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Couple conquers code consulting (access required)

Nine years ago, Samir Mokashi told his wife, Asawari, that he wanted to leave his architectural job at CH2M Hill and start his own company providing design teams with code analysis. Years earlier, when the couple immigrated to the U.S. ...

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National architecture billings fell in November (access required)

Dragged down by soft monthly numbers in the Midwest and Northeast, a leading national economic indicator for the building industry took a step back in November for the first time since August. The American Institute of Architects said Dec. 16 ...

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Idaho Legislature may consider raising several regulation fees (access required)

The state board of trustees that oversees Idaho’s health districts must create a new formula for distributing General Fund dollars. And the Idaho Legislature should consider increasing several business licensing fees, a report released Dec. 16 found. The Joint Legislative ...

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National college enrollment numbers decrease

College attendance declined this fall in 37 states, including Idaho. Nationwide, college attendance dropped by 1.7 percent this year, according to National Student Clearinghouse Research Center statistics released Dec. 16 and reported by Idaho EdNews. All told, 19.2 million students ...

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A word with Karen Vauk, CEO and president of the Idaho Foodbank (access required)

Karen Vauk is the president and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank, a nonprofit with an operating budget of $6 million that will gather and distribute 16 million pounds of food to the hungry this year. Vauk started her career as ...

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Hearing officer appointed in contested Idaho drilling plan

State officials have appointed a hearing officer in what will be the first use of a new Idaho law that allows unwilling mineral rights owners to be included in a company’s plan to drill for natural gas and oil. The ...

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Idaho’s legal defense of gay marriage ban totals $715,000

Idaho’s losing legal battle to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has cost taxpayers roughly $715,000, making it one of the more expensive failed cases compared with similar losses in nearby states. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and other top ...

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