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Author Archives: Sharon Fisher

Idaho libraries add telehealth facilities  (access required)

Checking out a book? Attending storytime? Going to the doctor?  Not all of these sound like things you’d do at the library. But several rural Idaho communities are embarking on projects to do just that.   Why libraries? Not only can ...

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Bank of Idaho also becomes bank of Washington with purchase 

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For Bank of Idaho President and CEO Jeff Newgard, buying five eastern Washington branches of Seattle-based HomeStreet Inc. wasn’t just an acquisition, but coming home.  At 32, Newgard was CEO of Yakima National Bank in central Washington — a $40 million, ...

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Rural counties receive federal funding, but program may change  (access required)

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Rural Idaho school districts and counties in regions with large amounts of untaxable Federal land have received their annual Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payments from the Federal government intended to mitigate this, but Idaho’s Congressional representatives say they would prefer ...

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Drivers need training for new automotive technology, AAA finds  (access required)

According to AAA studies, new owners of cars with adaptive cruise control technology need training to use it safely and effectively — and Idaho car dealers say they are on it. “We’re asking for vehicle manufacturers and consumers to meet in ...

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Idaho National Laboratory provides funding, expertise for new College of Eastern Idaho technology building (access required)

The College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL), both based in Idaho Falls, are partnering to help build Future Tech, a planned 88,000-square-foot building intended to support careers in cybersecurity, energy and agricultural technology — including at INL. In addition ...

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Idaho warehouses: Then and now  (access required)

You might be surprised to learn how many buildings that you go into on a regular basis used to be warehouses.  The main Boise Library? Warehouse.  CSHQA’s office across the street from the Ada County Courthouse? Warehouse. The new 2nd ...

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Hospitality, tourism ‘unsung heroes’ honored with ROSE awards (access required)

Travel specialists know that, no matter how stunning the locale, what can really make or break the impression that travelers have of a city are the service people they encounter. That’s why a number of cities hold Recognition of Service ...

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