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NNU receives foundation grant for hands-on nurse training (access required)

The School of Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University has received an $87,000 grant from the John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation. Funds will be used to purchase equipment in a new nursing lab named in their honor. Officials with ...

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Stimulus health care coverage deadline looms for laid-off workers (access required)

Workers who have lost their jobs and their health care benefits since Sept. 1, 2008 still have until the end of this year to qualify for a 65 percent subsidy on the premiums they paid to continue health coverage after ...

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Idaho secures green-jobs data grant (access required)

The State of Idaho received a $1.25 million federal grant targeted for enhancing labor market information concerning environment-enhancing “green” jobs. It is part of a nearly $55 million package of green-job grants that U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Nov. ...

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Coldwater Creek names Hayes interim CFO (access required)

Women’s apparel and accessory retailer Coldwater Creek Inc., based in Sandpoint, on Nov. 17 announced the resignation of Tim Martin, senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 25. Martin, who joined the company in 2006, has accepted a ...

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Meridian launches business database (access required)

The city of Meridian on Nov. 16 announced a partnership with BizReach.com to create a searchable database of Meridian businesses.  The registry will exist as a searchable web tool designed to provide business contact information as well as industry categories ...

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Wine grapes look good as frost-challenged harvest ends (access required)

Idaho’s wine industry recorded a strong grape harvest this year despite a frost scare in October, the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission reported. The Caldwell-based group represents 40 wineries as well as growers of some 1,600 vineyard acres. ...

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J.R. Simplot Co. fined $28,000 for pesticide violations (access required)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the J.R. Simplot Co. $28,080 for failing to register two of its pesticide facilities, the agency said in a news release. The company is accused of violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide ...

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Meridian downtown visions turned into paintings (access required)

Community ideas for the future of Meridian’s downtown are now visual for all to see. Salt Lake City-based planning firm CRSA took ideas and input and recently sketched “vignettes,” or “visual concepts that showcase the vision Meridian citizens have for ...

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Minnick pushes work force training bill (access required)

Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick is sponsoring a bill that he says would help community colleges and job retraining centers create new work force training programs that better align with industry needs. The American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration (AMERICA) ...

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BMHC unveils plans to emerge from Chapter 11 (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. has proposed a new senior management team and board of directors as part of its plans to get out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Based in Boise, BMHC is a leading provider of building materials and construction ...

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