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Cottage food law would ease rules for producers (access required)

Small-scale food producers are working on legislation that would make it legal for them to prep their food products at home instead of in commercial kitchens. The legislation puts a cap on the revenues these producers can make, at $30,000. ...

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An era of new retailers (access required)

The time is right for additional development Mike Christensen The overall vacancy for retail in the Treasure Valley is sub 6 percent today, which leaves us with very little quality property left on the market. There are certain submarkets with ...

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Legislature introduces $125 million career ladder

Idaho lawmakers in the House Education Committee introduced a salary bill March 4 that is designed to increase spending on teacher pay by $125.6 million over five years. After getting a sneak preview of draft legislation outlining the plan on ...

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Boise Centre development triggered 30 years of large-scale downtown construction (access required)

The Boise Centre – 25 years old this January – was the focal point for the modern Boise downtown that has emerged since redevelopment flattened a four-block area along Eighth Street in the 1960s and 1970s. The convention center, opened ...

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ABC wants changes to new public contractor law (access required)

One of Idaho’s largest contractors associations wants to alter a new method of designing and building government projects that was put into place last year. But those changes are opposed the by the state’s biggest contractors group and some local ...

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Counties could get power to raise car registration fees (access required)

The Idaho House Transportation and Defense Committee has approved legislation that would let Idaho counties raise their vehicle registration fees to pay for specific road and bridge projects. Voters would need to support the measure by a two-thirds majority, though ...

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CapEd CU continues strong growth (access required)

Capital Educators Credit Union continued to grow well above its peers in Idaho and in the nation in 2014. The credit union had $412 million in assets and close to 54,000 members at the end of 2014, a 13 percent ...

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Making a mark at revamped Main and Whitewater (access required)

The future for the Main Street and Whitewater Park Boulevard intersection starts with the new, two-story, two- shades- of-gray-and-a-bit-of-rust structure. It was built by oral surgeons Kevin Kempers and Eric Nelson for their newly merged Whitewater Oral Surgery Group practice. ...

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Brady buys Idaho Falls custodial equipment company Nevco (access required)

Brady Industries, a Nevada-based janitorial supply distribution company, has acquired Nevco in Idaho Falls, a 12-year-old custodial and supply equipment company. The Idaho Falls acquisition expands Brady Industries’ presence into western Montana and western Wyoming. Brady Industries has a distribution ...

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