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Competition from nearby states, population growth strain Idaho’s nurse supply

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Idaho continues to experience pockets of severe nursing shortages while better paying jobs in surrounding states are attracting Idaho’s nursing graduates, according to a recently released report from the Idaho Department of Labor. The report, issued late last month, found ...

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Idaho Labor Department: State population to near 2M by 2025

Traffic in downtown Boise, April 2016, Photo Patrick Sweeney

State analysts say Idaho’s population is expected to grow at a rate three times the national average over the next several years. The projections from the Idaho Department of Labor suggestion that the number of people living in Idaho could ...

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Independent bookstores are on the rise (access required)

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Independent bookstores might have taken a hit when publicly traded retail stores like Barnes & Noble expanded years ago, but they are now on the rise across the country and the state, according to the American Booksellers Association. Data provided ...

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Farmers decry Trump plans to cut agriculture subsidies

File photo courtesy Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Farm groups and some members of Congress from farm states are decrying proposed cuts to crop insurance and other safety net programs for farmers included in President Donald Trump’s budget. The proposed cuts come even as farmers are facing their ...

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Law firms are setting up cyber specialities as attacks grow (access required)

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When it comes to tracked data breaches, the United States hit an all-time high last year. There were 1,093 reported breaches, nearly a 40 percent increase from 780 documented cases the previous year, according to a study released in January ...

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Idaho officials say claims exaggerated in prison lawsuit

Attorneys for the Idaho Department of Correction say inmates exaggerated problems with the prison medical care system and waited too long to complain, and as a result, prison officials shouldn’t be held in contempt of court for violating a settlement ...

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Moffatt Thomas lawyers in Idaho Falls move to Parsons Behle & Latimer

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Four attorneys who worked for the Boise law firm Moffatt Thomas in Idaho Falls have joined the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer there. The merger was effective June 1, said president Hal J. Pos of Parsons Behle. Moffatt Thomas ...

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Wine commission: Idaho needs more grapes (access required)

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The number of Idaho wineries has increased more than five times over since 2000. Idaho now has 52 wineries, up from 11 in 2002. But it still needs more acreage dedicated to grapes, said Brenna Christison, communications and finance manager ...

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Idaho leaders feted at Idaho Business Review event (access required)

Idaho Business Review's 2017 CEOs pose at the CEO of influence celebration

Nearly 300 people attended the seventh Idaho Business Review event, an annual celebration of business leaders in Idaho. Ten people were lauded – and applauded – May 23 as “CEOs of Influence.” Leaders honored in previous years chose this year’s ...

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