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New DOL opinion letters offer employers guidance (access required)

After nearly a 10-year hiatus, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued three formal opinion letters, setting forth its views on various wage-and-hour issues addressed to the WHD by interested parties. Opinion letters represent official WHD ...

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Idaho’s business opportunity: energy resilience

Idaho has an immediate opportunity: To capitalize on energy resilience. This will create Idaho jobs, bring revenue to the state’s rural and urban communities, and increase the security and reliability of our power grid. The ways that we produce, distribute ...

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Breakfast Series report: Agriculture in Idaho

Agriculture contributes $3 billion to Idaho’s economy, making up 5 percent of the total state gross domestic product. Idaho is ranked first in the nation in the production of potatoes and barley, and fourth in the nation for milk and ...

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Boise State’s Gender Equity Center adds three staffers

Boise State University’s Gender Equity Center has added three new full-time staff members. Kim Camacho is the violence prevention and support coordinator.  Camacho is passionate about social justice and hopes to facilitate social change for individuals, groups and larger systems. ...

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Ripley Doorn & Company hires three associate accountants

Rachel Jarms, Michelle Dickinson and Logan Bunnis have joined the Boise office of Ripley Doorn & Company, PLLC as associate accountants. Jarms’ responsibilities include income tax preparation and working with small business clients. She graduated from Boise State University, where ...

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Idaho realtors attend legislative meetings in Washington, D.C.

Leaders and members from the Idaho Association of Realtors traveled to Washington, D.C. during the second week of May to advocate for important real estate issues during the 2016 National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. Here, the group meets ...

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Women’s and Children’s Alliance breaks ground on new shelter

The Women’s and Children’s Alliance held a groundbreaking April 7 at the site of its new shelter. Donors, WCA board members and the Boise City Council attended. The new shelter will consist of 16 transitional units as well as office ...

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Bown Crossing Library! groundbreaking

Boise Mayor David Bieter, Boise City Council members and residents of southeast Boise celebrated the groundbreaking Oct. 28 for the Library! at Bown Crossing, Boise’s newest branch library. When it opens in late 2016, the city will have four full-service ...

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New board members for Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Lawyer Steven Berenter, community member Keli Elledge and loan officer Brandy Stemmler have joined the board of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Officers elected for the 2015-2016 term include board President Darrel Anderson, President-Elect Bill Bodnar, Vice President Debbie Wachtell, ...

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