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WeVorce keeping HQ in California, but plans Idaho growth (access required)

WeVorce, a technology company promoting a new model of amicable divorce, got its start in Boise but will stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. Co-founder Michelle Crosby moved west to participate in the Y Combinator, a renowned three-month-long Silicon ...

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Simple fly fishing rod gets funded on Kickstarter (access required)

Boisean Drew Hollenback has raised $8,500 so far from the crowdfunding website Kickstarter for a lightweight telescoping fishing rod called Tenkara that’s based on a Japanese fishing style. The rod has a fixed line and doesn’t have a reel, so ...

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Portland startup aiming to improve quality and reduce costs of LEDs (access required)

Commercial building owners spend a lot of money on lighting. In 2003, the most recent year for which data is available, buildings in America consumed approximately $108 billion worth of energy, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Buildings Consumption ...

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Micron cuts jobs after purchase of Japanese firm

Executives with Micron Technology Inc. are taking steps to cut about 5 percent of the company’s workforce in offices, fabrication facilities and research labs in Idaho and across the world. The cuts were announced starting Aug. 7 and come in ...

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Startup accelerator coming to Boise this fall (access required)

A new startup accelerator could match mentors with new companies in Boise this fall. The accelerator is being created by Pat Lawless, who also founded Startup Boise this year. Lawless, the president and CEO of VoxBright Technologies, has worked with ...

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DOL changes will revamp online job tools (access required)

Career development professionals who use the Department of Labor’s online tools will see some changes this year as the department makes technological updates.

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CenturyLink reaches deal with union, avoids strike in Idaho, western states

CenturyLink and its largest union have announced a deal that could avoid a strike of 11,000 workers in 13 mostly western states, which threatened to disrupt phone and Internet service for millions of consumers. The proposed agreement reached July 30 ...

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