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A word with Michael Hollenbeck of Proskriptive (access required)

Michael Hollenbeck is the co-founder of the 10-month-old health care data technology company Proskriptive. The Boise company uses health care information from a range of sources to create tailored health strategy recommendations for populations and individuals. Hollenbeck has spent most ...

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Clif Bar & Company starts construction on Twin Falls factory (access required)

Clif Bar & Company started construction March 12 on its 275,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Twin Falls. The $90 million factory, on 90 acres near Champlin Road and Eldridge Avenue, will be the first that Clif Bar owns and operates, and ...

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Idaho budget panel shifts broadband funding authority

State budget writers have stripped next year’s funding for Idaho’s defunct broadband program from the Department of Administration. The department has been criticized for its negotiation of a $60 million contract ruled illegal by a district court earlier this year. ...

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Sales tax exception for eyeglasses headed to governor’s desk

A bill that would exempt prescription eyeglasses and contacts from state’s sales tax has cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the governor’s desk. The Idaho Senate approved the legislation March 12 on an 18-17 vote. Despite ...

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Bill requiring parental OK for teen tanning passes Senate

A bill requiring parental permission for teens to use tanning beds has cleared both houses in the Idaho Statehouse. That means the legislation is headed to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter for his signature. The Senate passed the plan 23-12 on ...

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Twin Falls TV stations sold (access required)

Gray Television will buy two Twin Falls TV stations, KMVT and KSVT, from Neuhoff Corp. for $17.5 million in cash. KMVT, the Twin Falls area’s CBS affiliate, is the highest rated television station in the Twin Falls area. It serves ...

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Inspection exemption would mean big savings for small manufacturers (access required)

Idaho manufacturers are trying to get rid of a certification process for industrial equipment, saying it doesn’t increase safety and costs thousands of dollars. A measure backed by several companies and the Southwestern Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance was approved by the ...

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George’s Cycles moving, expanding downtown (access required)

George’s Cycles and Fitness will move two blocks west on Front Street in downtown Boise next year to a former car parts warehouse. The owner of the bicycle and fitness company bought the building in November. It is at the ...

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Johnson Thermal Systems opens new facility in Caldwell (access required)

Rapid growth led Johnson Thermal Systems to build a new 46,000-square-foot facility in Caldwell. The company, which opened its new plant late last month,makes custom process chillers, chilling the temperature on everything from lasers to dairies and computer servers. Johnson ...

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