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Northern Idaho hospital angles for medical tourists

Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls has started marketing to Canadian visitors who are fed up with long waits for procedures in their home country and have cash to spend in the United States. The hospital has added a small ...

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Boise State finance office asks for cutbacks (access required)

Department heads at Boise State University have been asked to reduce their spending in order to save $7.5 million this fiscal year. Stacy Pearson, the university’s vice president of finance, asked academic divisions last week to reduce their budgets by ...

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Idaho near the bottom in personal income growth (access required)

After nine relatively strong months, Idaho ranked 44th nationally in personal income growth for the third quarter of 2014. Idahoans’ income grew by 0.5 percent from July through September, half the national growth rate and the lowest among Rocky Mountain ...

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Business owner is magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Dan Price, the owner of a company called Gravity Payments, has won a top award from Entrepreneur magazine. Price, 30, was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year for his credit card processing company, which he started in Boise and near ...

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution. The FAA is expected to propose restricting drones weighing ...

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Renaissance Ranch addiction center opens in Meridian (access required)

Renaissance Ranch Addiction Treatment Centers opened an outpatient substance abuse treatment center on Nov. 14 in Meridian at 1125 E. Pine Ave. In Idaho, Renaissance Ranch first opened in Idaho Falls two years ago and added a second center in ...

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Study: Idaho child care costs are comparable to public college

Idaho is the 18th least affordable state for child care for a four-year-old, with the $6,380 annual cost on par with the cost for tuition and fees at a public college, according to the latest yearly study from Child Care ...

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Credit unions continue to fare well in Idaho (access required)

Idaho credit unions continue to fare better than those in most other states. Idaho-based credit unions grew their assets by 3.1 percent and grew deposits by 3.6 percent, both more than twice the national average, for the year leading up ...

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