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Idaho Credit Union League partners with Northwest association (access required)

Idaho credit unions will have access to the resources of the Northwest Credit Union Association for two years beginning January 1. The Idaho Credit Union League has entered into an agreement with the Northwest Credit Union Association of Oregon and ...

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Monsanto shareholders approve Bayer’s $57 billion takeover

Monsanto Co. shareholders on Dec. 13 overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two of the world’s biggest agricultural companies. Preliminary results showed that 99 percent of all votes cast favored the merger ...

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Report: Funding for 22 school programs not based on need

Many of the programs intended to help students in Idaho’s public schools are not funded based on need or actual costs, state evaluators found in a new report released Dec. 12. The state’s nonpartisan Office of Performance Evaluations also found ...

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Idaho’s largest employer bans Galaxy Note 7 smartphones

A health care provider is banning all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at its facilities throughout Idaho. St. Luke’s Health System, the state’s largest employer, said Dec. 12 the ban applies to all employees, patients and visitors. St. Luke’s said ...

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Idaho utility seeks to negate Oregon fish passage law

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Federal authorities should negate an Oregon law requiring fish passage as part of relicensing for a hydroelectric project on the Snake River where it forms the border between Idaho and Oregon, a utility company says. Boise-based Idaho Power in a ...

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A word with Duree Westover of Experis (access required)

Duree Westover is managing director at the Boise office of Experis, a global employment firm with 31,000 employees that focuses on IT and engineering workers. Experis is part of the huge Manpower group. Westover has spent her career in sales ...

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Idaho projected to see $139M surplus

Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast released Dec. 8 holds true. The state’s legislative budget office released the projection for the year ending next June ...

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A word with social media law expert Lisa McGrath (access required)

Lisa McGrath is a lawyer who specializes in issues relating to social media, the internet, and other online matters. McGrath started out in government work in high school with an internship with Gov. Phil Batt, and earned a bachelor’s degree ...

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Department of Labor works to increase apprenticeships (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor is expanding apprenticeships in health care, information technology and advanced manufacturing in order to create a better pipeline between talent and employers. The U.S. Department of Labor gave Idaho DOL a $1.6 million grant to ...

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