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Finance Department sues unregistered Utah investment promoter (access required)

The Idaho Department of Finance is seeking nearly $1 million from a former Utah investment promotor that the department alleges sold investment contracts without a license. The department filed a civil securities lawsuit Dec. 17 against Zachary Latimer and two ...

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US new home sales fall 1.6 percent in November (access required)

Sales of new U.S. homes fell in November, evidence that recent job gains have yet to boost the housing sector. The Commerce Department said Dec. 23 that new home sales slid 1.6 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual ...

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Kochava adds Chinese office, new mobile features (access required)

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Sandpoint technology company Kochava has added several new features for customers that use mobile apps and is looking to expand both in Idaho and at a newly opened Chinese office. The company, which in November reached an agreement with state ...

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Downtown sidewalks will stay the same width in Nampa (access required)

Nampa decided to stick with its existing 11-foot-wide sidewalks in its historic downtown district after weighing public input in November about installing 21-foot sidewalks and parallel parking. Business owners and other downtown stakeholders at a Nov. 12 open house resoundingly ...

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Northern Idaho hospital angles for medical tourists

Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls has started marketing to Canadian visitors who are fed up with long waits for procedures in their home country and have cash to spend in the United States. The hospital has added a small ...

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Boise State finance office asks for cutbacks (access required)

Department heads at Boise State University have been asked to reduce their spending in order to save $7.5 million this fiscal year. Stacy Pearson, the university’s vice president of finance, asked academic divisions last week to reduce their budgets by ...

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Canyon County Co-op will be on Nampa’s First Street South (access required)

Once the anticipated Canyon County Co-op signs up enough members, it will open up shop at 1415 First Street South in Nampa, an organizer said. The current occupant, Snake River CrossFit, will move out by the start of the year ...

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Idaho is a national leader in cash home sales (access required)

Idaho is prime hunting ground for investors, second-home shoppers, and first-time home buyers who happen to have a bulging bank account. The Gem State ranks fifth in the nation in cash sales of homes with 43.3 percent of the state’s ...

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