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Regence launches Spanish-language site (access required)

Regence BlueShield has launched an all-Spanish Web site hoping to make a closer connection to Idaho’s largest minority group. Like its English-language site, Regence BlueShield’s Spanish site includes information about health and wellness issues important to the Latino community, information ...

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More education more a family affair

I was told a story about a young mother who recently returned to college to further her education to make herself more employable. In February, the state Labor Department reported that for every job posted with the state agency, there ...

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New software to speed up Boise permit process

Bruce Chatterton, director of the Planning & Development Services department in Boise, has long experience with the paperwork generated by the city’s development regulations. “You’ll see people come in here with refrigerator dollies, with plans that the average person couldn’t ...

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Build America Bonds subsidy benefits BSU project (access required)

Boise State University recently saved nearly $1 million (present value basis) by financing its College of Business and Economics building project largely through the Build America Bonds program. The program would be extended from the end of this year to ...

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Staycation? Not gonna take it anymore

Cutbacks, layoffs, payroll reductions and pay freezes have been common over the past two years ago. It’s caused so much angst for employees and their families that vacations were put off. No more! We’re not going to take it anymore. ...

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It’s Joe’s Albertsons, but inside …

The nearest supermarket to my house is so close that when I need anything, I simply have to walk a couple of blocks. Call me green or whatever, it’s just nice to be able to go to my hometown supermarket. ...

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