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Politics, marches dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

By The Associated Press Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent. Across the country gatherings and parades invite politicians to march and speak on the day that also marks a final hurrah for summer. Here’s a look at how the United States celebrated its Labor
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Lyft extends service throughout 32 states

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Uber Lyft

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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Idaho schools chief seeks boost in education spending

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Sherri Ybarra

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s public schools chief is seeking a 6.8 percent increase in education spending for 2018, describing it as a budget with no surprises and no new initiatives. Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra released her plan Friday. If approved by lawmakers in January, Idaho’s public school funding
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No Boise State bobbleheads this year after 10-year run

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
BSU Bobbleheads

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company that has been producing bobbleheads of Boise State University players and coaches for about a decade says there will be no bobbleheads this year. The Idaho Statesman reports that Meridian, Idaho,-based Jackson Food Stores is ending the run for now after releasing 40 Boise State bobbleheads from 2006
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Employers must redefine STEM to attract future talent, according to new Randstad US data

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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Press Release ATLANTA — In the face of an ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent shortage, Rndstad US conducted a study to uncover key motivations, beliefs and perspectives of STEM-related topics among kids aged 11 to 17. The research shows that despite high interest in STEM studies and confidence in STEM skills at
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Business Spotlight: Eagle Tennis Club

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
ETC indoor tennis

By Mountain America Credit Union Being an entrepreneur is more than just having a great idea. It’s about having the passion to see it through to fruition. Kara Hoge has that passion. About eight years ago, after a bout with breast cancer, Kara was looking for a new way to be active. She decided to
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ISU graduate students help community business

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Students

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — A master’s of business administration course at Idaho State University is giving students an opportunity to use their skills by helping operating businesses. Neil Tocher, a professor and the department chair for the College of Business’ Marketing and Management department, said students take MBA 6628 “Applied Business Solutions” during the
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Harvest Time

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

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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Scammers skip the ‘Do Not Call List.’

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
PhoneStock

Here are a few ways you can protect yourself when scammers don’t play by the Do Not Call rules. By Emily Valla/ BBB Northwest You’re on the Do Not Call list. You are careful where you give out your phone number. Yet, it seems like no matter what you try, scam calls just won’t stop!
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SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon.

By Joyce M. Rosenberg/AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for
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