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Idaho company faces fines in employee’s fatal bear mauling

An Idaho company is facing a proposed $15,000 in fines after its 31-year-old employee Adam Stewart was killed in a Teton Wilderness bear mauling. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering ...

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Visitors Bureau chief wants to diversify, increase budget (access required)

The new head of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau wants the organization to expand its income beyond two hotel tax-based sources. Carrie Westergard, who started working at the agency in January, said she would like to “turn over every ...

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After landing contract, AmeriBen will start hiring

After landing its largest contract to date, benefits administrator AmeriBen will be adding at least 100 new jobs at its Meridian headquarters. The company hopes to fill the jobs in the the next three months. Marketing supervisor Cathy Summers said ...

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SBA lending is up sharply in Idaho (access required)

Banks and other lenders have completed 90 more U.S. Small Business Administration loans since October, compared to the previous year, a 46 percent increase that bankers say is due to improved economic and lending conditions. Lenders have made $95.6 million ...

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Drawing on experience to make a better iPhone case (access required)

Boise phone company Sahara Case has drawn on its experience in the phone business to make its thin cases, which include a glass cover for touch screens and a special hood that they say improves smartphone cameras. Brothers Paul and ...

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Idaho attorney general settles case against Sprint, Verizon (access required)

About 50,000 Idaho Sprint customers and 125,000 Verizon customers will be able to seek refunds from the telephone companies after the Idaho attorney general’s office reached a settlement with the two over a case involving unauthorized third-party charges. Idaho joined ...

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ATK separates outdoor, aerospace companies (access required)

A recreational technology company that employs about 1,300 people in northern Idaho has a new name and is building a new headquarters in Utah. Alliant Techsystems Inc., or ATK, spun off its sporting goods business with the new name Vista ...

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Three Idaho health care companies share info to improve health, lower costs (access required)

Primary Health Medical Group and Regence BlueShield of Idaho have started a partnership that will give Primary Health, which runs 14 medical clinics, access to some claims data from Regence, one of Idaho’s three large health insurance companies. A third ...

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A word with Mark Tidd of TitleOne (access required)

Mark Tidd, the CEO of the title and escrow company TitleOne, is still guided by the life lessons he received from his football coaches at Borah High School and the University of Idaho. Those lessons have helped him build TitleOne, ...

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