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Americans and charities: When hearts and wallets don’t match (access required)

This is a story about two recent surveys. In one, conducted by the World Giving Index and published by the Charities Aid Foundation, Americans were found to be among the most charitable people in the world. So how does that ...

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Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over ...

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IBR pays tribute to 50 stellar Idaho Women

For the 13th year, peers, colleagues and mentors nominated outstanding Idaho women for Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Women of the Year. Eighty-four of the nominees applied, sending in detailed applications that included resumes, letters of recommendation and personal statements. The applications ...

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Lawsuit challenges cancellation of farmer fair practice rule

Farmers in Alabama and Nebraska joined with a Nebraska-based fair trade group Dec. 14 to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the agency’s cancellation of an Obama-era plan that would have made it easier for farmers to demand better ...

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Tentative deal approves $216 million for Idaho utility

Idaho officials have reached a tentative agreement approving a utility company’s $216.5 million in relicensing expenses for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 13 said it’s taking ...

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Managing your wealth after you make it to retirement (access required)

When it comes to retirement, most people focus on planning, saving and investing years and even decades before they leave their jobs. Yet they don’t always pay the same attention to how to draw down their wealth prudently after retirement. ...

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US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the ...

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Recovery plans for Snake River salmon, steelhead released

Authorities have released recovery plans for federally protected Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead intended to make sure each species is self-sustaining in the wild. The final plans released Dec. 12 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries include spring ...

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Boise’s meter parking changes start in February

Downtown Boise visitors will likely have to start feeding parking meters on Saturdays and until 8 p.m. on weeknights starting Feb. 1. Mayor David Bieter split a tied City Council vote Dec. 12 on parking meter rate and penalty increases. ...

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