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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion laws

Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn recently passed Idaho laws that ban women from receiving abortion – inducing medication through telemedicine. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands in a lawsuit filed Dec. ...

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Idaho sees nation’s largest increase in employment growth (access required)

Idaho employment has increased by about 25,100 jobs or about 3.8 percent over the last 12 months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Idaho saw the largest percentage of growth in the country and experienced growth in most ...

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A word with Jean Lockhart of the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries (access required)

Jean Lockhart is the chief operating officer of the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organization that serves homeless people in the Treasure Valley. The Rescue Mission provided 127,000 beds for the homeless last year. It also provides Bible-based ...

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New organization helps Nampa businesses

Nampa business centers have created a new organization to help entrepreneurs in Nampa. The Nampa Entrepreneurs Organization was created to provide a network for entrepreneurs in Canyon County. The organization hosts events where business owners offer their insights. “It grew ...

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CapEd is building its second revamped branch (access required)

The Idaho credit union CapEd will open its second “member convenience center” next summer. The member convenience center is a branch that does away with the traditional row of tellers in favor of three representatives who greet customers at the ...

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Feds plan $1 million on forest restoration in northern Idaho

The U.S. Forest Service is spending just over $1 million in northern Idaho to shore up areas scorched this year by massive wildfires. The agency on Nov. 23 announced the plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests aimed at stabilizing ...

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Bank association to members: Quit complaining and start educating (access required)

Bankers are being asked to refine their message and to stop focusing on the perceived tax advantages enjoyed by credit unions. “People don’t care when we say credit unions don’t pay taxes,” Risk Management Association president Nick Sutton said at ...

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ConAgra transformation continues, spins off Lamb Weston

ConAgra is spinning off its frozen potatoes business and unloading a second major division as it works to intensify its focus on key name brand foods. The company said Nov. 18 that it will split off leading brands such as ...

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Idaho unemployment rate leads to more temporary positions (access required)

Temporary positions are becoming more prevalent in Idaho as unemployment rates continue to decrease. Nationally, the temporary help services sector added 24,500 jobs in October, an increase of about 2.2 percent from September and 3.7 percent from last year, according ...

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