appeals court says St. Luke’s can keep Saltzer (access required)

A federal appeals court says one of Idaho’s largest health care providers can continue to operate Nampa-based Saltzer Medical Group while it challenges a prior ruling that it broke antitrust laws in its buyout of Saltzer. The Idaho Statesman reports ...

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