Verizon ups its smartphone data download speeds

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — As business moves at the speed of information, our smartphones have become vital and ever-present appendages, connecting us to colleagues, news and entertainment all at the same time. But it takes a lot of bandwidth to accommodate all this smartphone use, and Verizon took note. In August,
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Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Michael Liedtke/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for beleaguered Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to close
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Tourists boost occupancy rates in S.E. Idaho hotels

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
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The occupancy rate at the Red Lion Hotel and other hotels in Pocatello and Southeast Idaho are up this year due in large part to strong business from tourists, according to hotel officials and industry reports.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Southeast Idaho hotel occupancy rates are rising and so are the prices of hotel rooms. But summer travelers didn’t seem to mind. Hotels across the area are reporting a significant increase in their occupancy rates over last year. “We are hitting numbers that we haven’t hit since
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Comparing women to men in Idaho’s economy

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — In the summer of 1919 in Idaho, the racket of automobile engines began to eclipse the clip-clop of horses hooves, the death and destruction of the flu pandemic was still fresh and women had just been given the right to vote. August marks the 96th anniversary of the ratification of
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Soda mine project finishes environmental impact statement

Sep 9th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff SODA SPRINGS — The final environmental impact statement on the proposed Rasmussen Valley phosphate mine located on 468 acres of land 18 miles northeast of Soda Springs has been completed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. The mine and reclamation plan have been proposed by Nu-West Industries doing
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New at the Pine Ridge Mall: Two new retailers announce opening dates, rue21 to expand

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Two stores at the Pine Ridge Mall recently announced opening dates, and a third is remodeling. Discount Tire, top, will open on Oct. 1. And Pro Image Sports, bottom right, will move into the former Aeropostale location on Sept. 15. Further, rue21 is adding 2,600-square-feet of space, as well as a plus-size line as part of a major remodel. (Submitted Photo)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal CHUBBUCK — Customers of rue21 at the Pine Ridge Mall will see a whole new store when it reopens in November. The trendy teen retailer is adding more than 2,600 square feet of retail space, knocking out a wall and taking over the empty storefront next door. All this new
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Hobby Lobby to open Monday in Chubbuck

Aug 31st, 2016 | By
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The new Hobby Lobby at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck will open Monday at 9 a.m.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Rows of fabric flowers tower above freshly arranged furniture as the smell of new inventory fills Chubbuck’s future Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby’s doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Monday, as the arts, crafts, home and hobby store continues its dominating expansion across the
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Bringing big names to small towns: LaNeige aims to fill a formalwear need

Aug 29th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal CHUBBUCK — As teens walk into the Pine Ridge Mall’s northeast entrance, thumbing through their smartphones, Chelsea Jensen knows what’s coming. The manager of LaNeige Bridal and Tuxedos Now scrolls through carefully curated Pinterest boards, filled with pictures of the perfect prom dress — often from top name designers who
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Top online disc golf retailer opens store in Pocatello

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By
Infinite Disks, an online retailer based in Logan, Utah, opened its first brick and mortar store at Pocatello in June. It is located on South Fifth Avenue, next to the K&B Kwik Stop. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal)

By Shelbie Harris/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Though for many the phrase “disc golf” may conjure up images of hipster teenagers tossing plastic Frisbees off trees or power poles, the truth couldn’t be more different. In fact, the professional sport of hurling a disc down a fairway and into a basket with metal chains grew
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Travel videos aim to bring German visitors to Idaho

Aug 16th, 2016 | By
Travel commentator Kathrin Kana takes a selfie with Honey, a 1-year-old bison calf, at the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum in Fort Hall during filming of a travel piece for the Brand USA group to encourage German tourists to visit Idaho. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal Sprechen sie Deutsch? If not, you may want to learn because speaking some German could come in handy in the future, especially if Idaho Tourism and the Southwest Idaho Travel Association are successful in their efforts to draw more German tourists to Idaho. To that end, the organizations have teamed
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