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Policies are rare, but flexible hours for employees are out there (access required)

Flexible hours are still a rarity in white-collar jobs, but they’re popping up informally around Idaho as managers seek to attract and retain the best talent in a shrinking pool of workers. “We’re open to flexible work schedules where it ...

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Police seek to unclog Idaho’s liquor license system (access required)

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The statutes governing liquor licenses in Idaho have created a backup that in some areas of Idaho stretches a waiting list to years, say Idaho State Police. They’re preparing a bill that would create more turnover in the clogged system. ...

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Department of Insurance seeks expanded powers (access required)

The Idaho Department of Insurance has written a bill that would give it more authority to revoke agents’ licenses. The bill, which passed a Senate committee Feb. 17, expands three powers of the Department of Insurance. The bill would allow ...

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New family law firm focuses on fathers (access required)

The international law firm Cordell and Cordell is bringing Idaho into a growing trend of specialized family law with the opening of its new Boise location. Cordell and Cordell opened a Boise location in December with one attorney. The firm ...

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Idaho’s state exchange has seen the second most enrollments per capita (access required)

More than 100,000 Idahoans have enrolled for insurance through the state exchange. Idaho’s most recent enrollment period concluded Jan. 31. Enrollment increased from about 85,000 to 102,353. Only Florida had a higher per capita enrollment rate, Your Health Idaho said, ...

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Idaho graduation rates show improvement

Idaho’s high school graduation rates showed some improvement last year. According to the 2014-15 numbers, released Feb. 12 by the State Department of Education, 78.9 percent of seniors received their high school diploma, according to Idaho EdNews. The 2013-14 graduation ...

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Boise-based GenZ will compete in global challenge (access required)

A Boise-based ag-tech company is making big waves at pitch competitions across the country and is heading to a global challenge in Washington, D.C. in June. GenZ Technology develops crop sprayers for vineyards, row crops and strawberries and has plans ...

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Court ruling will require bonds from companies that emit pollution (access required)

Many businesses will have to prepare for future bond requirements as part of a court ruling  Jan. 29. The Idaho Conservation League successfully sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia ...

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Group: Conservation can likely meet power needs of Northwest states

The electricity needs of Northwest states can be met in the next 20 years mostly through conservation efforts, with little need to construct new power plants, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council predicted. The Portland, Oregon,-based council recently issued its ...

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