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How one Boise man chases his tech-startup dream at Trailhead:


The startup game offers an intoxicating mix of validation (when we think we're smart enough to make it big), autonomy (shove it, boss) and lucrative earning potential. Bodybuilding.com, which neared ...


Fearing loss of workforce, Farm Bureau, dairymen promote study of immigrants' impact :


The Idaho Dairymen's Association estimates those workers make up more than 85 percent of the state's 8,300 dairy employees. The Trump administration's immigration rhetoric and proposals potentially ...


Idaho Software Company, LeanLaw, Closes Round with Gem State Angel Fund:


LeanLaw http://www.leanlaw.co/ , an Idaho based legal software (SaaS) company, is pleased to announce the closing of an extended Series Seed Investment, led by Gem State Angel Fund http://www.gemstateangels.com/ ...


Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum:


Lawmakers in Idaho have approved new K-12 science standards that do not reference the established science of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. The Feb. ...


Loss of Middle Eastern students leaves Idaho State University $12 million short Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/education/article128549094.html#storylink=cpy:


A decline in enrollment by Middle Eastern students in the past few years has left Idaho State University with a $12 million shortfall, President Arthur Vailas told legislative budget writers ...


Idaho Department of Commerce plans to increase spending on tourism:


Idaho is collecting more money than expected from its 2 percent travel and convention tax, and the Idaho Department of Commerce is asking the Legislature for authority to spend it. The Department of ...


'Hey guys, we are right here, hire us. Buy Idaho.':


Legislators and the public were invited to sample made-in-Idaho products and learn about Idaho services at the 24th annual 2017 Buy Idaho show Wednesday at the Capitol. More than 100 Idaho-owned businesses ...


No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school:


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created. But an Associated ...


Idaho governor wants task force to study higher education:


Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is once again asking the state Board of Education to shepherd a statewide discussion on education, but this time he wants the focus on colleges and universities. Otter ...


Moving company: Idaho was highest percentage of inbound migration state:


One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations. Idaho is fourth. United Van Lines has tracked customer state-to-state migration ...


How Agriculture in Ada County (Idaho's Most Populous County Including Boise) is Being Edged Off the Map:


And what some advocates are doing to save farming in Boise As the city of Boise and surrounding communities in Ada County, Idaho continue to grow and sprawl outward, agricultural land in the county ...


Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states:


New figures released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Idaho's population grew by 7.4 percent from 2010 to 2015. The population of both Idaho and Washington grew about 1.8 percent from July ...


Curious about maker spaces? Check out UP MakerSpace, the newest one in Garden City:


The new maker space will have offerings for those with fine art interests from pottery to photography and framing as well as those whose interests tend toward the technical, such as 3D printing, robotics ...


Beyond worker rights violations, complaint against Idaho Department of Labor alleges possibly criminal acts:


The stand-out allegation in the latest state whistleblower lawsuit, filed Wednesday against the Idaho Department of Labor, is that agency personnel might have misused official subpoena power to ...


Idaho projected to see $139M surplus:


Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast released Thursday holds true. The state's legislative budget office released the ...


Idaho Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Increase Registered Apprenticeships:


Idaho is one of 37 recipients that will use a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships throughout the state in health care, information technology, ...


How Idaho's lawyer workforce is changing, in charts and by numbers:


Idaho's demographics are changing, and so are the demographics of its lawyers. More attorneys licensed by the Idaho State Bar are going inactive or heading into retirement. The bar's annual report ...


A professional site selector's advice on how Idaho can lure more well-paying jobs:


Of course, John Boyd can't say why he was in Boise on Nov. 2. Flying under the radar is standard for Boyd, principal owner of Boyd Co., an international site selector firm in Princeton, N.J. Boyd's ...


Idaho's noncompete law bucks a national trend:


Idaho businesses will have an easier time enforcing non-compete agreements that restrict key employees and independent contractors from engaging in post-employment competition, thanks to a bill passed ...


Idaho's Treasure Valley employers are embracing refugee workers more than ever. Here's why.:


In 2011, The Modern Hotel in Downtown Boise hired Dah Bu, a Burmese refugee, to work in the kitchen, washing dishes. The hire was neither symbolic nor political, said Remi Courcenet, food and beverage ...


In Twin Falls, Idaho, co-dependency of whites and immigrants faces a test:


Twin Falls is now a testing ground for whether the bitter cultural divisions intensified by this year's presidential campaign can recede in favor of the co-dependency that marks many communities with ...


Idaho finds new way to figure the price tag of new laws:


Idaho's top legislative leaders have approved a new system for estimating the cost of proposed legislation on the state's general fund. In Idaho, bill sponsors are solely responsible for determining ...


Crumbling timber industry puts rural Idahoans at crossroads:


David Bartlett stopped frequently to chat with friends as he made inquiries with employers at a recent Idaho Department of Labor job fair in Orofino. The nonchalance of the former Tri-Pro Forest ...


Idaho Department of Commerce seeks change to Tax Reimbursement Incentive program:


The Idaho Department of Commerce will ask legislators to add a project category to the state's Tax Reimbursement Incentive program so the program can better accommodate small businesses in 2017. A ...


'Idaho the Movie 2' debuts Nov. 15 with unique aerials of wild places :


The surprise triumph of "Idaho the Movie" left producers in a delicate spot. A sequel was a natural idea ... but how to make it better? With a Kickstarter campaign and a helicopter, it turns ...


Boise area 1st in nation for construction jobs growth:


The steady stream of groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings in the Treasure Valley during the past year has landed the Boise metro area at the top of a new national ranking. With 24 percent job growth ...


Chobani to give workers 6 weeks' parental leave:


Chobani, the Greek-yogurt maker with a Twin Falls factory that employs about 1,000 full-time workers, says it will offer six weeks of fully paid parental leave starting in 2017 for full-time hourly and ...


The Idaho Virtual Reality Council aims to make Idaho known for virtual reality technology:


The goal of the IVRC http://idahovirtualreality.com/ is to bring together people, technologies, and companies to create a thriving VR industry for the economic and social benefit of Idaho citizens and ...


Boise, Idaho partners with OpenCounter to create fast and efficient permitting tool for new businesses:


Boise Is Open for Your Business Welcome to Boise's Start Your Business tool! For over 150 years, innovative thinkers, healthy competition, and spirited entrepreneurs have written the story of Boise, ...


Seattle-area businessman buys Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho:


"This is my favorite ski resort anywhere in the world and we are excited to be part of it." By Scott Maben Full Story: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/oct/20/seattle-businessman-buys-silver-mountain-resort-in/ ...

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