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Idaho National Laboratory is testing a solar-powered bus cooling and ventilating system that could save emissions and money for INL’s fleet of buses. INL tests solar-powered air conditioning for its buses

  By Mike Price East Idaho News IDAHO FALLS — Solar powered buses? We’re not quite there, but solar-powered air conditioning on buses is here. Idaho National Laboratory, in collaboration with Bergstrom Inc., a vehicle climate systems designer, and Motor Coach Industries, has designed a solar-powered bus cooling and ventilating system. The system, demonstrated in
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Jennifer Landon Why a Winning Financial Plan is Multigenerational

  By Jennifer Landon/Financial Planner A great financial plan might begin with an individual or a couple, but it doesn’t end there. A great financial plan also takes into account a spouse, children, grandchildren or anyone else that might be included in your legacy. Currently, we are in the midst of the greatest wealth transfer
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Robert Spendlove Student Loans in America – The Next Debt Crisis?

By Robert Spendlove/Zions Bank’s Economic and Public Policy Officer Household debt is on the rise in America. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt has risen steadily for 11 consecutive quarters. Total household debt is now approaching $13 trillion, and has surpassed the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in 2008. The
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Resume Fiction Study: Half of us know a resumé liar

  Resume Lies On The Rise Nearly Half of Workers Know Someone Who Was Dishonest on Resume Press Release       MENLO PARK, Calif. – What’s the truth about lying on resumes? Almost half of workers (46 percent) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a resume, a
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Stephanie Adams, owner of the Pocatello Pet Lodge, plays with Bay, right, and Benji in the fun room at her business’ new second location. The recently opened “Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too” is at 143 S. 2nd Ave. in Old Town.
Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal Pocatello Pet Lodge opens second location

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Pocatello Pet Lodge is now accepting guests at its new second location. “Pocatello Pet Lodge, Too” recently opened at 143 S. 2nd Ave. in Old Town. The new location is just one block west of the main location at 145 S. 3rd Ave. “We were constantly putting people on a
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Spudnik Equipment Co., a German-owned company in Blackfoot, recently partnered with Idaho State University Continuing Education and Workforce Training to create a registered apprenticeship program. Photo courtesy of Spudnik Equipment Co. ISU and Spudnik cooperate on Blackfoot apprenticeship program

By Stephanie Bachman Idaho State University Do you remember reading fifth-grade history books about journeymen and apprentices? Remember learning that apprentices trained with blacksmiths or seamstresses or tailors, those age-old crafts that have advanced and aren’t as popular nowadays thanks to modern-day robots and machines? You may be surprised that apprenticeships are still quite popular
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Commentary

Jeff Hough Leadership lessons from ‘Sesame Street’

By Jeff Hough Nov. 10, 1969, was the day we first met Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, and Grover. ‘Sesame Street,’ a giant departure from the existing children’s programming, sought to teach children by using educational curriculum and goals as the “script” for each episode. ‘Sesame Street’ has evolved through
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Agriculture

Janna Graham Harvest Time

By Janna Graham/Contributor The fall season has traditionally marked a shift from the hard work of summer into the more reflective and restful winter months. In the past, people focused on enjoying fall’s abundance, as well as harvesting and preserving the plentiful supply of vegetables, fruits, and game that characterize the season.  The work of
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Transportation

Uber Lyft Lyft extends service throughout 32 states

By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts
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Finance/Investment

The Western States Caterpillar expansion in south Pocatello was one project that that was helped with financing from the newly renamed Montana & Idaho CDC. (Photo courtesy of Western States Caterpillar) New Loan Fund to Help Small Businesses in Idaho

Press Release BOISE – The Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation and Capital Matrix have established a new loan fund to provide financing to “nearly bankable” small businesses in Idaho. The fund will allow Montana & Idaho CDC to further increase its lending to startups and existing businesses that cannot access all or part of
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Health care

health insurance Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay
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Manufacturing/Industry

WikiCommons Photo Hecla Reports Labor Strike at Lucky Friday

Business Wire COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho –Hecla Mining Company ( NYSE:HL ) reported the United Steelworkers Union Local 5114 went on strike today at the Company’s Lucky Friday Mine, located in Mullan, Idaho. “We are disappointed in USW Local 5114’s decision to walk out, because this decision benefits no one – not the workers, their families,
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Retail

Stephanie Palagi What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

By Stephanie Palagi Thank you all who attended the Kind Community Kick-Off Celebration last night. What a wonderful way to celebrate kindness in our community. Thank you to our sponsors of The Kind Village Kids Public Art Project:  US Bank Foundation, Partner Steel, The Home Depot, Union Pacific Railroad, City of Pocatello, Kind Community and
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Pack your bags

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   Hikers pause to talk on the Taggert Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service rangers have been citing trespassers into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks while the federal government remains shutdown. Seniors snap up US national park passes before price hike

By Keith Ridler /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass has been
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Services

Jeff Hough What your online profile says about you

By Jeff Hough I know a lot about more about you than you think.  Our world is increasingly moving online and even though you may be resisting it, “Resistance is futile.” Ignore the online world at your own risk because your information is there and how you interact with it says a lot about you.
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Business news

rOrODMIu-720 Mountain Home-based credit union to offer video banking

Pioneer Federal Credit Union Signs On With BankOn Mobile Video To Expand Technology-Driven Branches And Services   MOUNTAIN HOME – You may never have to go into a branch again. Pioneer Federal Credit Union announced Friday it has partnered with BankOn Mobile to offer mobile video banking. It is the first bank in Idaho to
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