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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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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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Women and Work Conference set Wednesday

Mar 7th, 2017 | By

By Women and Work Conference POCATELLO — This spring over 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools and community members will attend the 17th annual Women and Work Conference, where they learn about occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The conference will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30
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FBI investigating Idaho Falls investment firm

Mar 6th, 2017 | By

By Luke Ramseth, The Post Register On the morning after the November election, FBI agents raided the Idaho Falls headquarters of Yellowstone Partners, a well-established investment adviser with satellite offices around the West and more than $850 million in assets under management. Agents were “conducting court-authorized activity related to an ongoing investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Sandra
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Idaho lawmaker introduces new liquor license reform plan

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 70-year-old system of doling out liquor licenses could get a makeover under legislation introduced Friday in the Idaho House. Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, says that the state’s current system is flawed because it only gives out a single liquor license for every 1,500 residents of
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Idaho Senate panel kills plan to raise smoking age to 21

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to bump Idaho’s legal smoking age from 18 to 21 died Friday when it failed to win enough support among conservative lawmakers wary of curbing individual freedoms. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, would have applied to smoking, chewing tobacco and alternative nicotine
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Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says businesses should have to pay upwards of $300,000 for Idaho liquor license

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

By Betsy Z. Russell ,  Staff Writer, The Spokesman-Review BOISE – It’s time to reform the restrictive liquor license system that’s left some Idaho restaurants on waiting lists for years and driven the price of a liquor license in Coeur d’Alene to $300,000, Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek said Friday. Malek introduced legislation to set
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Christie mentor avoids prison time in United bribery scandal

Mar 6th, 2017 | By

By David Porter/Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former head of one of the nation’s most powerful transportation agencies and a longtime mentor to Gov. Chris Christie was sentenced Monday to four years’ probation and home confinement for pressuring United Airlines to reinstate a money-losing flight route to give him easier access to his
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UK lawmakers to companies: End sexist high-heel dress codes

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
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By Jill Lawless/Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain’s Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes. Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in response to
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