Regional News

Idaho DOL gets grant to help long-term unemployed find work

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
New Year’s Eve found a group of people trying to locate new jobs at the Pocatello Department of Labor Employment Resource Center. Extended unemployment benefits for about 6,300 Idahoans ended last week.

Journal Staff The Idaho Department of Labor was awarded a $1.09 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to improve the process of connecting dislocated workers, unemployment insurance claimants, the long-term unemployed and other job seekers to all available services. Idaho is one of more than 40 states and territories receiving funds from the Reemployment &
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US wants to build Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By

By KEITH RIDLER,  Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships through at least 2060. The new facility is needed to keep nuclear-powered aircraft
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HHS awards $398,026 to expand Idaho behavioral health workforce

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

HHS Press Release The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $398,026.00 in awards to 2 training programs to increase the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors in Idaho.  Nationally, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are funding
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Idaho unemployment rates holds at 3.8 percent

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By the Idaho Department of Labor BOISE – Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent in August. Nationally the unemployment rate also held steady at 4.9 percent. For the sixth time this year, Idaho was No. 1 in the nation for over-the-year job growth in August. An additional 22,000 jobs – a 3.3
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Idaho Department of Labor Receives $2.5 Million to Help Youth with Disabilities Become Employed

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By The Idaho Department of Labor The Idaho Department of Labor has received a $2.5 million grant to help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities ages 14-24. The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will be used to provide more training opportunities, build community partnerships and help youth transition from school to employment.
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Canyon Pipe & Supply opening in Rigby

Sep 15th, 2016 | By
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RIGBY –  Canyon Pipe & Supply is a family owned and operated wholesale plumbing distributor with six locations in Arizona. In September, they will be expanding the company into Idaho. “This year marks our 35th anniversary and we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with the Idaho market,” said Dana Hammack, a spokesperson for the
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Boise business named to the Inc. 5000 List

Sep 15th, 2016 | By
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Journal Staff BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Ben Kinney Companies (BKC) and Brivity, a company within BKC’s tech division, are pleased to have been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list. The list is an annual ranking of the fast-growing private companies in the United States. Ben Kinney Companies’ real estate division, including the Ben Kinney Real
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Buy Idaho celebrates 30 years

Sep 15th, 2016 | By
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Journal Staff BOISE –Buy Idaho, Inc. is a not-for-profit, membership association, founded in October, 1986. The organization will celebrate its’ 30th anniversary on October 13th, in the newly constructed addition Boise Centre East. The day includes a trade show, luncheon, guest speakers and a reception. The tradeshow will open at 11am and will highlight over
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Yellowstone National Park top official to retire

Sep 15th, 2016 | By

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park’s deputy superintendent is set to retire after four decades with the National Park Service. Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2coPdQe ) that Steven Iobst, who was appointed to the position in August 2011, will retire at the end of the month. In his role as deputy superintendent, Iobst has
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BLM approves new geothermal project in Idaho

Sep 15th, 2016 | By
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BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have approved the first geothermal project on Idaho’s public land since the 1980s. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/2ccW8Lc ) that the Burley Bureau of Land Management has given the go-ahead for Walker Ranch Energy’s geothermal project, which will include a plant about 13 miles south of Malta. The power plant
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