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Utah legislators back plan to declare porn a health crisis

Feb 8th, 2016 | By

By BRADY McCOMBS & MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends
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Vintners say Idaho wine grape quantity down, quality up

Feb 8th, 2016 | By

CALDWELL (AP) — Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties. Total wine grape tonnage in Idaho was down by almost 50 percent in 2015, according to The Capital Press of Salem, Oregon. According to the Idaho Wine Commission, the
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Student entrepreneurs invited to apply for statewide competition

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

Zions Bank press release Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge offering $100,000 in total seed fund prizes   BOISE — Innovators and entrepreneurs at Idaho’s 22 colleges and universities are invited to apply for the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a statewide venture competition that will offer $100,000 in total seed fund prizes.   The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge was launched
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Small increase in customer charges proposed by Rocky Mountain Power

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

BOISE — In planning to meet the electricity needs of customers, Rocky Mountain Power works with customers to help them use electricity more efficiently. The utility promotes energy efficiency and programs that coordinate when electricity is used, as well as reduce overall electrical use to help customers save money. Participation in these programs by Idaho
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UI, ISU, CSI and East Idaho Tech host University Place Career Fair Feb. 17 in Idaho Falls

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff   IDAHO FALLS — The University of Idaho in partnership with Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State University and College of Southern Idaho will be hosting the University Place Career Fair at 1784 Science Center Drive. The fair will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Bennion
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Amy McKinlay joins Idaho Skin Institute in Chubbuck as physician assistant

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

CHUBBUCK — The Idaho Skin Institute, 147 W. Chubbuck Road, announces the addition of Amy McKinlay, PA-C, MPAS, to its growing team of skin care professionals. McKinlay graduated in 2004 from the Idaho State University with a master’s in physician assistant studies and has extensive training and experience in the field of minimally invasive cosmetic
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Chubbuck skating rink up and running after one more obstacle

Feb 4th, 2016 | By
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Greg Johnston races his daughter Ella on the ice at the Capell Park rink recently. Greg Johnston races his daughter Ella on the ice at the Capell Park rink recently.

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Jim DiSanza, president of Chubbuck Pocatello Hockey Association, said it’s been a long time in the works, but since it opened last month, attendance at the new, refrigerated ice rink at Capell Park indicates it was worth the wait. For the past three years, DiSanza and members
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Low wages mean little financial security for Idahoans

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

By Cydney McFarland cmcfarland@journalnet.com Low-income jobs have defined the economic landscape in Idaho, according to a report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, and that is leading to financial strife for residents. Idaho’s low wages have left 45.5 percent of households in a perpetual state of financial insecurity, which, according to the CFED report, means
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SBA taking Emerging Leader applications

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
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By Journal Staff The U.S. Small Business Administration Boise District Office is accepting applications for its 2016 Emerging Leader program in the Boise area. The free education series accepts 17-20 entrepreneurs on the brink of business growth, according to a press release. The intensive education program is described as a mini-Master’s of Business Administration program.
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Study: Idaho is the state most dependent on gun industry

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
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Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Idaho is most dependent on the firearm and ammunition industries, according to a study by WalletHub.com.

By Journal Staff The analysis, conducted by analysts at WalletHub.com, sought to measure how dependent each state in the union (including the District of Columbia) was on the firearms and ammunition industries. Idaho was ranked at the very top of the list, thanks to the state’s large number of firearms-industry jobs, high gun-ownership rate and
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