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A change of leadership at Idaho Department of Commerce

The Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk is leaving her government post after two years to serve in a new business development position at Idaho Power. Ronk begins work as director of business innovation and development Jan. 2, a spokesman ...

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Universities are working to sweeten stevia’s taste, US yield

Stevia leaves.

University researchers are leading an effort to improve the taste of a natural sweetener, and sweeten its yield in the United States. Michigan State in East Lansing school has received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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Deer hunting limited in Idaho, other states after tough winter

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Hunting guide Mike Clark normally has more than 20 clients lined up each fall for trips deep into Wyoming’s western wilderness to shoot mule deer, prized by hunters for their size and impressive antlers. But unusually cold weather and heavy ...

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Idaho fire marshal suggests review of nursing home codes

An eastern Idaho nursing home destroyed by fire met all applicable fire codes, the Idaho state fire marshal says, but he’s going to recommend those codes be reviewed on a national level. Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl said Nov. 24 that ...

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Meeting will assess impact of opioids in Idaho workplaces

Jean Lockhart, CFO at the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries, at the City Light women's and children facility in 2015.

While the toll of the prescription drug epidemic in society is well-documented, the impact on employers has not been studied closely. To learn more about how prescription drugs affect the workplace, the Idaho Office on Drug Policy and Idaho Industrial ...

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Does cyber insurance pay off? (access required)

Workers using computers.

The potential growth opportunities for the cybersecurity insurance industry seem to be constantly expanding as major businesses face significant breaches. But while insuring data has never been more important, figuring out how the process actually works and who is protected ...

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Electing for more voting security (access required)

Support technician Jeff Hardin performs maintenance on a voting machine at the Oklahoma State Election Board. Photo by Brent Fuchs/The Journal Record

The past year has brought higher attention to voting system security, especially after the FBI determined two state election databases were hacked by foreigners. The use of outdated voting equipment across the U.S. presents serious security and reliability challenges, according ...

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Federal court blocks sheep grazing in eastern Idaho

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A federal court has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Nov. 20 ...

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