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Boise State hopes to cash in on national exposure (access required)

Boise State University officials were preparing Tuesday to ramp up a marketing and fundraising campaign that they hope will capitalize on the school’s unprecedented national exposure after a thrilling underdog victory in the Fiesta Bowl. If the increases in enrollment ...

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Transformer-sharing agreement approved (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a request by Idaho Power to enter into a transformer-sharing agreement with 43 other electric utilities in the nation. If a terrorist attack disables one or more utility substations, participating utilities would provide ...

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Legislative preview (access required)

I just returned from the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise, where leaders in the Idaho Legislature spoke about the upcoming session. (Thanks to the Associated Press for hosting the forum.) No real surprises, but it’s clear that Idaho business owners ...

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Excited for the new Microsoft Office (access required)

The latest version of Microsoft Office, the workhorse of the business community, will arrive at the end of the month. The first reviews are starting to appear, and it looks like a radical redesign … Microsoft has eliminated the menu ...

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Air Quality Council seeks comments on final recommendations (access required)

The Treasure Valley Air Quality Council is seeking public comments on its final draft plan. The 107-page document includes data, research and statistics regarding air quality standards, forecast for future air emissions, options for improving air quality, and conclusions and ...

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On leadership (access required)

(photo from BroncoSports.com) The world has plenty of hard workers and trained managers. We lack leaders. We do not have enough people who know how to inspire others to raise their standards. We do not have enough people who inspire ...

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State moves to online W-2 filing (access required)

A new Idaho State Tax Commission service enables employers to file W-2 tax forms online. Employers can file W-2s for free at www.tax.idaho.gov, a Tax Commission news release said. To submit W-2 withholding statements, employers should go to the “Electronic ...

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Washington raises minimum wage, Idaho border towns feel squeeze (access required)

James Randall lives in Moscow and goes to school at the University of Idaho. But for 30 hours a week, he crosses the border into Pullman to work as a pizza delivery driver. That’s because Washington’s minimum wage is more ...

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Get well soon, J.R. (access required)

Idaho billionaire J.R. Simplot is in the hospital after falling and hitting his head after the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. He’s in intensive care at a Phoenix hospital, according to JR Simplot Company spokesman Fred Zerza. In 2001, ...

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Hosac Co. reveals new plan for CCDC property (access required)

The Hosac Co. plans to construct two buildings if the company is chosen to develop property owned by Capital City Development Corp. near the Boise Public Library. CCDC is weighing two proposals — one by The Hosac Co. and one ...

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