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Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium to add metal detectors (access required)

Boise State University will require football fans to pass through metal detectors and have their bags searched before entering Albertsons Stadium starting this fall. The university announced the new security measures, which are similar to requirements in many professional sports ...

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20 indicted in alleged smartphone theft ring from several states including Idaho

A Minnesota man ran a multimillion-dollar crime ring that involved stealing cellphones or acquiring them fraudulently and then reselling them across the U.S. and overseas, according to an indictment announced August 12. Twenty people were indicted, including eight owners of ...

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Idaho gives state workers premium health coverage

Idaho’s employee health insurance plans are comparable to the federal government’s most expensive option offered under the Affordable Care Act and better than what most private companies provide, according to a report released August 12. The report from the Pew ...

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Car dealers concerned about markup regulations (access required)

Some Idaho car dealers are concerned federal regulators will change the relationship between dealers and the lenders that provide car loans, increasing consumer costs. The regulator, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, said the changes for indirect lenders are in an ...

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Economist: Rising wages would be next sign of healthy Boise economy (access required)

Boise has slightly outperformed the national average in several key economic measures since the start of the recession, but still needs to do something about its low wages, according to Washington Trust Bank Economist and Chief Investment Officer Steve Scranton. ...

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On HIPAA, government stops collaboration, steps up enforcement (access required)

Boxes of medical records left on the curb. A stolen thumb drive. Patient information available on the Internet. What do these actions have in common? Violations of the Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)’s Privacy and Security Rules, costing ...

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pSiFlow water monitoring company changes course mid-stream (access required)

pSiFlow Technology used to create technology that measured the chemical balance of pools and spas. But after selling its claim to that market, the company is now helping to test the quality of drinking water in India and other developing ...

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Idaho Falls potato seed developer adds greenhouses and farm land (access required)

Sunrain Varieties, an Idaho Falls potato seed development company, has recently added two greenhouses to its local complex and also purchased a 1,600-acre farm near Victor and Driggs, along the Wyoming state line. The new greenhouses will allow Sunrain to ...

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