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The days of big data lie ahead for accountants (access required)

There’s a revolution brewing in public accounting, with big data poised to transform many aspects of how CPA firms do business and service their clients. With access to unprecedented volumes of data and new tools to analyze it becoming available, ...

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Environmental groups want work halted on Snake River dams

Environmental groups are asking a federal court to halt 11 infrastructure projects on four lower Snake River dams in Washington state that could ultimately be removed if a pending review determines the dams need to come out to help salmon. ...

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2017 will be the year of the new area code for Idaho

Idaho phone users will start being assigned a new area code, 986, in late summer this year. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will assign the prefixes to new phone numbers all over the state, not in specific geographic areas, said ...

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Boise developers teach coding to refugees (access required)

Boise web developers have founded a free program to teach refugees how to create websites in hopes of helping them move into computer science positions. Marty Johncox, a web developer at Critical Process Systems Group and at the marketing firm ...

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A word with Jim Schmit of Century Link (access required)

Jim Schmit is Century Link’s vice president of operations for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, overseeing an operation with 1,100 people in Idaho alone, 600 of them in downtown Boise. Schmit started his career with Century Link in the Rates and ...

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ITC works to keep displaced Macy’s.com employees in Treasure Valley (access required)

Twenty-five technology workers will lose their jobs when Macy’s.com closes its Boise office. But the Idaho Technology Council, or ITC, is holding an open house January 12 to help find them new employers. The 25 Macy’s.com employees are part of ...

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Idaho governor wants task force to study higher education

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is once again asking the state Board of Education to shepherd a statewide discussion on education, but this time he wants the focus on colleges and universities. Otter said Jan. 6 that a new 28-member ...

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Teacher evaluations are top priority for Idaho’s leaders

Idaho’s top legislative leaders criticized the Idaho Department of Education for sitting on a highly contentious audit of how the state grades its teachers for six months before it was released through a public records request. House Speaker Scott Bedke, ...

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