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New store coming to Pine Ridge Mall

Apr 27th, 2017 | By
The Pine Ridge Mall announced the addition of Shoe Dept. Encore Thursday. The 12,000 square feet addition will be one of the mall's larger non-anchor tenants.

By Sarah Glenn CHUBBUCK — Five now-shuttered storefronts at the Pine Ridge Mall are getting a new long-term lease tenant at the end of 2017. Shoe Dept. Encore will offer shoes for every size and every age, along with handbags and accessories. “With 1,123 stores operating nationwide and a focus on local community activities, Shoe
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Idaho job growth slows, unemployment still on the decline

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
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BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Labor says preliminary estimates show the state’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in March to 3.5 percent. The state also saw a slow in job growth to 2.7 percent last month. Burley Economic Development Director Doug Manning tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/2pTP9d0 ) that he thinks everyone in the
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Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
The Chobani plant in Twin Falls. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he’s not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. Jones, in a video posted on his Youtube channel Tuesday, said with no proof that billionaire George Soros was behind the lawsuit. Soros, who Jones called
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C of I receives 2017 Best Value School Award

Apr 26th, 2017 | By

Press Release CALDWELL – The College of Idaho’s dedication to providing students with a top-dollar education at a fair price has received national recognition, with the C of I earning a 2017 Best Value School Award. The award, which is issued by University Research & Review, recognizes not only affordability, but also the value students
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Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Apr 24th, 2017 | By
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and CEO of Chobani announces the new paid family leave policy to employees in New York Wednesday.

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the
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BSU head football coach eligible for bigger bonuses

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University’s head football coach Bryan Harsin, the highest paid employee on Idaho’s payroll, is eligible for bigger bonuses under a newly amended contract approved Thursday. The Idaho State Board of Education unanimously agreed to up how much Harsin can make in bonuses each year. The
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Idaho conservation group files complaint against waste pit

Apr 20th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant. The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/2oACewp ) reports that the Idaho Conservation League has raised concerns that Sorrento Lactalis may be violating the state’s waste-disposal and groundwater-protection regulations.
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Trade association lauds Idaho’s stance on sharing economy

Apr 17th, 2017 | By
A sample of Air BnB Listings in Pocatello.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO – Idaho recently relaxed it regulations on the sharing economy and business innovation watchdogs took notice. In early April, the Consumer Technology Association labeled the Gem State as one of three leading the nation in disruptive innovation. Rhode Island and Arizona were the other states recognized for championing the
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Grand Targhee resumes development plans after nine-year hiatus

Apr 14th, 2017 | By

By Julia Tellman Teton Valley News Staff In 2008 the Teton County, Wyoming Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved Grand Targhee Resort’s master plan outlining the future of the base area. Then the bottom fell out of the economy. Instead of throwing resources into development, Grand Targhee hunkered down and weathered the storm. Now skier
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Bar owners continue with suit against Idaho’s liquor laws

Apr 14th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Krues/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bar owners in southwest Idaho say they are moving forward with their lawsuit against the state despite Idaho lawmakers tweaking the same liquor laws that prompted the legal action. Idaho law currently bans serving alcohol during nude or sexually explicit live performances. However, the Legislature amended that
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