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Where’s the line? Theme parks aiming to eliminate them

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Mike Schneider/Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it’s time to enter the ride. Universal is leading the theme-park charge into “virtual
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FDIC Enhances Tool to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

FDIC Press Release The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced enhancements to its Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum that provide new information and resources to help older adults and their caregivers avoid financial exploitation through fraud and scams. Money Smart for Older Adults identifies common types of elder financial exploitation, such as imposter
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UK Parliament gives government power to begin EU exit

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Jill Lawless/Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain lurched closer to leaving the European Union Monday when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc. But in a blow to May’s government, the prospect of Scotland’s exit from the United Kingdom suddenly appeared nearer, too.
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Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
A combine sits in a field off Highway 91 waiting for the rain to stop so harvest can resume. Untimely rains this summer have delayed harvest, and in some cases damaged wheat, hay and barley crops in Eastern Idaho.
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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Some wheat farmers in the northwest are considering switching crops as prices slip below the break-even mark. Soft white wheat and club wheat — two varieties commonly grown in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho — were selling for $4.67 to $4.90 a bushel last week, according to the U.S. Department
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Sun Valley Resort to remodel and expand Sun Valley Inn

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials approved a request by Sun Valley Resort to remodel the Sun Valley Inn and expand it by 17,000 square feet. The Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commission signed off on the plan Thursday, the Idaho Mountain Express reported (http://bit.ly/2no6c54). The project will include renovating guest rooms and is expected
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Idaho interests divided on NAFTA’s effect

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Zach Kyle, The Post Register When David Snyder, the vice president of global business development for Glanbia Foods, travels from his Twin Falls office to Mexico this week, he expects his conversations with partner companies and colleagues in Glanbia’s Mexico office to share a common topic: the fate of NAFTA. President Donald Trump has
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Idaho, again, ranks in Bottom 10 for total tax collections, per capita spending

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Bill Dentzer, The Idaho Statesman Just in time for a possible end-of-session tax debate in the Idaho Legislature, the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation has released its 2017 comparison of state tax data that lists Idaho in the middle to low end in most categories of tax rates and collections. Among leading measures, the tax
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Idaho’s Over-the-Year Job Growth Tops Nation; Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

Press Release Idaho led the nation with a seasonally adjusted over-the-year (January 2016 – January 2017) job growth of 27,500 jobs and a growth rate of 4 percent – the fastest growth rate in the country. Year-over-year, all of Idaho’s major industry sectors experienced job gains.  Construction led the way with 4,500 new jobs, up
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Hemorrhaging the highly skilled: Task Force considers how Idaho can attract highly skilled workers

Mar 8th, 2017 | By
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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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