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Author Archives: Deanna Darr

Deanna Darr has worked as a professional journalist and editor for more than 16 years, writing on a variety of topics for publications across the West. She is based in Boise, Idaho.

The $6 billion wellness industry (access required)

Wellness programs make business sense Terri Landa Some very savvy employers make it part of their business strategy that health really is part of the overall strategy of being successful. Helping your people, who are really your best commodity, if ...

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Despite closures, food processing is going strong in most of Idaho (access required)

Although the closure of three J.R. Simplot Company plants will be a heavy blow in southeastern Idaho, the number of food processing jobs in the state at large has remained steady. According to statistics from the Idaho Department of Labor, ...

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The minty fresh smell of success (access required)

Potatoes and dairy get a large share of the attention in Idaho, but the state is also the third-largest producer of mint, the sweet-smelling herb used in gum, candy, toothpaste and medicine. The Idaho mint industry—80 percent of which is ...

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Support staff at law firms see their jobs redefined (access required)

Gone are the days when legal secretaries spent hours taking dictation, typing letters and filing reams of paper. The support staff at most law firms, including paralegals and legal secretaries, are now multi-taskers who work for many attorneys, not just ...

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Idaho’s e-cigarette industry prepares for new rules (access required)

Treasure Valley electronic cigarette business owners are anticipating big changes as cities, states and national authorities begin adopting rules governing the sale and use of e-cigarettes. “We’ve been waiting for the FDA to put something down for years now,” said ...

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