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Skip Oppenheimer: Idaho’s voice on the Federal Reserve (access required)

Idaho business executive Arthur “Skip” Oppenheimer recently pulled back the curtain a bit on the workings of the Federal Reserve System, an organization that he has come to know intimately for nearly four years. Oppenheimer, a former director of the ...

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Osteopathic medical school names new dean (access required)

MERIDIAN – Idaho’s first medical school has a new leader. Thomas Mohr, D.O., has been named chief academic officer and dean of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, the college announced Aug. 7. Dr. Mohr succeeds Dr. Robert Hasty, a ...

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Energy Department wants to build nuclear test “fast” reactor

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A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will ...

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Arts as a Business: the Boise Philharmonic

This is the first in a four-part series on the economic impact of local arts groups. Probably the oldest arts organization in Idaho – and one of the longest-running arts organizations in the U.S. – is the Boise Philharmonic, which ...

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Possible scholarships to ‘Dreamers’ draw lawmakers’ focus

Boise State University potentially offering state scholarship money to students brought to the United States illegally as children could be the subject of legislation next year. Emails obtained by the Idaho Statesman show the subject being discussed between an anti-regulatory, low-tax group ...

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University of Idaho secures more land for research dairy

JEROME — The University of Idaho has bought land for a public visitor center, classrooms and other facilities supporting what officials hope will be the country’s largest research dairy. Bill Loftus of the College of Ag and Life Sciences told The ...

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US job openings flat in June at 7.35 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of open U.S. jobs was largely unchanged in June and hiring slipped, suggesting the job market has cooled a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available jobs fell by just 0.5%, ...

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National study: Trader Joe’s boosts nearby home prices

A new national study of grocery stores’ impacts on nearby home values found the biggest payoff in neighborhoods with a Trader Joe’s. ATTOM Data Solutions, a property database company, found that the average home value near Trader Joe’s is $608,305, ...

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