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Interactive teller machines allow tellers to work remotely

Pioneer Federal Credit Union has started using interactive teller machines, ATM-like machines with video conferencing capability. The machines allow tellers to work from remote locations and can control functions such as cash dispensing from a computer. They allow banks or ...

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Pro soccer in Boise: ‘We have all the right people in our corner already’

United Soccer League President Jake Edwards is keen to place a minor league team in Boise. Portland Timbers President of Soccer and General Manager Gavin Wilkinson wants to be involved in a USL team in Boise for his Major League ...

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Feds announce $82 million for nuclear energy research

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects in 28 states as part of the government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions. Moniz said June 14 that the 93 research projects will help scientists innovate with ...

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Pioneer Federal Credit Union merges with Cornerstone Credit Union (access required)

Pioneer Federal Credit Union has merged with Cornerstone Credit Union and opened its 14th branch. The merger was official June 1. Cornerstone Credit Union had been looking for a partner to merge with for a while, according to its website. ...

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A Pocatello company helps protect potatoes from mold and disease (access required)

A Pocatello man whose invention has been used quietly for years out of state has hired his son as CEO and has started promoting his business nationally. IHT Humigation was founded in 2011 by Garry Isaacs, and has five employees. ...

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Interest rates matter when you bet your life with insurance (access required)

Most people look at life insurance policies as reliable, sleepy documents tucked away in a drawer only relevant when they die. But interest rates are wreaking havoc on many policies whose premiums are based on those rates. E.F. Hutton Life ...

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A word with Jan Reeves, director of the Idaho Office of Refugees (access required)

Jan Reeves is the director of the Idaho Office of Refugees, a program of Jannus, a nonprofit organization that operates 25 different human services programs. Most of the financial support for Reeves’ office comes from the federal Office of Refugee ...

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State parks exceed goal in securing business sponsors

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has received nearly $40,000 in corporate sponsorship since getting legislative approval to reach out to businesses to help offset the agency’s depleted budget. The amount is double the estimated $20,000 department officials hoped ...

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Teacher shortage in East Idaho called a ‘famine’

The pool of certified teachers in Idaho has dwindled since 2010 — and districts throughout the state are feeling the effects, Idaho EdNews reported. “I would not say it’s a teacher shortage we are experiencing — it’s a teacher famine,” ...

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Idaho’s child vaccination rates rise

Idaho’s immunization rates reached a five-year high in 2015-2016, Idaho EdNews reported. State officials haven’t identified a single cause for the increase. “We kind of attack it on all fronts,” said Dr. Christine Hahn, Idaho’s state epidemiologist and the state ...

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