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Idaho Falls man sues restaurant for gender-based discrimination

A former employee of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Ammon alleges only women can work as bartenders there, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court of Idaho. Tim Fenton was employed at the restaurant as a trainer, ...

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New group attempts to energize Boise startup culture (access required)

A new program for entrepreneurs called “startupboise” launches April 4. The organizer of the meeting is Pat Lawless, CEO of Boise company Voxbright Technologies. He wants entrepreneurs to lead initiatives for building the Treasure Valley startup community and generate awareness ...

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22 Touch hiring plan would triple staff (access required)

Executives at 22 Touch LLC plan to launch the latest version of the company’s software in March. According to an outline of the business plan, they hope to reach an audience of 500,000 potential users by spring, raise money from ...

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New York City educator proposes new paradigm for Idaho in secondary education (access required)

The founding principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, traveled to Boise to outline how his combined high school and community college program can work in Idaho. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation brought P-TECH Principal ...

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Boise and Idaho home price growth leads most of nation (access required)

In 2012, existing home prices rose at the highest rate in five years nationally and in Idaho. In Idaho and  in Boise, prices of single family homes accelerated faster than in most other areas in the country. According to data ...

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Micron to sell Italian subsidiary and fabrication facility (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. wants to shed its semiconductor manufacturing plant in Italy. The Boise maker of memory chips agreed to sell its Italian subsidiary and facility in Avezzano to German company LFoundry. As part of a four-year agreement, LFoundry will ...

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Boise college students defend against cyberattacks (access required)

In late March, a team from Idaho will travel to Highline Community College, south of Seattle, to thwart hackers on a fictitious company’s computer network. The exercise is part of a regional contest to see who advances to the National ...

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Business students vie for sustainable venture award (access required)

A team from Boise State University will compete March 2 for a chance to win $1 million in startup funds. The competition for the Hult Prize focuses on solving global social problems Five full- and part-time students from the school’s ...

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New Boise company swings into women’s golf apparel (access required)

Two Idaho natives have started a clothing line that targets women golfers. To spread awareness of their brand, they’ve agreed to sponsor a professional golfer from Boise. Sisters J.J. Winters and Julie Suitter launched Haute Shot Golf in December. The ...

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New kiosks at Boise Airport offer movies and TV shows for download (access required)

Starting Feb. 21, travelers to the Boise Airport can rent or buy movies and TV shows for their smartphones, tablets and laptop PCs from electronic kiosks. Los Angeles-based Digiboo has installed four of its kiosks at the Boise Airport. These ...

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