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A word with Director Ken Edmunds of the Department of Labor (access required)

Idaho business owners and managers want access to a better-trained workforce, and it’s the job of Ken Edmunds, the director of the Idaho Department of Labor, to find a way to meet their needs. Edmunds, who has a master’s in accounting, ...

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ArmgaSys acquires Envio ag-tech software team (access required)

Meridian information technology company ArmgaSys has acquired agricultural technology software Envio as well as the development staff that made the software. The company that was acquired was formerly known as Unisun Technology and was based in Boise. Unisun founder and ...

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Falling crude oil prices won’t bring down airfares, analysts say (access required)

Don’t expect airfares to drop along with crude oil prices. Analysts and market observers expect fares to remain steady. Domestic demand will remain strong enough to keep the pressure off of airlines to drop fares, said Helane Becker, managing director ...

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New York considers Uniform Bar Exam (access required)

The New York State Board of Law Examiners is considering the adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam, a move that would make it easier for lawyers in more than a dozen other states, including Idaho, to work in the Empire ...

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Simpson brings back plan for heavier trucks (access required)

For the second straight session of Congress, Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson has introduced a plan to allow heavier trucks on Idaho interstates. The legislation would allow trucks on Idaho to weigh up to 129,000 pounds. The current limit is 105,500 ...

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The era of the Nampa Court Annex will end in summer (access required)

Canyon County will be seeking buyers for its Nampa Court Annex once summer comes around. At that time, the three courtrooms will move to the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell and the Nampa annex will be vacated and put on ...

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ISU is producing isotopes for medical researchers (access required)

Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center has developed new accelerators that are now producing a steady supply of a potential cancer-fighting isotope to medical researchers. One of the leading researchers at ISU said that producing and selling the isotope, copper-67, ...

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Wine is a $169 million industry in Idaho (access required)

Idaho’s 50 wineries had $17 million in revenues in 2013, with a larger overall economic impact of $169 million, according to a new study by Stonebridge Research Group for the Idaho Wine Commission. The study shows that the number of ...

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Idaho Falls land gift will result in new park (access required)

Idaho Falls plans to build a park on 11.8 acres of undeveloped, riverfront property donated to the city by brothers Stafford and Woody Smith, local real estate development firm Ball Ventures and the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls. The heritage ...

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