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Officials weigh removing grizzlies from endangered list

State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park. Officials were meeting in Cody the week of Nov. 14 to discuss post-delisting management plans. The member agencies of the ...

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Healthcare industry has grown 70 percent in Idaho since 2000 (access required)

Health care spending in Idaho has increased by about 70 percent since 2000, significantly outpacing the 10 percent growth rate of every other industry in the state. An aging population has caused healthcare jobs to balloon in the United States ...

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Financial advising firm builds team through refugee program

Lisa Cooper, founder of Figure 8 Investment Strategies, has built her staff of five almost entirely of immigrants and refugees. She believes their diverse experience and the resolve they have demonstrated in getting to Boise strengthen the company. “Together we ...

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Little change expected in M&A market in 2017 (access required)

Business leaders responding to a law firm’s annual survey expect a flat year in the mergers and acquisitions market as they monitor the state of the U.S. economy. Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey includes senior executives nationwide. ...

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Idaho officials OK purchase of northern Idaho forest land

Idaho officials have approved the purchase of about 2,400 acres of forest in northern Idaho from a timber company. In another timber-related move, they approved new rules involving the sales of cedar trees that drew fierce opposition from cedar pole ...

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New online tool helps businesses navigate lawmaking process

A former clerk for the Idaho House of Representatives has created an online education tool to help business owners and lobbyists better navigate the legislative process. After serving as chief administrative officer in the Idaho House for nine years, Bonnie ...

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Boise siblings launch new social media site (access required)

Cole Smith had never been able to use social media accounts quite the way he wanted. Apps like Facebook and Twitter allowed him to follow topics and people he wanted, but mixed all of his interests into one news feed where ...

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Workers are key to preventing cyber attacks

As high profile cyber attacks make headlines and spur legislation in Congress, smaller ones are spurring IT officers to work more closely with employees, who are seen as the first line of defense in deterring hackers. Employees are often tricked ...

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Idaho finds new way to figure the price tag of new laws

Idaho’s top legislative leaders have approved a new system for estimating the cost of proposed legislation on the state’s general fund. In Idaho, bill sponsors are solely responsible for determining the financial impact of their legislation. There is no consequence ...

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Report: Twin Falls is a top choice for U.S. food processors (access required)

New federal regulations and high water prices in California are creating a volatile market for food processors, and many are looking at southern Idaho as a place to move. The Boyd Company, a New Jersey location consultant, recently released a ...

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