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Idaho fisheries forecast poor for chinook salmon season

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An early forecast by fisheries managers in Idaho indicates a poor outlook for the upcoming chinook salmon season. A group of federal, state and tribal fisheries managers predicts just over 48,000 spring chinook will return to ...

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Shopko gives up retail footprint in Treasure Valley (access required)

Barely a month into the new year, a major retailer already is calling it quits in the Treasure Valley. The parent company of the discount department store chain Shopko announced Jan. 16 that it has filed for bankruptcy and will close ...

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Bank of Idaho expands to Boise (access required)

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Living up its name, the Bank of Idaho is having a “soft opening” of its first branch in downtown Boise, with its grand opening slated for March, after its remodel is finished. “We have temporary furniture,” said Jeff Newgard, president ...

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Law firms are turning their eyes toward attorneys’ well-being

The legal community’s efforts to help ensure that attorneys stay well, both mentally and physically, has become a movement during the past few years. While there has long been help for attorneys suffering from or at risk for substance abuse, ...

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Avista, Hydro One abandon plans for sale

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane, Washington-based Avista Corp. and Hydro One Ltd. have abandoned plans for the Canadian utility to buy Avista. The Spokesman-Review reports the two companies announced the termination of the proposed $5.3 billion deal Wednesday afternoon. ...

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Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday’s report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 ...

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Affordable housing for seniors opens in Nampa (access required)

Treasure Valley senior citizens have a new, affordable housing option. Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp on Jan. 16 officially opened Colorado Gardens, a housing development for renters age 55-plus, located at 1007 S. Elder St. in Nampa. According to the ...

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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center names new president (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center has a new leader. Andrew Cosentino, vice president of the neurosciences institute and rehabilitation and performance medicine at Swedish Health System in Seattle, now is running the flagship hospital of the Saint Alphonsus Health System. ...

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