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Workforce program pairs teachers with tech firms

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on July 11, 2019 Penni Aufderheide works with 3D and virtual reality programs at the Boise startup Blocksmith. A Jerome teacher is spending her summer wearing VR headsets and working with 3D graphics at a Boise ...

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Construction begins on Valor Pointe apartments (access required)

Homeless veterans will have a better chance to get back on their feet thanks to a 27-unit apartment complex planned for the corner of State and Fargo streets. A groundbreaking ceremony to herald the start of work on the $6.2 million Valor ...

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Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information of roughly half of the U.S. population. ...

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US home construction slips 0.9% to 1.25 million in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction slipped last month as an uptick in the building of single-family homes was offset by a big drop in apartment construction. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that construction was started at a seasonally adjusted ...

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St. Luke’s Nampa starts new residency program (access required)

NAMPA – The fast-growing Gem State may be leading the way on several fronts, but the state comes up short on the number of doctors serving its growing population. Helping to bridge that gap in a small but meaningful way, ...

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Pilots group names BOI “airport of the year” (access required)

When it comes to safety, Boise Airport has just gotten a thumbs up from the largest airline pilot union in the world. At its 65th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association International named BOI as ...

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Idaho governor wants more cuts to state regulations

Idaho Gov. Brad Little and other top Republican elected officials said Friday that pruning thousands of pages of administrative rules could become standard practice each year. Little, House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, all Republicans, ...

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Some Idaho Hispanic groups worry census outreach falls short

With six months left before the 2020 census and no additional state funding for outreach, some Idaho groups are feeling the crunch to put together a plan to make sure everyone is counted. Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs Executive Director ...

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