Regional News

AT&T to hire 175 for Boise call center

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By

Associated Press AT&T announced plans on Monday to hire 175 workers for its AT&T DirecTV call center in Boise at 5800 N. Meeker Drive. The new hires will go through a seven-week training program. AT&T, which bought DirecTV in 2015, has more than 1,100 employees in Idaho and has hired more than 200 in Boise
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DOL: Idaho Projected to See Strong Job Growth through 2024

Aug 11th, 2016 | By
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Press Release Idaho’s projected job growth rate is expected to be the sixth fastest in the nation through 2024. The Gem State’s job market is forecast to grow by 20 percent from 2014 through 2024, according to new long-term industry and occupational projections released today by the Idaho Department of Labor. Annually, the projected rate
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Caldwell approves funding areas for $419,000 grant

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Associated Press CALDWELL — The city of Caldwell will spend a big chunk of a $419,000 federal grant on improving its downtown and developing low-income housing options. At a City Council meeting this week, plans spelling out how the city will allocate the Community Development Block Grant were approved after a public hearing was held.
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Widower wins $3.8M liposuction-death case against Eagle doctor

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Source: The Idaho Statesman EAGLE – The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an Eagle doctor and his “med spa” must pay $3.8 million in a lawsuit brought by a man whose wife died after undergoing liposuction. Charles Ballard sued Silk Touch Laser and its owner, anesthesiologist Brian Kerr, for wrongful death and medical malpractice.
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Twin Falls hires new economic development director

Aug 4th, 2016 | By

Source: Times-News Twin Falls TWIN FALLS — The city has signed on its new economic development director, Nathan Murray. Murray, a Boise native, previously worked four years in the mayor’s office of economic development in Provo, Utah. This job included coordinating business development downtown. He’d worked his way into the role after spending two years
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Idaho’s Hispanic Population Increases 2.9 Percent from 2014-2015

Jul 29th, 2016 | By
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Journal Staff Idaho’s Hispanic population grew 2.9 percent between mid-2014 and mid-2015, the same growth rate the state experienced between 2013 and 2014. Hispanics accounted for 12.2 percent of the state’s population in mid-2015, up from 11 percent in 2010. Idaho’s Asian population showed the largest percentage increase at 4.8 percent, but numerically accounted for
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Steve Muse named 2016 Professional of the Year

Jul 28th, 2016 | By
Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal - Steve Muse of Idaho Power was named the 2016 Idaho State Journal Professional of the Year on Wednesday night at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello.

By Shelbie Harris/For the Journal POCATELLO – His career began sorting letters in the mailroom at Idaho Power back in 1996. After climbing the ranks, Steve Muse is Idaho Power’s southeast regional manager for customer relations and the 2016 Idaho State Business Journal’s Professional of the Year recipient. “I’m very honored,” Muse said. “It’s mind-blowing
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Car dealerships rolling: Demand driving expansions for Twin Falls dealers

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Source: The Times News, Twin Falls TWIN FALLS — A desire to attract more buyers is driving expansions for Twin Falls car dealers. For Gary Lynch, a partner of Ruby Mountain Motors, it was all about strategy when the company opened its third location on Addison Avenue West last month. “We just wanted a location
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Solar power financing offered to Idaho Power customers

Jul 18th, 2016 | By
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By Keith Ridler/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Power electrical utility is proposing the construction of a solar power project that would be funded by customers who take out subscriptions to guarantee it gets built. The company recently filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to launch the project on land
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Eye on Boise: Idaho’s sales taxes rank low in national comparison

Jul 11th, 2016 | By

By Betsy Z. Russell,  Staff Writer Spokesman Review The Tax Foundation has released a new ranking of state and local sales taxes, and Idaho ranks at the lower end: 37th. The foundation calculated Idaho’s combined state and local sales tax rates, on average, at 6.03 percent; Idaho’s6 percent sales tax is statewide, and it has
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