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Study on Hailey airport moves into second phase (access required)

The decades-long effort to build a replacement for the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey is moving forward with the second phase of an environmental impact statement that will study in depth three potential sites outlined in a FAA feasibility study ...

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Portneuf Medical Center taps new chief executive (access required)

When Norm Stephens takes over as CEO of Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello next month he’ll inherit management of more than 1,000 employees, 250 beds and a $220 million expansion project that will combine the hospital’s  two locations. But that’s ...

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National studies show recession’s impact on Idaho high-tech (access required)

The recession’s ongoing toll on Idaho high-tech businesses is being revealed in two studies released in recent months, charting employment, wages and other factors from 2007 and 2008. The 12th annual Cyberstates 2009 report, issued by trade organization TechAmerica, showed ...

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Idaho Power announces reorganization on down growth, revenue (access required)

Suffering slowed growth and sagging revenues, Idaho Power Company is offering voluntary severance packages to between 30 and 40 employees, the utility announced on May 6. Company spokeswoman Stephanie McCurdy said the voluntary severance is part of an ongoing process ...

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All present but work not accounted for (access required)

What do you call it when you’ve got a sick, fatigued or down-right depressed worker sitting at their desk and staring into space? In past years some managers may have called that lazy, but HR and health care experts have ...

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Tough times stress workers; lighter mood saves money (access required)

“I’ll be out of work, I’ll be out of my house, I'll be sleeping under the bridge." Susan Reuling Furness calls it “sleeping under the bridge syndrome” and she hears it all the time from clients who come into Jefferson ...

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Startup’s high-tech lighting has bright future — Focus (access required)

There are about 35 million of them in the United States and their numbers grow every year. You drive past hundreds – maybe thousands – each day without noticing, and probably take them for granted even at night. But every ...

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Business gets buzz online (access required)

In early April, two employees of a Domino’s Pizza in North Carolina filmed themselves preparing food with mozzarella that had been stuck up their noses. They also sneezed on toppings and washed dishes with sponges that had been in contact ...

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‘Smart Grid’ uniting more than power (access required)

Northwest utilities, power industry groups and university representatives joined the Bonneville Power Administration in a plan to set up a regionwide “Smart Grid.” The Smart Grid is a system that uses digital technology to allow real-time communication between power users, ...

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