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Business leaders, Boise lawmaker say Idaho non-compete law went too far:


More than 100 businesses have signed a letter in support of changing Idaho's non-compete law after it was amended less than a year ago, saying it went too far. After Idaho legislators tweaked the ...


Department of Energy gives 'excellent' rating to Idaho National Laboratory - Career Opportunities Available:


Federal officials gave the Idaho National Laboratory https://www.inl.gov/ positive ratings and determined it earned 97 percent of the total available fee in a recent performance evaluation. The Post ...


As Chobani expands footprint in Twin Falls, city reflects on anti-refugee backlash:




Washington Post travel writer visits 'divinely artsy' Boise, leaves with bell rung:


"I landed in Boise seeking simplicity but left delighting in complexity," globe-trotting freelancer John Briley proclaims. "... I kept hearing 'outdoorsy' and kept finding divinely artsy." BY MICHAEL ...


After five years and $100 million, Idaho remains far from its '60 percent goal':


Idaho has committed more than $100 million since 2013 to turn high school graduates into college students. Now, thousands of high school students can earn free college credits. High schools can hire ...


Micron workers stole tech secrets to benefit Chinese companies, prosecutors say:


Prosecutors in Taiwan say two employees of Micron Technology Inc. stole trade secrets in a conspiracy Micron says was spurred by a former senior executive to benefit an emerging competitor in mainland ...


Intuit acquisition of TSheets for $340 Million will raise visibility of and attention to Idaho tech:


Intuit http://www.intuit.com, the company behind products like QuickBooks and TurboTax, today announced that it has acquired TSheets https://www.tsheets.com/ , a time-tracking service and employee scheduling ...


Coeur d'Alene tech startup Rohinni starts getting national attention:


Rohinni http://www.rohinni.com/ , a company that produces microscopic LED lights, was recently mentioned in an article published by CNBC that looked at 29 tech startups that are not only innovative, ...


Idaho governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to remain focused on education in 2018:


Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says once again he's committed to growing and improving education in Idaho as he prepares for the 2018 legislative session. Otter briefly spoke about his agenda at the ...


Idaho's newcomers are reinforcing its political makeup, not changing it:


Idaho's new arrivals hail from many different corners of the country, but the highest numbers are coming from nearby Western states such as California and Washington. While there are many economic ...


Politicians call for tax cuts, but Idaho's burden is already among lowest in U.S. :


Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho's overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation. Yet Idaho politicians, including Gov. ...


Idaho launches online voter registration :


Idahoans can now register to vote online for the first time. Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Dec. 5 that the move will offer convenience to voters and cut down administrative work for ...


Chobani gets new look and hints at going beyond yogurt:


Chobani, the company that helped kick-start the Greek yogurt craze, is shrinking those words on its label as it may expand beyond that food in an increasingly crowded yogurt market. The new look, which ...


Study: Idaho's taxes the lowest in the region:


A new state study shows Idaho's overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation. The Spokesman-Review reports the annual Tax Burden Study, which the Idaho State Tax Commission ...


Priest River, Idaho Industrial Park: A small-town economic success story:


As cities around the nation try to land the second Amazon headquarters and the bounty it brings, small rural towns are satisfied to fill a few buildings in their industrial parks - if they even have them. Towns ...


SW Idaho company to use $1M workforce grant to hire, train 701 workers:


CS Beef Packers will use a $1 million Workforce Development Training Fund grant to hire and train 701 new workers for permanent full-time positions at its Kuna facilities. Positions to be trained include ...


A word with Andrew Mentzer of West Central Mountains (Idaho) Economic Development Council:


We promote regionalism. We're one of the major conduits to make sure Cascade is talking to McCall, New Meadows is talking to Donnelly, so there isn't a duplication of effort and there could be efficiencies. There ...


Idaho is sharing your private voter data (even though it promised not to):


Much ado was made earlier this year when the Trump administration asked all 50 states for their voter-registration rolls. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney told Kris Kobach, vice chairman ...


In Idaho, program to fight voter fraud may cause more problems than it catches:


Ada County elections employees have been leery of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program since 2014 -- the year they got burned by it. It was Idaho's first year as a member. Ada County ...


Chobani grows in 'Silicon Valley of food' despite turmoil:


The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to company ...


Micron's new CEO makes his mark quickly, but he's still a stranger to Idahoans:


Sanjay Mehrotra is a star in Silicon Valley, but he is mostly unknown in Idaho. When Mehrotra, the new president and CEO of Micron Technology Inc., introduced himself to the state July 27 at a Boise ...


They broke labor rules. We gave them $8M in farm subsidies and 8,000 foreign workers.:


In the decade or so since regulators have caught about five dozen Idaho employers breaking rules -- ranging from unpaid wages to fatal safety lapses -- the federal government has given those employers ...


Boise company can sue Idaho over tax incentives that aided its competitor:


The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday restored a lawsuit against the state of Idaho over a tax incentive program for new or expanding companies. Employers Resource Management Co. of Boise sued ...


Giant Idaho publicity potato to become tiny vacation rental:


A Boise woman plans to make a miniature rental home of the 6-ton (5.4-metric ton) replica Russet Burbank that's traversed the U.S. since 2011 aboard the Idaho Potato Commission's Great Big Idaho Potato ...


Boise-born entrepreneur lands $115 million investment to expand international business:


Startup founder Matt Oppenheimer, a Boise native and the son of Boise businessman Arthur F. "Skip" Oppenheimer, just landed an investment to expand his worldwide payment-remittance service. His ...


FBI breaks ground on new data center in Pocatello, Idaho:




Idaho's Single Largest Tech Event:


This year's VR Bash had over 20 vendors, 1200 plus attendees, and thought leadership from some of the biggest names in the VR/AR industry. With support of the community and IVRC members and partners, ...


"Mom, all the other kids are making fun of us !!!" Isn't It Time to Grow a More Entrepreneurial Idaho?:


[So let's DO something! ] Hey, Idaho made the NY Times and Inc. magazine and more on how Idaho is a crappy place to start a business! It's been crazy all the people who read about us and... call me, ...


'The lifeblood' of our state: For 50 years, saving rivers has been good for Idaho:


With leadership by four-term Idaho Sen. Frank Church, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was passed in 1968 and established America's premier program for safeguarding free-flowing waterways. Now, ...


How Fake News Turned Twin Falls, Idaho Upside Down - Is NewmEXIT next?:


At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls -- one the Idaho city still hasn't recovered from. By CAITLIN DICKERSONS https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/magazine/how-fake-news-turned-a-small-town-upside-down.html?mcubz=0 *** Expansionist ...

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