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Trade association lauds Idaho’s stance on sharing economy

Apr 17th, 2017 | By
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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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New Idaho liquor laws prompts lawsuit from bar owners

Apr 13th, 2017 | By

By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bar owners in southwest Idaho say the state owes them a reimbursement now that lawmakers have tweaked rules surrounding serving alcohol at explicit live performances. Shannon Fairchild and Levi Burden, owners of The Intersection in New Meadows, sued the Idaho State Police earlier this year hoping
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Zip Kit Homes expands to Pocatello bringing 20 new jobs

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
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By Journal Staff  POCATELLO — Bannock Development Corporation announced Thursday the expansion decision of Zip Kit Homes into the Pocatello/Chubbuck community. Zip Kit builds modular homes in Utah and has outgrown its current capacity. The decision to move into Eastern Idaho was based on Pocatello/Chubbuck’s skilled workforce, excellent locations, transportation systems and proximity to specific
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$1.8 million in insurance claims paid out in Idaho last year because of dog bites

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
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NW Insurance Council press release BOISE – For many households, dogs are a source of loyal and unconditional love and are, in most cases, “man’s best friend”. On the other hand, dogs also contribute to a substantial number of insurance claims. As part of Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 9-15), insurers are encouraging dog owners
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Proposed med school goes before accreditation board again

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
Students gather outside the Idaho State University Health Sciences building at the Meridian campus. Idaho’s new for-profit medical school will be based on the campus. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University)

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school in Idaho may have to delay its opening date a year if a national accreditation agency does not sign off on its plans this month. That could postpone other projects, including a proposed $3 million expansion to Idaho State University’s anatomy
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Trump convenes panel on empowering women in business

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that empowering and promoting women in business are priorities in his administration. In a round-table discussion, the president is telling a group of female business owners that his team will work on barriers women face. He says the administration is also trying to make childcare more affordable and
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ISU business students dominate at Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge, win $30,050

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
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By Courtney Johnson POCATELLO — A team of Idaho State University seniors from the College of Business returned from the Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge in Boise with a first-place award and over $15,000. Three other teams from ISU also won awards over the weekend. ISU’s College of Business students were one of eight university teams at
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Stocks mixed as markets, and Idaho, await Trump’s China visit

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
Gov. C.L. "Buch" Otter led a delegation of Idaho business leaders to China in November, building opportunities for exports. 
(Photo Courtesy of The Governor's Office.)

Journal Staff and Associated Press Reports SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. car sales data contributed to a bleak day on Wall Street. Investors are cautiously awaiting President Donald Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president later this week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent to
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