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Idahoans blocked from using paid fantasy sports sites

Idaho fantasy sports fans are now blocked from betting on sports contests through two large paid fantasy sports companies. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced May 2 that two companies operating online fantasy sports leagues have agreed to stop providing the ...

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A word with Mark Roberts, medical director for research at St. Luke’s (access required)

Mark Roberts is the medical director for research and medical education at St. Luke’s Health System. Roberts, a Kansas City native, spent about 25 years working as a pediatric oncologist at St. Jude’s hospital in Memphis, the University of Texas ...

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Feds seek to join suit against Idaho’s public defense system

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho’s public defense system. The parties earlier this month filed a motion to join the lawsuit on behalf of the ...

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Retirement account advisers prepare for new standards (access required)

New rules by the U.S. Department of Labor will require that financial advisers dealing with retirement accounts place client needs above their own. The rules go into effect in 2018 and make retirement advisers such as brokers and insurance agents ...

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Public Transit in Idaho: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

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Introduction A coming need for public transportation Idaho is one of just two states without a dedicated funding stream for public transportation. That leaves politicians in the Treasure Valley in a tough spot as they look for ways to make ...

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Idaho Press-Tribune parent to buy Kuna Melba News

Pioneer News Group, the Seattle company that owns the Idaho Press-Tribune, plans to purchase the Kuna Melba News. Pioneer is buying the weekly paper from Bellevue, Wash.-based RIM Publications. Pioneer News Group is a family-owned company with 23 daily and weekly ...

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Melaleuca brings in $1.33 billion in revenue in 2015 (access required)

Melaleuca had its best year to date in 2015 as it set new personal records in customer growth and revenue. CEO Frank VanderSloot said the company is on track to beat those records in 2016. The privately held company reported ...

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Virtual lending is a key new market for accountants and lawyers (access required)

As online lending continues to grow, attracting entrepreneurs and large financial institutions, it is turning into a growing source of work for accountants, lawyers and those providing financial advice to investors. Any growing sector can attract service providers, but online ...

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Young Nampa entrepreneur creates robot butler (access required)

The owner of a Nampa-based startup was so inspired by the robots in the cartoon series “The Jetsons” and in the 2004 movie “I, Robot” that he moved his business to create what he calls a robot butler. Gabe Bentz ...

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