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Zip Kit Homes expands to Pocatello bringing 20 new jobs

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
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By Journal Staff  POCATELLO — Bannock Development Corporation announced Thursday the expansion decision of Zip Kit Homes into the Pocatello/Chubbuck community. Zip Kit builds modular homes in Utah and has outgrown its current capacity. The decision to move into Eastern Idaho was based on Pocatello/Chubbuck’s skilled workforce, excellent locations, transportation systems and proximity to specific
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$1.8 million in insurance claims paid out in Idaho last year because of dog bites

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
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NW Insurance Council press release BOISE – For many households, dogs are a source of loyal and unconditional love and are, in most cases, “man’s best friend”. On the other hand, dogs also contribute to a substantial number of insurance claims. As part of Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 9-15), insurers are encouraging dog owners
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Proposed med school goes before accreditation board again

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school in Idaho may have to delay its opening date a year if a national accreditation agency does not sign off on its plans this month. That could postpone other projects, including a proposed $3 million expansion to Idaho State University’s anatomy
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Airlines often oversell flights, end up bumping passengers

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
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By David Keonig ,  AP Airlines Writer United Airlines booted 3,765 passengers off flights last year just because it sold more tickets than there were seats on the plane, but none of those got as much attention as the man who was dragged off a plane in Chicago over the weekend. Video posted on Facebook showed
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Idaho employers to pay the cost of political infighting

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of the 2017 session. Officials from the Idaho Department of Labor and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s office had
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ISU business students dominate at Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge, win $30,050

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
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By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000. Three other teams from ISU also won awards over the weekend. ISU’s College of Business students were one of eight university teams at
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Stocks mixed as markets, and Idaho, await Trump’s China visit

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
Gov. C.L. "Buch" Otter led a delegation of Idaho business leaders to China in November, building opportunities for exports. 
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Journal Staff and Associated Press Reports SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. car sales data contributed to a bleak day on Wall Street. Investors are cautiously awaiting President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president later this week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent to
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Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to penalize the state after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to amputations and other serious injuries and even some prisoners’ deaths. In a series of documents filed in federal
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GOP lawmakers to launch Idaho Freedom Caucus

Mar 28th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers say they are starting a new legislative caucus made up of Idaho’s most conservative House members. GOP Reps. Mike Kingsley of Lewiston and Bryan Zollinger of Idaho Falls announced Monday that they are launching the Idaho Freedom Caucus. The group is based loosely on a similar group in
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Trump takes aim at Obama’s efforts to curb global warming

Mar 28th, 2017 | By
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By Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin/ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to
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