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Idaho June Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.1 Percent

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
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Press Release Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in June to 3.1 percent, further squeezing an already tight labor market. June’s unemployment drop is the result of more than 2,000 Idahoans exiting the workforce or ending their work search. Total employment dropped by nearly 700 while the total number of
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State employment task force issues findings

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
Scott Stephens teaches one of his classes at Idaho State University. The classes focus on workforce development. (Photo by Laura Soldati)

Press Release BOISE – An employer-driven task force appointed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to study how Idaho can do a better job of developing the educated, skilled workforce that businesses need is calling for more state investment in training programs, more engagement by industry and more focus on proven strategies.  The 17-member Workforce Development
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Eclipse Art & Neon Sign Walk set downtown Aug. 18

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
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By Stephanie Palagi On Friday, Aug. 18, Old Town Pocatello will be hosting a special event in conjunction with the eclipse that will be taking place on Aug. 21.  The Eclipse Art & Neon Sign Walk will be an exciting event to bring visitors to Old Town for the evening. We are inviting visitors and
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Pocatello meetings to focus on impacts of eclipse viewers

Jun 27th, 2017 | By

By City of Pocatello POCATELLO — The Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 may be to the north of Pocatello, but that doesn’t mean the Gate City won’t feel its impact. Over the course of the summer, the city of Pocatello will be hosting a series of town hall meetings with local businesses and the
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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
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By Sam Hananel/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were unanimous
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Idaho May Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.2 Percent

Jun 19th, 2017 | By
In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. U.S. employers accelerated their hiring in June, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, the Labor Department reported, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Idaho Department of Labor Press Release Unemployment rate drops, but labor force participation also drops to the lowest it’s been in Idaho since 1976. Month over month, Pocatello lost jobs as Boise grew. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month in May to 3.2 percent, underscoring the increased pressure among Idaho
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Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Jun 16th, 2017 | By
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By Anick Jesdanun/Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals. The deal unites the online juggernaut with the grocery store chain that fell
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Report: No revenue spike for Idaho so far from Amazon deal

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho tax revenues didn’t spike during the first month of collecting online sales tax on internet purchases from Amazon, according to the most recent revenue forecast report. Earlier this year, the giant e-commerce company announced it had struck a deal with the Idaho State Tax Commission
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Police to pay bar owners $17K in liquor license settlement

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police will pay $17,000 to two bar owners in southwest Idaho who had their liquor license suspended for hosting a burlesque show. The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2t3VjIz ) reports that Shannon Fairchild and Levi Burden, a couple who own The Intersection in New Meadows, sued the Idaho State Police hoping
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Idaho woman seeks compensation for leveled home

Jun 13th, 2017 | By

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman rented her home to a man she thought had plans to buy it. He instead demolished it. Shammie Fisher is fighting in court to get compensation for her ruined Boise home. Idaho Supreme Court sided with Fisher in May in her appeal of a lower-court ruling that her
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