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Ada County courthouse parking rates to drop (access required)

Ada County courthouse visitors will be able to park for an hour free and pay only $1 per hour when the county takes over parking at the downtown Boise facility on Oct. 1. County commissioners inked a series of agreements with ...

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Two Idaho employers cited as best places to work in healthcare

Pay, time-off policies and other programs have put Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Emergency Physicians in Boise on Modern Healthcare‘s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Modern Healthcare magazine surveyed hospitals on traditional indicators like benefits and ...

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Caldwell to get larger V.A. clinic (access required)

Interior build-outs for a Veterans Affairs medical clinic are under way at 4521 Jefferson St., Caldwell. The nearly 10,000-square-foot building, in the Sky Ranch development south of U.S. 20-26, will replace a smaller clinic that the V.A. opened three years ...

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EPA fines Idaho Falls company for water violations

Federal environmental regulators say an Idaho Falls oil company has agreed to pay $15,000 in fines for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty Monday for John C. Berry & Sons Inc. The ...

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Tamarack asks judge to name restructuring officer

Tamarack Resort wants a federal judge to appoint a restructuring officer to help sell the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway. Tamarack lawyers have asked U.S. Bankrutpcy Judge Terry Myers to let Michael Fleischer oversee the sale of the resort, which ...

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Small Business Job Act draws mixed reviews (access required)

One Idaho small-business lobbyist is not sold on the new Small Business Jobs Act. “It’s a mixed bag for businesses,” said Suzanne Budge, Idaho director of the National Federation of Independent Business. “While there are some tax provisions that are helpful ...

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Feds remove order from Sterling Savings Bank (access required)

Sterling Savings Bank officially shook off an order by state and federal regulators Sept. 27 about a month after the bank completed a $730 million recapitalization effort. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Washington Department of Financial Institutions terminated a ...

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Idaho Supreme Court finds school not liable despite ‘Columbine’ warnings (access required)

By Pat Murphy BOSTON, Mass. – A public school district is not liable for a murder committed by students who had previously indicated their intent to commit a “Columbine-like” shooting, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a summary ...

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High unemployment leads to stagnant wages

COEUR d’ALENE – Idaho’s high unemployment rate is affecting the wages received by those who still have jobs. An Idaho Department of Labor report says the state’s median wage for all occupations rose less than eight-tenths of a percent between ...

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Greenhouse business incubator opens with three companies (access required)

Bob Kustra’s attention shifted from blue turf to green jobs on Sept. 27 as the Boise State University president cut a ribbon to mark the opening of a new business incubator in downtown Boise. The Greenhouse, a project pushed by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter ...

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