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OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging

California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a ...

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AGC bestows SIR award on longtime member (access required)

Idaho Associated General Contractors honored a longtime member with a SIR Award during the organization’s annual banquet, which was held at the Boise Centre on Dec. 6. Evan Goodwin, one of the owners of Sunroc Construction, was given the highest ...

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Idaho State University receives $2 million from Albertson Foundation to expand CTE (access required)

photo of isu computerized machining program

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is donating $2 million to the Idaho State University College of Technology capital campaign to help renovate a building on the Pocatello campus in which to consolidate some of its career technical education (CTE) ...

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Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas (access required)

California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday ...

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Firms have financial options after disaster

Too often businesses hit by disaster – whether a natural disaster or a man-made occurrence – will close permanently. But with adequate planning – and some help from financial institutions – closure can be avoided. Lenders said that a business ...

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Businesses step up to help launch Children’s Museum of Idaho (access required)

Children in the Treasure Valley have a new place to play, explore and become inspired. The nonprofit Children’s Museum of Idaho, almost a dozen years in the making, opened to the public Dec. 2 at 290 S. Progress Ave. in ...

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Gov.-elect Little names budget chief

Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his budget chief. Little in a news release Wednesday named Alex Adams as the next administrator of the Idaho Division of Financial Management. Adams is currently the executive director of the Idaho State Board of ...

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NY City Council holds contentious hearing on Amazon

New York City Council members grilled Amazon executives about the company’s plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times by jeering protesters. The council members, who have no vote ...

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