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Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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Groups say central Idaho mine leaking pollution into river

An environmental group and environmental law firm say they’ll file a lawsuit against the state of Idaho if Idaho officials continue what the groups say are violations of the Clean Water Act at an abandoned mine in central Idaho. The ...

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Grant aids University of Idaho biofuel program

A University of Idaho researcher has been awarded more than $750,000 to study biofuels. Tara Hudiburg, assistant professor with the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, was awarded the grant to study biofuel sustainability. She is a co-principal investigator and will ...

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Idaho’s legislative leaders push for special session

Legislative leaders announced May 30 that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter might call a special legislative session to address a water battle that has been building in southwestern Idaho. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said all stakeholders have reached an ...

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Local governments a growing target for cyberattacks (access required)

A major cyberattack on the city of Atlanta, Georgia in March shut down city computers for five days, exposing critical vulnerabilities in the government system. Just days later, Baltimore was hit with a separate ransomware attack that required 911 dispatchers ...

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Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now

Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald’s to raise her kids. When she left, restaurants didn’t have kiosks to take orders, people didn’t use smartphones to pay, ...

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Survey: US businesses add a solid 178,000 jobs in May (access required)

U.S. businesses added 178,000 jobs in May, according to a survey, a solid total but below the average monthly gains accumulated over the winter. Payroll processor ADP said May 30 that hiring was strong in construction, education and health care, ...

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Third time’s the charm for an Idaho Women’s Business Center? (access required)

photo of women's business center workshop

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is trying again to pay for the creation of a Women’s Business Center in Idaho, after two unsuccessful launches. The agency announced on May 8 that a $150,000 grant was available for a nonprofit ...

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