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A word with Chris L. Middleton of Pets Best insurance (access required)

Chris L. Middleton is president of Pets Best, a 10-year-old Boise company that provides health insurance for dogs and cats in all 50 states. You don’t have to love pets to work at Pets Best, but it helps. The office, ...

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Voluntary green building code points the way for Boise builders (access required)

Boise’s voluntary green building code is aimed at nudging local developers toward increasing the efficiency of buildings beyond mandatory standards. The Green Construction Code, which was approved by the Boise City Council in August, is mandatory for city-built projects, such ...

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Whole Foods plans layoffs (access required)

Whole Foods Market plans 1,500 layoffs nationwide. Whole Foods plans to cut the jobs over the next two months as part of efforts to provide lower prices for customers and invest in technology upgrades. The company said in a Sept. ...

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Idaho Community Foundation expects to select new president in November (access required)

The Idaho Community Foundation has narrowed its pool of candidates for president and CEO from 62 down to five. The Boised-based foundation is looking for someone to replace President and CEO Bob Hoover, who is retiring in coming months. ICF ...

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Idaho woman gets 1½ year term for California egg donor fraud

An egg donation and surrogacy agency that branded itself as a miracle was more of a mirage. More than 40 people, including egg donors, surrogates and intended parents were duped by the owner of Miracles Egg Donation of more than ...

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Irrigation, aquaculture among top users of Idaho water

An Associated Press review shows the highest consumers of Idaho’s drinking water aren’t the people taking long showers, using their dishwasher or even those turning on their hoses for a green lawn. Instead, on a daily average, the state’s precious ...

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Idaho water officials OK aerial cloud seeding project

Idaho water officials want to expand cloud seeding efforts by taking an aerial approach to coax more snow from winter storms. The Idaho Water Resource Board has approved spending $200,000 for a one-year aerial cloud seeding project. Officials want to ...

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Accounting salaries are on the upswing (access required)

Finance and accounting salaries are expected to rise 4.5 percent next year, faster than the average increase, amid growing demand and firms’ focus on growth. Staffing firm Robert Half released its predictions the week of Sept. 7 regarding corporate and ...

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Idaho Public Defense Commission: New standards need teeth

Members of Idaho’s Public Defense Commission say that without more authority, there’s not much reason to keep working on statewide recommendations. Lawmakers created the commission in 2014, asking members to come up with quality standards to improve Idaho’s problematic public ...

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Idaho lawmakers review urban renewal practices

Idaho lawmakers are working to come up with a plan to overhaul the state’s 50-year-old urban renewal laws, which have helped lure major companies to Idaho, but still face criticism for lax oversight. A legislative interim committee met Sept. 21 ...

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