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Idaho Governor to Lead Paris Trade Mission

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he will lead 11 aviation and aerospace companies on a trade mission to Paris.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
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Idaho Not an Easy Place to Find a Job

Need work?  Consider moving to neighboring Washington.

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Idaho Unemployment Dropped in April

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) The unemployment rate in Idaho fell in April resulting in an even tighter labor market, according to state labor officials.

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French Fries Maker to Begin $200 Million Expansion in Burley

BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX) A frozen French fries maker plans a major expansion in the Mini-Cassia area this year. McCain Foods USA announced it will pump more than $200 million into the Burley plant to expand the potato processing factory...

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Montana Lawmakers Act to Combat Invasive Zebra Mussels

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers have moved forward on a pair of proposals aimed at combating the spread of zebra mussels.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Twin Falls Population Grows by Double Digits

The other day, I started to notice the booming growth in Twin Falls is now extending to the neglected south side.

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Chobani is a major player.  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Chobani is a major player. Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Chobani Gets Credit for a Booming Twin Falls Economy

Twin Falls is an American success story when there are so few.  So says the New York Times.

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Courtesy, Getty Images.
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The American Dream is Alive in Utah

America is in search of what works.  What works for America?  What works for American families?

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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The Magic Valley: Too Much Growth?

Consensus is the Magic Valley is in boomtown status.

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Courtesy, Idaho State Legislature.
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State Representative Dorothy Moon on KLIX

How many people can claim to be part owner of a gold mine?

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No Surprise the state economy is tied to firearms.  Photo Courtesy, Idaho Fish & Game.
No Surprise the state economy is tied to firearms. Photo Courtesy, Idaho Fish & Game.
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No Shock Idaho Economy Tied to Guns

Source: WalletHub
Where big game hunting is popular, you’ll find states where the gun industry plays a role in economies.

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Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization
Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization
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SIEDO Names New Executive Director

TWIN FALLS, ID (PRESS RELEASE) Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) announced today the hiring of Connie Stopher to serve as Executive Director. 

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Workforce Task Force Created by Idaho Governor

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho's governor has created another task force aimed at improving funding and delivery of a skilled workforce.

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Governor "Butch" Otter meets with Chinese representatives on a recent trade mission in late October. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
Governor "Butch" Otter meets with Chinese representatives on a recent trade mission in late October. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor
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Idaho Governor Sees More Trade Opportunities in China

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) Idaho's governor says the recent trip to China proved to be a success and identified future potential in the Asian market.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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For Life, America & Donald Trump

Our neighbors in Idaho Falls are impressive. 

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A temporary grant of one extra hour of sleep.  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
A temporary grant of one extra hour of sleep. Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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Daylight Saving Time Offers No Benefits

 

As an early riser I enjoy the time change approaching this weekend as I always think I’m gaining an hour of sleep.

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Photo by Andrew Weeks
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Clif Bar Needs a Mouth Washed Out With Soap (Opinion)

Clif Bar is re-defining the meaning of a good corporate citizen.  The company came to the Magic Valley with the promise of new jobs and perhaps a ready market for local agricultural products.  Clif Bar has a potty-mouth cartoon spokesman.  He’s offering a political take on traditional agriculture.

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SIEDO Appoints Interim Executive Director.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization (SIEDO) announced Friday the appointment of an interim executive director.

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Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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The Twin Falls of the Future

What should Twin Falls look like in 5 years?  Or 10 or 25 or 30?  We spent a few minutes this morning with Jonathan Spendlove.  He’s a Community Development Planner for the city...

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Have you had enough of bad service?  Courtesy, Bill Colley.
Have you had enough of bad service? Courtesy, Bill Colley.
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$15 an Hour? For What? (Opinion)

I like eating out but I don’t enjoy it when the service is poor.  Yesterday on Facebook I mentioned an experience eating at a local restaurant near where I live...

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