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Hemorrhaging the highly skilled: Task Force considers how Idaho can attract highly skilled workers

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Professor Elizabeth Damstrom instructs Idaho Sate University nursing students from left Alyson Bergeson, Danny Piranfar, Amber Walker and Megan Hochstein during their labs.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal Each new school year, Dr. Jennifer Hackwith looks into 30 new faces and sees anticipation, excitement and, maybe, a little fear. As Idaho State University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Coordinator, Hackwith oversees these students as they jump into Idaho’s only fast track nursing degree program. In a little more than a year,
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Businesses Impacted by Severe Snowfall may be Eligible for Assistance

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

Press Release BOISE – The State of Idaho is seeking information from small non-farm businessesin Ada, Adams, Canyon, Custer, Owyhee, Payette and Washington Counties whose operations and ability to conduct business were disrupted by an extreme snowfall event beginning December 22, 2016 through January 21, 2017. This information will determine whether impacted businesses would be
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Most American buyers not ready for driverless cars

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   Idaho drivers are among the luckiest in terms of low licensing fees, insurance costs and other car related expenses.

Press Release BOISE – Despite the prospect that autonomous vehicles will be safer, more efficient, and more convenient than their human-driven counterparts, three in four U.S. drivers (78%) say they aren’t confident of sharing the road with driverless vehicles. Not yet, at least. Findings in the new AAA survey mirror those from a similar 2016
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Franklin Building supply seeking submissions for High School Hero Award

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

Press Release BOISE – Franklin Building Supply is recognizing outstanding High School students throughout Idaho and Northern Nevada once again, and is asking the community to nominate deserving candidates for their spring 2017 High School Hero Award. Nominees will be judged on the basis of multiple achievements including grade point average, academic activities, school related
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St. Patrick’s Day Spending to Reach $5.3 Billion, Highest in Survey History

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
WikiMedia

Press Release WASHINGTON – Americans will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, the National Retail Federation said today. According to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending for St. Patrick’s Day is expected to reach $5.3 billion, an all-time
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Mexican Imports to Idaho

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Mexican Imports


SBA Tools Can Help Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Rob McMinn

By Rob McMinn, Pocatello Financial Center Manager Zions Bank Approximately 97 percent of businesses in Idaho qualify as small businesses. They play a fundamental role by helping to build the economy and create jobs. Small businesses — defined as those with fewer than 500 workers — start up at a rate of over 500,000 per
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Tax Savings

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

By Jennifer Landon/Journey Financial Services I know people dread tax season, but I didn’t realize the extent of that dread until I read the results of a 2016 WalletHub Survey. According to the data, 27 percent of Americans would rather get an IRS tattoo than pay taxes. Another 11 percent would prefer to spend three
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Access to Good Food

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham/Pocatello Co-op Outreach Coordinator  In normal usage, we use “good” to describe food with a pleasing taste.  Although personal preferences vary, fat, salt, and sugar taste good to most of us, to the point where it seems little else matters about the food products we consume.  Junk food and drinks are comfortingly abundant
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Most Americans don’t know how much sugar is healthy

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
Sugar Survey INfographic

Journal Staff SAN FRANCISCO — Healthline.com has completed a survey of over 3,000 Americans on their attitudes, habits and knowledge on the effects of sugar on the body. Using the American Heart Association’s recommended daily allowances for sugar consumption as a reference point, Healthline’s survey found that most people are eating too much sugar but
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