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Contractor? Employee? More than 500 Idaho employers got this wrong last year (access required)

Idaho employers had to reclassify 2,489 independent contractors as employees and pay $240,000 in fines in 2016 after the Idaho Department of Labor found they were misclassifying workers. Several of those businesses classified workers as contractors when in fact the ...

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Encouraging jobs report calms fears of slowing economy

The U.S. job market bounced back in April after several economists worried low job growth in March indicated a slowing economy. The United States added 211,000 jobs in April, significantly higher than the 79,000 jobs added in March and almost ...

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Trump picks Idaho Judge Nye for federal bench

President Donald Trump has nominated Idaho 6th District Judge David C. Nye to a seat on the federal bench. Trump announced Nye’s nomination for the U.S. District Court-Idaho on May 8. The nomination now goes to the U.S. Senate for ...

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A word about eclipse preparations with Patrick Nauman of Weiser Classic Candy (access required)

Patrick Nauman is the co-owner of Weiser Classic Candy, a candy maker and cafe that sells its chocolates and other confections in seven states and online. Weiser Classic Candy operates out of a century-old, 3,000-square-foot brick building in downtown Weiser, ...

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Workshop aims to help women-owned businesses win government contracts (access required)

The U. S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy, or WIPP, and American Express OPEN, the small business division of the financial services company, are putting on an event May 12 for women business owners who are interested in ...

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Boise is accepting grant proposals for art projects

The City of Boise has about $150,000 to give to artists and businesses through a grant program and is now accepting applications. Boise dedicates 1 percent of its General Fund to the Department of Arts and History. The department disperses much of ...

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Economist: Perception on the economy is diverging from the economic data (access required)

There is a growing divergence between the public’s idea of how the economy is doing, and what the numbers say, according to a report by Zions Bank. Robert Spendlove, economic and public policy officer at Zions Bank, said soft economic ...

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Idaho Power wants to speed closure of Nevada coal plant

Idaho Power has announced its intention to close a Nevada coal plant it co-owns with NV Energy 10 years sooner than planned, a move that would shutter both units at Nevada’s last utility-owned, coal-burning power plant by 2025. Idaho Power ...

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Report: Idaho women are paid 74 percent of what men make (access required)

The pay gap between women and men nationally has been reduced by half since 1960, but working women in Idaho still receive 74 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to a new report. Women in Idaho would still ...

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