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Idaho minimum wage hike introduced, but likely stalled (access required)

Idaho Democrats’ plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour over the next two years might be over before it begins. Sen. Curt McKenzie, who chairs the GOP-controlled Senate State Affairs Committee, started the hearing Feb. 27 ...

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Bogus Basin General Manager Alan Moore retires (access required)

Alan Moore, the president and general manager of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreational Area, is retiring, and the nonprofit ski area will conduct a national search for a new manager. Moore’s last day on the job is Feb. 28, said Susan ...

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Saint Alphonsus to build $80 million Nampa hospital (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Health System plans to build an $80 million hospital at the corner of Interstate 84 and Garrity Ave in Nampa. The addition is due to open in 2017. Saint Alphonsus said the new 240,000-square-foot hospital will serve as ...

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Trailhead seeks to be a starting point for startups (access required)

Trailhead, a new nonprofit that was created to support startup companies, is moving into downtown Boise and planning its first events for March. In April it will open co-working space and regular programming. The new organization, which Boise Mayor David ...

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Manufacturers to get online video social network (access required)

Idaho TechHelp and the American Manufacturer Network have received a $250,000, two-year federal grant that will help launch a new video-intensive business-to-business network. The network is aimed at helping manufacturers in Idaho find out about other manufacturers’ capabilities. The program, ...

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Broadband providers vie for the next statewide schools contract

As the self-labeled Idaho Education Network “incumbent,” Education Networks of America is urging the state to stick with a reliable, cost-effective statewide school broadband system. Syringa Networks, the Idaho company that has successfully fought the Idaho Education Network contract in ...

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INL looking for clean energy entrepreneurs and experts (access required)

The Idaho National Laboratory is looking for entrepreneurs and clean energy industry experts to be part of a new program to help turn the lab’s technology into assets for existing or new private-sector companies. INL is participating in the U.S. ...

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Walmart’s move unlikely to cause wage increase in Idaho (access required)

Walmart’s decision to raise its employees’ minimum pay will probably not lead to a general pay increase at similar employers, according to analysts. WalMart, which employs 1.3 million people in the U.S. announced earlier this month that it will raise ...

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