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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl stirs up business for Treasure Valley

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl week brought University of Idaho and Colorado State University football players and alumni into businesses around the Treasure Valley. The players expected to prepare for the Dec. 22 game with competitive bowling at Pinz Bowling Center ...

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Lawmakers: don’t expect Idaho Medicaid expansion (access required)

Lawmakers are advising Idahoans not to expect Medicaid expansion in 2017. Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, both told business owners at a Nampa Chamber of Commerce event Dec. 15 not to expect Medicaid ...

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Idaho pay rose last year (access required)

Idaho’s private sector average weekly wage grew by $30 between the second quarters of 2015 and 2016 to $743, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. The state’s 4.2 percent over-the-year increase during the second quarter of 2016 was twice ...

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Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states

Idaho is one of the nation’s fastest-growing states. New figures released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Idaho’s population grew by 7.4 percent from 2010 to 2015. The population of both Idaho and Washington grew about 1.8 ...

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Teaching for the real world: Cyber job demand grows and colleges respond (access required)

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education recently released an interactive job supply and demand map that showed Maryland, New York and Virginia were among the eight states with the highest demand for cybersecurity jobs, and across the country, nearly 350,000 ...

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Teaching soft skills to Generation Z

A Boise company is working to bridge the generation gap at work with a skills program designed for the youngest workers, and the older people who often supervise them. Lorna Johnston, a project and HR manager, founded Service Performance through ...

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Boise Airport will update long-term facility needs (access required)

Boise Airport will spend the next year and change updating its master plan to get the airport ready to see passenger counts swell from about 3.2 million to a projected 4.5 million in 2035. Since late summer, Eau Claire, Wisc.,-based ...

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Cellphone industry generated most complaints, says Better Business Bureau

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The cellphone industry was No. 1 this year when it comes to complaints to the Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest. The BBB Northwest reported that it has handled nearly 7,000 complaints – both resolved and unresolved – about cellphone ...

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A word with Dr. David Pate of St. Luke’s Health System

David Pate is a physician and lawyer who has been president and CEO of St. Luke’s Health System in Boise since 2009. As CEO of Idaho’s largest employer, Pate oversees a health system with nearly 1,000 beds at hospitals in ...

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