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Idaho water legislation bill headed to governor’s desk

Legislation to end years of litigation and help finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate voted 35-0 on Tuesday to send to Gov. Brad Little the bill that ...

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Pioneer Federal Credit Union announces new HQ construction (access required)

Pioneer Federal Credit Union will build a new headquarters in Mountain Home beginning this summer. The two-story building is slated to be 25,000-30,000 square feet, and will house the administrative side of the credit union, which is currently housed in the adjacent ...

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Zillow awards $1 million to team that built a better Zestimate

In an effort to improve its analytics, Zillow has awarded a $1 million prize to a team of data scientists who boosted the accuracy of Zillow’s benchmark model, Zestimate. The winners, Team ChaNJestimate, beat out more than 3,800 teams from 91 countries ...

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The doctor is dispensing: MEDeRX offers web-based prescription platform (access required)

Before there were pharmacies in such large numbers, the family doctor was the primary dispenser of most commonly used medications. These days, an old idea is new again, and a Boise-based company is playing a part, thanks to its web-based ...

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A robust job gain in January shows US economy’s durability

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated ...

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Demand for high-tech health help grows during cold stretch

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A health-care system in western Michigan says more than 400 people used an online service to seek help for non-emergencies during the extreme cold spell. Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids says MedNow typically sees 250 ...

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Prescription for the future? Clinic offers services for monthly fee (access required)

Dr. Jamie Faught did something recently that many of her colleagues could probably only dream of:  She gave up a conventional medical practice to start one that’s free of the rules and paperwork that go with health insurance. The new ...

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