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Rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He’d gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance […]

Theme parks aim to eliminate lines

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it’s time to enter […]

The Edge takes indoor climbing to new heights

By TAYLOR CARPENTER tcarpenter/ It has been about a month since The Edge Climbing and Fitness opened and it is exactly what owner Ammon Hartner hoped it would be. Hartner owns the gym, located at 2844 East 14 North, east of North Hitt Road, in Ammon, with […]

Women’s Business Symposium planned for April

By JEFF ROBINSON The 2017 Women’s Business Symposium, “Spring … Outside the box!,” will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel and Event Center. The event is presented by the Pocatello Small Business Development Center, Edward Jones, Idaho […]

Men, young adults hit hardest by scams

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau A new Better Business Bureau report has discovered some surprising new data when it comes to finding out who is more vulnerable to scams. The inaugural BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report found men to be more susceptible than women, while […]

Event security planning training offered

By TORREY MORTENSON The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is offering a free course on Event Security Planning in Rexburg from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 at Madison School District/Madison Care Building, 60 West Main. The Consortium is a partnership of academic institutions and government […]

What if there’s no affordable insurance to buy?

By TOM MURPHY and MEGHAN HOYER The Associated Press Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting. Coverage she purchased through a public insurance exchange established by the federal health […]

Steps to take if your ID has been stolen

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Nearly 3,000 Idahoans’ identities are at risk after a scammer last week convinced an employee to give up tax information at the Amalgamated Sugar Company. The breach appears to be a version of the “CEO impersonation scam,” where con artists use […]

Cybersecurity in the spotlight

By ZACH KYLE Idaho Statesman Cybersecurity has had a rough year. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign suffered setbacks when hackers obtained and leaked embarrassing emails. Russian hackers planted code in a Vermont power utility. Closer to home, hackers — likely located overseas — shut down Bingham County’s […]

Snack inventor to speak in I.F.

By TORREY MORTENSON Richard P. Montañez, the “innoventor” of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, will speak March 9 at the Colonial Theater, 450 A St. A Mexican immigrant and a high school dropout, Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-­Lay in 1976 as a janitor in its Rancho […]

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