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A word with Michael Hollenbeck of Proskriptive (access required)

Michael Hollenbeck is the co-founder of the 10-month-old health care data technology company Proskriptive. The Boise company uses health care information from a range of sources to create tailored health strategy recommendations for populations and individuals. Hollenbeck has spent most ...

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Idaho budget panel shifts broadband funding authority

State budget writers have stripped next year’s funding for Idaho’s defunct broadband program from the Department of Administration. The department has been criticized for its negotiation of a $60 million contract ruled illegal by a district court earlier this year. ...

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Sales tax exception for eyeglasses headed to governor’s desk

A bill that would exempt prescription eyeglasses and contacts from state’s sales tax has cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the governor’s desk. The Idaho Senate approved the legislation March 12 on an 18-17 vote. Despite ...

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Bill requiring parental OK for teen tanning passes Senate

A bill requiring parental permission for teens to use tanning beds has cleared both houses in the Idaho Statehouse. That means the legislation is headed to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter for his signature. The Senate passed the plan 23-12 on ...

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Twin Falls TV stations sold (access required)

Gray Television will buy two Twin Falls TV stations, KMVT and KSVT, from Neuhoff Corp. for $17.5 million in cash. KMVT, the Twin Falls area’s CBS affiliate, is the highest rated television station in the Twin Falls area. It serves ...

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Inspection exemption would mean big savings for small manufacturers (access required)

Idaho manufacturers are trying to get rid of a certification process for industrial equipment, saying it doesn’t increase safety and costs thousands of dollars. A measure backed by several companies and the Southwestern Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance was approved by the ...

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Johnson Thermal Systems opens new facility in Caldwell (access required)

Rapid growth led Johnson Thermal Systems to build a new 46,000-square-foot facility in Caldwell. The company, which opened its new plant late last month,makes custom process chillers, chilling the temperature on everything from lasers to dairies and computer servers. Johnson ...

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Traffic up at Idaho Falls airport (access required)

The Idaho Falls Regional Airport saw a 12 percent increase in 2014, but some of the new routes and airlines that led to more passengers last year have since been scuttled. Frontier Airlines ended its flights to Denver in early ...

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HSA insurance plans gain traction with employers, workers (access required)

A decade-old health insurance option is gaining traction as costs rise for employers and employees. High-deductible plans with health savings accounts are becoming more popular across the United States because they can reduce insurance premiums, said Will Applegate, vice president ...

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Idaho delegation wants to help family loggers start younger (access required)

Idaho’s congressional delegation has introduced legislation that would allow family logging businesses to employ their children at 16. Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo introduced legislation this month that would amend the Fair Labor Standards ...

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