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Allred, Otter join to promote civil discourse program

Former political rivals Keith Allred and C.L. “Butch” Otter will join forces on Friday to discuss a new program aimed at finding positive common ground across partisan lines. Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse ...

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Planning board nixes apartment rezone request (access required)

The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a developer’s request to tear down a 1937 Art Deco-style apartment building west of downtown and replace it with condominiums and offices. The project, planned for 1620 W. Bannock St., involved rezoning the ...

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Idaho’s tax revenues come in higher than expected in April

Idaho’s tax revenue collections came in higher than expected in April, but the state is still falling short of the forecast for the fiscal year. The Legislative Services Budget and Policy office says general fund revenue collections came in about ...

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Southeast Idaho crisis center already changing lives

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Desperate for help when a mental health emergency led her to intentionally cut herself, Norma Lueras turned to a new community resource. The Idaho State Journal reports the 57-year-old Pocatello woman checked herself into the South ...

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Some employers left short-staffed after visa program changes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new, stricter visa rules for non-agricultural workers. “It’s been very difficult to deal with,” Mandi Wilkinson, a controller for MD Nursery and Landscaping, told ...

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Local governments learn about cybersecurity protection (access required)

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More than 350 people, ranging from the governor to students, recently attended a free cybersecurity training that emphasized the shared efforts of the public and private sectors. The Fifth Annual Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Summit, held on April 29, was sponsored ...

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Home lender opens second branch in Idaho (access required)

A Utah-headquartered mortgage lender is looking to get a slice of the home financing market in the Boise area. Castle & Cooke Mortgage has expanded its operations in the Treasure Valley, opening its second location in Idaho at 512 N. ...

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Idaho sees big leap on CEO ranking for best states to do business (access required)

The Gem State made the largest improvement on Chief Executive Magazine’s 2019 poll of the best and worst states for business, rising nine spots to No. 19. Ranked as the fastest-growing state in the nation, Idaho is “noted for its quality ...

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