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Idaho sees large increase in certified organic operations (access required)

Idaho’s organic food market is growing. The number of organic farming operations certified with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture has risen from about 200 over each of the last seven years to 235. Most of the organic operations are ...

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Inergy Solar reaches $50,000 crowdfunding goal within 24 hours (access required)

The Chubbuck-based company Inergy Solar reached its goal of $50,000 within 24 hours of launching a campaign for its new portable generator on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo.  The campaign was launched at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 and had until ...

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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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