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Ketchum switches to monthly water bills, adds electronic payment (access required)

The city of Ketchum will start accepting credit cards for water bill payments that will be sent out every month starting in November. Ketchum is shifting from quarterly to monthly water bills because many customers get sticker shock with their ...

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RelEVENT launches nationwide (access required)

Boise-based RelEVENT, an app that collects events from around a city and recommends them to users, launched nationwide Sept. 19. RelEVENT originated at a Boise Young Professionals’ b|launched competition in May 2015 when  CEO Stacey Donohue, Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Heath and CTO ...

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National Science Foundation awards $907,000 to Boise State

The National Science Foundation has partnered with Boise State and five other universities to help engineering students succeed. The NSF gave Boise State University $907,000 to create an academic redshirt program for engineering students. The idea is similar to athletic redshirt ...

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A word about record-keeping with Kevin Zasio (access required)

Kevin Zasio is president of Zasio, a software company he founded in San Jose in 1987 and moved to Boise in 1993. It now employs 23 people. Zasio Enterprises Inc. provides management for the records that are created by companies ...

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Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon

Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Sept. 16 in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel. Braun soared over the southern Idaho canyon in a custom-built rocket dubbed “Evel Spirit.” It launched off a ...

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New data shows Idaho has low hospital readmission rate

New federal data shows that Idaho Medicare patients are among the least likely to return to the hospital after being treated for certain ailments. The Idaho Statesman reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows one in eight ...

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ACLU, arts groups sue over Idaho alcohol restrictions

Civil rights activists are suing the Idaho State Police with the intent of striking down a state law prohibiting places that are licensed to serve alcohol from showing live performances that depict sexual acts. The American Civil Liberties Union of ...

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Daredevil readies for rocket launch over Snake River Canyon

Given his particular line of work, professional stuntman Eddie Braun knows about danger — and he plans for the worst. That’s why he paid bills several months in advance. He set up emergency cash reserves to take care of his ...

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Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen. Aside from a sense of pride in breaking the ...

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