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General solicitation rules open doors, but not always to a prize (access required)

Though the most highly anticipated aspect of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act – equity crowd funding – hasn’t taken effect, new rules on general solicitation promise to connect businesses with investors they haven’t previously had access to. The Securities ...

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Enrollment drops at Boise State, U of I

Enrollment is down at University of Idaho and Boise State University, though U of I saw an uptick in the number of first-year students and Boise State’s retention rates are up. According to news releases, Boise State’s enrollment is down ...

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Bonner County taps emergency money to fight federal lawsuit

Bonner County commissioners have declared a financial emergency to allow the county to use money from a contingency account to fend off a federal lawsuit. Commissioners made the decision Oct. 16  so the county can use money in the justice ...

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Gynii Gilliam leaves Department of Commerce (access required)

Top Idaho Department of Commerce official Gynii Gilliam is leaving the state’s business agency. Gilliam was leading the department’s recently reconfigured business expansion division. The state agency is going through restructuring that included eliminating two top-level positions, though Director Jeff ...

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Auction set for defunct Hoku plant in Pocatello

An auction for the Hoku Materials Plant is set for Oct. 23 and 24 in eastern Idaho. The Idaho State Journal reports  in a story on Oct. 11 that San Diego, Calif.-based Heritage Global Partners has been contracted as the ...

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Shootings raise awareness of workplace security concerns (access required)

Reports of several mass shootings this year have raised awareness of danger in the workplace. While it’s impossible to prepare fully for violence, security companies and police say the proper training can help managers reduce the risk. There have been ...

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