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Bill exempting yoga regulation heads to Idaho House floor

A bill shielding yoga training from state regulations is headed to the Idaho House floor. The House Education Committee unanimously voted Feb. 20 to advance a measure that would exempt certain yoga instruction programs from being regulated just like for-profit ...

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A word with Nick Grove of the Meridian Library District’s ‘unBound’ (access required)

Nick Grove is the tech library supervisor at unBound, a two-year-old program of the Meridian Library District that provides a technology library and education on emerging technology. In some ways, unBound is a classic program of a public library, designed ...

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Boise startup finishes seed funding stage (access required)

LeanLaw, a software company for law practices, completed its seed investment stage in February and now plans to use the money it raised to market and increase its business. The software company raised more than $75,000 through the Gem State Angel ...

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Private prison official: Bonuses were paid for cutting costs

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A former regional manager for private prison company Corrections Corporation of America said top employees at a private prison in Idaho were given yearly bonuses if they cut costs on salary, wages and other operational expenses and met other company ...

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USDA reposts some animal welfare records after criticism

The federal Department of Agriculture has reposted inspection reports on certain animal testing labs on its website after a decision two weeks ago to remove a large online database of animal welfare records prompted complaints. The agency announced its decision ...

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Idaho lawmakers approve second payment in pesticide cleanup

State budget writers have approved allocating $526,900 to help research dispose contaminated fields in eastern Idaho. The request, made up of both state and federal funds, is part of an effort to treat the negative impacts of a pesticide known ...

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Survey: Treasure Valley residents would like more public transit options (access required)

The Treasure Valley, like nearly all western cities, is designed entirely for automotive transport. Public officials who would like to build substantial, rider-convenient public transit in Idaho face a daunting obstacle: there is no dedicated funding for public transit. Other ...

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Sun Valley solar company merges with Altenergy (access required)

Sagebrush Solar merged with Altenergy after enjoying its busiest season since its founding in 2007. The Sun Valley solar company announced its merger Feb. 13, but the deal with Altenergy had been planned since August, said Billy Mann, president of Sagebrush ...

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World Relief to close its Boise office

World Relief is closing its Boise office and laying off more than 140 staffers nationwide after President Donald Trump’s executive order cut the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. The Baltimore-based non-profit that helps resettle refugees ...

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Massachusetts solar company acquires Inovus Solar

The Massachusetts company SolarOne, a manufacturer and distributor of solar-powered city and building lights, has acquired Boise-based Inovus Solar. Inovus was founded in the former business incubator The Water Cooler in 2007 and has been selling solar-powered street lights since 2008. Inovus’ ...

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