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Idaho says 170,000 job-seeker accounts compromised in hack:


About 170,000 job-seeker accounts set up through the Idaho Department of Labor were compromised in a computer hacking March 12-13, the agency said Wednesday. The hacking incident involved America's ...


Never paid sales tax on Amazon orders? Now Idahoans will, like it or not :


No, it's not an April Fools' Day joke. Amazon will begin collecting sales tax on Idaho orders April 1. The Idaho State Tax Commission has issued Amazon a seller's permit, which allows the Seattle-based ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


There's a lot going on if you're in Boise this week. You definitely don't want to miss Hackfort which starts this week and be sure to download the Treefort App to view Hackfort and Treefort scheduling ...


Packed crowd for Idaho climate change hearing:


A Boise Democrat who was blocked by a key Republican lawmaker from holding a legislative hearing on climate change succeeded in securing more than 500 attendees when she decided to host her own event ...


No, it really is that slow. Idaho ranks dead last for internet speed despite some gains :


Idaho's internet speed was the slowest in the nation at the start of 2017, according to a report from Broadview Networks, a communications services provider on the East Coast. Idaho's average internet ...


Idaho Governor Otter Announces Membership of Higher Ed, Workforce Development Task ForcesOTTER:


C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 17:008 CONTACT: Jon Hanian (208) 334-2100 Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced the full membership ...


Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership:


The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit ...


Boise tech company Cradlepoint lands $89 million investment to fuel torrid growth:


Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern said the Boise tech company is positioned to keep growing fast after securing an $89 million venture-capital investment. The company, which began by making mobile Wi-Fi ...


Idaho Virtual Reality Council Newsletter:


Idaho's First VR Arcade Opens in Eagle Boise Library Gets VR Technology Chris Cullen - A Pioneer in Early Idaho VR VR at the BAM Gala Full Newsletter: http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4f6aa4dd6810e62979e24a8a8&id=086e3e7d58&e=407853b31a Idaho ...


Idaho Governor Selects Workforce Development Task Force Members:


The 36-member Higher Education Task Force and the 17-member Workforce Development Task Force are to study and recommend how best to address Idaho's "K-through-Career" education and job training needs ...


Data centers are bypassing Idaho in search of tax breaks:


About 20 states have tax incentives designed to attract data centers and five states don't have sales tax. The exemption would help Idahoattract data centers and additional investment in technology, said ...


Bill would offer incentives to Idaho's data centers:


Idaho would join 20 other states currently offering sales tax incentives to data centers under newly introduced legislation. Officials with the Idaho Department of Commerce are backing a measure ...


How one Boise man chases his tech-startup dream at Trailhead:


The startup game offers an intoxicating mix of validation (when we think we're smart enough to make it big), autonomy (shove it, boss) and lucrative earning potential. Bodybuilding.com, which neared ...


Fearing loss of workforce, Farm Bureau, dairymen promote study of immigrants' impact :


The Idaho Dairymen's Association estimates those workers make up more than 85 percent of the state's 8,300 dairy employees. The Trump administration's immigration rhetoric and proposals potentially ...


Idaho Software Company, LeanLaw, Closes Round with Gem State Angel Fund:


LeanLaw http://www.leanlaw.co/ , an Idaho based legal software (SaaS) company, is pleased to announce the closing of an extended Series Seed Investment, led by Gem State Angel Fund http://www.gemstateangels.com/ ...


Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum:


Lawmakers in Idaho have approved new K-12 science standards that do not reference the established science of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. The Feb. ...


Loss of Middle Eastern students leaves Idaho State University $12 million short Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/education/article128549094.html#storylink=cpy:


A decline in enrollment by Middle Eastern students in the past few years has left Idaho State University with a $12 million shortfall, President Arthur Vailas told legislative budget writers ...


Idaho Department of Commerce plans to increase spending on tourism:


Idaho is collecting more money than expected from its 2 percent travel and convention tax, and the Idaho Department of Commerce is asking the Legislature for authority to spend it. The Department of ...


'Hey guys, we are right here, hire us. Buy Idaho.':


Legislators and the public were invited to sample made-in-Idaho products and learn about Idaho services at the 24th annual 2017 Buy Idaho show Wednesday at the Capitol. More than 100 Idaho-owned businesses ...


No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school:


Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school says it has created. But an Associated ...


Idaho governor wants task force to study higher education:


Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is once again asking the state Board of Education to shepherd a statewide discussion on education, but this time he wants the focus on colleges and universities. Otter ...


Moving company: Idaho was highest percentage of inbound migration state:


One of the nation's largest moving companies says South Dakota is first on its list of top moving destinations. Idaho is fourth. United Van Lines has tracked customer state-to-state migration ...


How Agriculture in Ada County (Idaho's Most Populous County Including Boise) is Being Edged Off the Map:


And what some advocates are doing to save farming in Boise As the city of Boise and surrounding communities in Ada County, Idaho continue to grow and sprawl outward, agricultural land in the county ...


Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states:


New figures released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Idaho's population grew by 7.4 percent from 2010 to 2015. The population of both Idaho and Washington grew about 1.8 percent from July ...


Curious about maker spaces? Check out UP MakerSpace, the newest one in Garden City:


The new maker space will have offerings for those with fine art interests from pottery to photography and framing as well as those whose interests tend toward the technical, such as 3D printing, robotics ...


Beyond worker rights violations, complaint against Idaho Department of Labor alleges possibly criminal acts:


The stand-out allegation in the latest state whistleblower lawsuit, filed Wednesday against the Idaho Department of Labor, is that agency personnel might have misused official subpoena power to ...


Idaho projected to see $139M surplus:


Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast released Thursday holds true. The state's legislative budget office released the ...


Idaho Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Increase Registered Apprenticeships:


Idaho is one of 37 recipients that will use a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships throughout the state in health care, information technology, ...


How Idaho's lawyer workforce is changing, in charts and by numbers:


Idaho's demographics are changing, and so are the demographics of its lawyers. More attorneys licensed by the Idaho State Bar are going inactive or heading into retirement. The bar's annual report ...


A professional site selector's advice on how Idaho can lure more well-paying jobs:


Of course, John Boyd can't say why he was in Boise on Nov. 2. Flying under the radar is standard for Boyd, principal owner of Boyd Co., an international site selector firm in Princeton, N.J. Boyd's ...

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