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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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Proskriptive uses data to prescribe a healthy way forward (access required)

Much the way Amazon or Netflix targets its recommendations for books or movies, a Boise company plans to use vast quantities of data to tailor health recommendations to individual patients. Health care technology startup Proskriptive is building a “wellness automation ...

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Incomes drop in most Idaho counties, but rise 6.5 percent in Blaine County (access required)

The median household income declined in more than half of Idaho’s 44 counties in 2013, including the five most populated: Ada and Canyon counties in the Treasure Valley, Kootenai County in northern Idaho and Bonneville and Bannock counties in southeastern ...

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College of Idaho names new president

Charlotte Borst has been named the new president of the College of Idaho in Caldwell. She’s the liberal arts college’s first female president and its 13th president. Borst, the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier ...

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