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Some employers left short-staffed after visa program changes

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some eastern Idaho businesses are struggling to find seasonal workers under new, stricter visa rules for non-agricultural workers. “It’s been very difficult to deal with,” Mandi Wilkinson, a controller for MD Nursery and Landscaping, told ...

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Local governments learn about cybersecurity protection (access required)

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More than 350 people, ranging from the governor to students, recently attended a free cybersecurity training that emphasized the shared efforts of the public and private sectors. The Fifth Annual Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Summit, held on April 29, was sponsored ...

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Idaho sees big leap on CEO ranking for best states to do business (access required)

The Gem State made the largest improvement on Chief Executive Magazine’s 2019 poll of the best and worst states for business, rising nine spots to No. 19. Ranked as the fastest-growing state in the nation, Idaho is “noted for its quality ...

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Idaho Gives raises nearly $2M

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Nonprofit organizations throughout Idaho banded together on Thursday, May 2, to raise money as part of Idaho Gives. The one-day event brought in nearly $2 million, with more than 12,000 individual donors. A total of 589 nonprofit organizations participated, and ...

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Emmett adds to fiber optic network

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Emmett is continuing to add fiber optic cabling to its city-owned network, and is starting to foresee the time when all city offices and resources are hooked up. At that point, the city can start thinking about how to provide ...

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Idaho Central Credit Union buys property in Pocatello’s Northgate development (access required)

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Idaho Central Credit Union has bought property in a planned Pocatello-area development, but doesn’t have specific plans for the property yet. “The property is 1.58 acres,” said Laura Smith, director of public relations for the Chubbuck-based credit union, the largest ...

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Manufacturer unveils expansion; plans more jobs to Mountain Home

Inventive LLC, a Mountain Home-based manufacturer of towing truck products, cargo racks and windshields for off-road vehicles and fishing gear, will expand its operations, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2021. The company will invest a projected $14 million ...

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Boise among Forbes’ best places to retire

People looking to put down roots in their Golden Years might want to consider the City of Trees. Forbes Magazine’s new ranking of Best Places to Retire in 2019 notes that Boise “offers both affordability and a high quality of ...

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