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Jeff Hough is new director of Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization

Jeff Hough has been selected as the new executive director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, or SIEDO. Hough has served as director of workforce training at Idaho State University since 2012 and will start at SIEDO March 28. ...

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Soda Pop Miniatures plays the world from Garden City (access required)

In a largely virtual game world, Soda Pop Miniatures is thriving in Garden City with an age-old favorite: the board game. Soda Pop Miniatures creates board games populated with collectible fantasy figurines, most barely more than an inch tall. The ...

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Idaho closer to eliminating local wage initiatives (access required)

An Idaho Senate committee has moved to preempt future ballot initiatives to raise city or county minimum wage rates above the state’s. The Idaho Retailers Association drafted the bill after ballot initiatives in Coeur d’Alene and McCall failed in 2015. ...

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Policies are rare, but flexible hours for employees are out there (access required)

Flexible hours are still a rarity in white-collar jobs, but they’re popping up informally around Idaho as managers seek to attract and retain the best talent in a shrinking pool of workers. “We’re open to flexible work schedules where it ...

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Police seek to unclog Idaho’s liquor license system (access required)

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The statutes governing liquor licenses in Idaho have created a backup that in some areas of Idaho stretches a waiting list to years, say Idaho State Police. They’re preparing a bill that would create more turnover in the clogged system. ...

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Department of Insurance seeks expanded powers (access required)

The Idaho Department of Insurance has written a bill that would give it more authority to revoke agents’ licenses. The bill, which passed a Senate committee Feb. 17, expands three powers of the Department of Insurance. The bill would allow ...

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New family law firm focuses on fathers (access required)

The international law firm Cordell and Cordell is bringing Idaho into a growing trend of specialized family law with the opening of its new Boise location. Cordell and Cordell opened a Boise location in December with one attorney. The firm ...

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Boise-based GenZ will compete in global challenge (access required)

A Boise-based ag-tech company is making big waves at pitch competitions across the country and is heading to a global challenge in Washington, D.C. in June. GenZ Technology develops crop sprayers for vineyards, row crops and strawberries and has plans ...

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