economy

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 tak…
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.  In a few short days, you’re invited to a public hearing to offer you…
$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.  Most people replied it’s a good stop and clearly affordable and I had a mixed experience...
Jerome County Commissioner Candidate Roy Prescott
A familiar name is coming back to politics in Jerome County.  Roy Prescott is challenging for County Commissioner in the May 17th Republican Primary.  On Top Story today he explained his interest in returning to government.  Jerome County, according to several people seeking office, i…
Commentary: Are These the End Times?
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on-air there was economic trouble ahead.  I’m not reading this in America’s largest newspapers or hearing it on TV network news.  Most of the reporting on troubled waters is coming from overseas.  The business trade journals in this country are giving some coverage …
Commentary: Idaho Legislators Need Some Stones
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter won’t describe it the same way but he’s left his fellow Republicans some rotten eggs in this year’s Easter baskets.  Long, long ago and in a previous decade, the Governor proposed a pac…
Commentary: Idaho and America at the Crossroad
Saturday I drove to Sun Valley.  I listened the entire trip to Newsradio 1310 KLIX.  Only during a couple of stops at intersections at the resort did I lose the station because of some nearby interference.  Since we don’t any longer see many of the old 50-thousand watt AM boomers of my youth I’ve go…
According to Forbes, Which Party Provides a Better Economy?
The answer, according to Forbes, may surprise you.  Adam Hartung with Forbes.com looks at a book that analyzes the past 80 years of the American economy and shows under which political party the American economy did better.

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Magic Valley “America’s Most Diverse Food Basket”
(KLIX)- The Magic Valley is being called "America’s Most Diverse Food Basket". The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization highlighted that diversity at its 11th annual summit on Thursday. In just the 6 county region the Magic Valley produces a vast variety…
Idaho’s Economy Growth Slow But Getting Better

A State economist warns t could take until 2014 for Idaho’s economy to fully recover from the 60,000 jobs lost during the recession. State chief economist Derek Santos told the Legislature's economic-outlook committee yesterday that Idaho's personal income — the total of wages, business profits, in…
Sen. Risch Says “It’s Really Bad.”
Idaho Senator Jim Risch was in Twin Falls yesterday meeting with constituents as Congress takes its summer break.  He says the current economic situation is number one on the minds of Idahoans as he travels the state. He said when he went to Washington D...
Surplus! Idaho Tax Revenue Beat Expectations
There’s good news regarding the state economy.  Final figures for fiscal year 2011 show Idaho came in with $85 million more in tax revenue than projected.  Much of the extra cash will be diverted to public schools and community colleges because of agreements made with the f…

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