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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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From record-breaking numbers come 50 outstanding women of the year

In a year of firsts, come 50. This was the first year the IBR broke 250 nominations since the annual program to honor 50 successful women began, 10 years ago. It was the first year 140 completed the somewhat lengthy ...

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Regulation stretches the Idaho outdoors industry to its limits (access required)

A largely quiet group of Idaho outfitters and guides stirred to life when a speaker at their annual meeting hit a soft spot: the minimum wage. Earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for ...

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A word with Drew and Rhea Allen of Peppershock Media

Drew and Rhea Allen started their advertising and film production company, Peppershock Media, in 2003 when the two were newly minted graduates who had returned to Idaho after a stint in Seattle. Peppershock – a name loosely modeled on Rhea ...

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Eastern Idaho company makes plastic out of potato starch (access required)

A new company that turns potato starch into plastics is looking to expand in Idaho Falls to increase its production capacity tenfold. BiologiQ takes starch that’s a byproduct of potato processing and turns it into a compostable plastic resin that ...

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