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Otter, state officials wary on health care overhaul

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he had too many concerns about the latest GOP effort to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law to join other Republican governors in a letter backing the bill. Fifteen 15 GOP governors sent ...

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Idaho Senate majority leader resigns to serve as US Attorney

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis has officially resigned from the Idaho Legislature following a recent confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill announced Sept. 21 he ...

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Salary negotiation: Getting the best employee without giving away the farm (access required)

The ultimate goal for salary negotiation during the hiring process is to create a win-win situation for both the employer and the new hire, where both sides feel they have reached a positive outcome. To achieve this, employers need to ...

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Albertsons Companies acquires the meal kit delivery service Plated (access required)

The Boise-based grocer Albertsons Companies has acquired Plated, a New York-based meal kit delivery service that will start selling its meal kits in Albertsons stores. With 270,000 workers and more than 2,300 stores in 35 states, Albertsons is one of ...

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Taiwan signs $576M wheat deal with United States

Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed ...

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Idaho opts into national public safety broadband network

Idaho has joined 20 other states in an interstate communications network that allows public safety agencies to communicate across jurisdictions during emergencies. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the week of Sept. 18 that he had signed a letter for Idaho ...

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Boise-based Neurilink purchases Seattle company (access required)

Neurilink, a Boise company that provides video conferencing, interactive displays, digital signage and audio visual support to companies, has purchased Blue Sky Integrated Technologies of Seattle, Neurilink announced. The two companies will operate under the Neurilink brand, according to a ...

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The Car Park acquires North Carolina company

The Car Park, a Boise company that manages parking at dozens of Boise locations, at the Friedman Airport in Blaine County, and in other states, has purchased the North Carolina parking company McLaurin Parking. McLaurin is a 70-year-old family-owned company, ...

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Despite cost, law firms remain loyal to their online legal research services (access required)

As law firms look for ways to offer legal services to clients more efficiently and with more predictable fee structures, the use of online legal research platforms remains essential – and it’s not cheap. “It is a significant cost consideration ...

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