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Idaho's first medical school slated to open in 2018:


To any doubters of the proposed medical school in Idaho, Gov. Butch Otter has this to say: "You were wrong, we were right, and I'm glad with stuck with it." Otter spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony ...


CEO of Brighton, a major Idaho developer, says Boise is like Salt Lake 25 years ago:


It reminds me of where Salt Lake was maybe 25 years ago, where you hit this inflection point where you hit a critical mass. When you start getting your airline transportation, and transportation facilities, ...


ikuw Solutions Opening Boise, ID office:


ikuw Solutions is expanding their presence and establishing an office in Boise, ID. The expansion is to provide employers in one of the Northwest's largest tech hubs access to the graduates of the Apprentice ...


Trailhead Receives Grant from Idaho STEM Action Center to Deliver Idaho's First Apprentice Program for Software Developers:


Trailhead, a Boise-based nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs start and scale businesses and high-impact projects, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Idaho STEM Action Center to launch ...


Growing pains in Kuna, Idaho: Small-town, rural feel attracting more people:


Jeff Miller remembers when farmers would pull their trucks up next to each other in the middle of the street in Kuna, shut off their engines and catch up on the news. If a car came up behind them, ...


A new executive director takes over at Trailhead, Boise's startup accelerator:


A familiar face in the Boise tech world will take over as executive director at Trailhead http://trailheadboise.org/ , the Downtown nonprofit startup accelerator and coworking space. Dan Faricy, ...


How Rural Idaho Schools Are Coping With Deep Cuts To Timber Program Money:


"Eighty percent of Idaho County is non-taxable property and without Rural Schools, we would be forced to ask patrons to increase their taxes a whole lot to keep our schools at this level." By Frankie ...


Idaho Department of Labor: Overcoming digital divide will take more than equipment:


Economic developers usually address the digital divide, the gap between those who know how to use the internet to accomplish tasks and those who don't, by focusing on physical barriers such as lack of ...


Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Awards $100,000 in Seed Funds:


Student entrepreneurs shared $100,000 in seed funds awarded March 31 through the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide venture competition that aims to stimulate entrepreneurship at the Gem ...


Restaurant group tells Idahoans: Don't vacation in Utah:


A new Utah law lowering the maximum blood-alcohol limit doesn't take effect until the end of 2018. But a restaurant trade association isn't waiting to begin an assault on it. The American Beverage ...


Now even entry-level jobs go begging as Treasure Valley workers gain choices:


"Companies start poaching from one another, and it's not necessarily even from like businesses," he said. "Landscaping companies will poach the cooks. Construction starts to poach the landscapers." BY ...


Harvard professor: Stop incentivizing out-of-state companies and build up Idaho ones:


"People recognize clusters are good things because they help build networks, but clusters are also hard on businesses," Ketels said at his talk April 5. "They force companies to compete for talent and ...


Idaho calls for public input on school science standards, climate change:


After Idaho lawmakers this year rejected five new school science standards regarding climate change, state Department of Education officials are gathering public input for help. So far, meetings in ...


Boise tech luminary wins $5.5 million investment for a startup policing copycat apps:


Faisal Shah, who was part of the founder team that built and sold one of Boise's most successful tech startups, is back at it again with a company called AppDetex. Launched in 2012, AppDetex closed ...


Airbnb cheers as Idaho bill to limit local regulation of its hosts' homes becomes law:


“This bill is a major win for the 2,000 Idahoans, the vast majority of whom are women and seniors, welcoming visitors to their state,” said Jasmine Mora, a spokeswoman for Airbnb, in a statement. “This ...


Idaho Governor vetoes bill to keep quagga and zebra mussels out of Idaho:


Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter vetoed one of the Legislature's attempts to keep quagga and zebra mussels out of Idaho, but encouraged groups to continue to work on the issue. Quagga and zebra mussels ...


Idaho Governor Otter vetoes bills on civil forfeiture:


Idaho's governor has vetoed a bill that would have drastically limited when police can take a citizen's property. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's not aware of any allegations that Idaho's law enforcement ...


How will Idaho get more workers with degrees? Higher ed task force begins search for answers :


Idaho's 7-year-old goal of getting 60 percent of its workforce ages 25 to 34 equipped with post-high school certificates or degrees by 2020 has evaporated. When the goal was first created in 2010, ...


After N.C. enacted its bathroom law, this $2.5 million event moved to Boise :


A few months after North Carolina enacted House Bill 2 last year, the planners of a large national conference reached out to Lisa Edens at the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau. "They contacted ...


One Treasure Valley (Idaho) tech company reimburses employees $1,500 for vacations. Does yours?:


In December, Matt Rissell, the CEO of Eagle time-sheet software company TSheets https://www.tsheets.com/ , shared some good news with employees at a company Christmas party. He told them their hard ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter :


Hackfort has come and gone and we are looking forward to next year's event! If you didn't make it this year, don't worry we've got the scoop for you. This week we also hear from a Boise company that ...


Boise Valley partnership will provide tiny houses for charity -- and train students to build them :


The tiny house that's nearly done being built at the Canyon-Owyhee School Service Agency in Wilder is not your average tiny house, said Bryan Pina, a Marsing High School sophomore. The 192-square-foot ...


A Small Idaho Town Bucks the Perception of Rural Struggle :


Lost jobs, empty storefronts and shrinking populations. It's an image of rural America ingrained in many people's minds, and one that was often reinforced in the election. The reality is far more complex ...


Idaho says 170,000 job-seeker accounts compromised in hack:


About 170,000 job-seeker accounts set up through the Idaho Department of Labor were compromised in a computer hacking March 12-13, the agency said Wednesday. The hacking incident involved America's ...


Never paid sales tax on Amazon orders? Now Idahoans will, like it or not :


No, it's not an April Fools' Day joke. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on Idaho orders April 1. The Idaho State Tax Commission has issued Amazon a seller's permit, which allows the Seattle-based ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


There's a lot going on if you're in Boise this week. You definitely don't want to miss Hackfort which starts this week and be sure to download the Treefort App to view Hackfort and Treefort scheduling ...


Packed crowd for Idaho climate change hearing:


A Boise Democrat who was blocked by a key Republican lawmaker from holding a legislative hearing on climate change succeeded in securing more than 500 attendees when she decided to host her own event ...


No, it really is that slow. Idaho ranks dead last for internet speed despite some gains :


Idaho's internet speed was the slowest in the nation at the start of 2017, according to a report from Broadview Networks, a communications services provider on the East Coast. Idaho's average internet ...


Idaho Governor Otter Announces Membership of Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task ForcesOTTER:


C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 17:008 CONTACT: Jon Hanian (208) 334-2100 Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced the full membership ...


Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership:


The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit ...

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