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American announces nonstop flights between Boise and Chicago

American Airlines will start flying nonstop flights between Boise Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on July 5, the airport announced. American’s one daily departure will give Boise three daily departures, along with two by United Airlines, to O’Hare, which ...

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Task force sets out to improve Idaho’s workforce (access required)

There’s no clear-cut path for students when it comes to technology jobs. But the Governor’s Workforce Development Task Force is hoping to hone in on some of the best options for building a strong workforce. The task force met with trade ...

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Firm takes action to improve employees’ work-life balance (access required)

Employees at PAE Engineers Inc. in Portland, Ore. can now take up to six weeks of leave at full pay if they gain a child through birth, adoption or foster placement. The “wellness leave” also will be available to employees ...

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Idaho’s hotel boom swoops into Burley (access required)

Burley could have three hotels under construction this year, which would increase the number of branded hotel rooms in the eastern Magic Valley by 63 percent. A Burley orthopedic surgeon plans to build a 90-room Holiday Inn Express next to ...

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Roof collapses lead to losses at onion processing sites in eastern Oregon, Idaho

Snow buildup has caused the roofs of about 18 onion storage and packing facilities to collapse in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. Roof collapses in the Treasure Valley have wiped out 25 percent of the region’s total onion processing capacity, ...

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2017 will be the year of the new area code for Idaho

Idaho phone users will start being assigned a new area code, 986, in late summer this year. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will assign the prefixes to new phone numbers all over the state, not in specific geographic areas, said ...

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Boise siblings launch new social media site (access required)

Cole Smith had never been able to use social media accounts quite the way he wanted. Apps like Facebook and Twitter allowed him to follow topics and people he wanted, but mixed all of his interests into one news feed where ...

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Trailhead to double in size, build home for code school

The shared co-working space for entrepreneurs in downtown Boise, Trailhead, is about to double in size. Trailhead opened in Boise in April 2015 in order to help incubate startups and to build a culture of entrepreneurship. Today, Trailhead has more ...

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Construction industry celebrates, hobnobs at Idaho Top Projects awards event

Close to 200 people representing all facets of the construction industry – including contractors, engineers, architects, developers and owners – gathered to honor Idaho’s Top Projects at an awards event. The event took place Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Owyhee ...

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Paid family leave benefits rising in some sectors, regions

The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States’ status as the only industrialized nation without any standard for paid time off ...

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