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Boise city council president announces she’ll run for mayor

Boise City Council President Lauren McLean has announced she’ll challenge longtime Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in the November election. McLean in the announcement Monday says she’s frustrated with how the city is handling growth and what she says is a ...

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Export-Import Bank regains functioning board (access required)

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A confirmation logjam that had stymied international business lending since 2015 was finally broken recently when the Senate voted to confirm three new members of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, giving the organization a quorum. “The Senate ...

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Jet Health buys Boise home health firm (access required)

A California-based home health provider has purchased a Boise home health and hospice company. Jet Health, an Irvine, California-headquartered regional provider of home health services, on May 8, said it had acquired First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an ...

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ICOM names interim dean to replace outgoing dean (access required)

Dr. Kevin Wilson has been appointed interim dean of Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian following the resignation of founding Dean Dr. Robert Hasty last week. Hasty announced May 3 that he will leave Idaho’s first medical school after ...

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U.S. Bank closing more branches, but not in Idaho (access required)

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While U.S. Bank CEO Andy Cecere has said that he expects the bank to close 10% to 15% of its branches, or about 450 branches nationwide, it’s unlikely that any of them will be in Idaho. “There are no more ...

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Idaho company’s Cuba tours popular despite Trump ‘crackdown’

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast. They navigate the tight pathways made by these saline-loving trees, admiring long-legged ...

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‘Internet of Things’ introduces possibilities, perils, attorney warns (access required)

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The Internet of Things (IoT) — the trend toward embedding computer-enabled sensors into other products — offers a massive potential for data and analysis, but it introduces massive vulnerabilities as well that businesses must prepare for. “Putting a computer into everything turns ...

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Allred, Otter join to promote civil discourse program

Former political rivals Keith Allred and C.L. “Butch” Otter will join forces on Friday to discuss a new program aimed at finding positive common ground across partisan lines. Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse ...

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