Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against […]

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN The lines at Robert Thorne’s UPS Store on Channing Way get a little longer come December. “It’s like a dam breaking,” he said. “Every year is a little different — all we know is that it’s going to get crazy.” The influx of […]

Bill’s Bike & Run to open in Ammon

By JEFF ROBINSON Bill’s Bike &Run has announced it will open a third eastern Idaho location. Sales manager Doug Swanson announced Wednesday in a Facebook Live post the business will open up shop in Ammon’s Sandcreek Commons, next to CenturyLink. The business’ existing locations are at […]

Blackfoot continues economic expansion

By MARC BASHAM New businesses in Blackfoot • Pappy’s Ice Cream (June) • Blackfoot Movie Mill (June 2018) • eCobalt (Spring 2018) • The 208 Home Services Group (January) • Artisians Corner Shopee (August) • Western Edge Salon (September) • Idaho Renal Center (April) • Milmore […]

Council approves $4 million renewal district

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN The Idaho Falls City Council voted during a Thursday meeting to create an urban renewal district for the Jackson Hole Junction site off Sunnyside Road near Interstate 15. Council President Tom Hally and council members Ed Marohn, David Smith and Michelle Ziel-Dingman voted […]

EIRMC, Madison receive A grades for patient safety

By JEFF ROBINSON Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Madison Memorial Hospital were among 832 hospitals nationwide to receive “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Leapfrog’s ratings were released Oct. 31. Leapfrog’s Safety Grade assigns letter […]

Watch out for holiday scams

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau This Saturday is Veterans Day, and many Americans will choose to donate to a veterans’ cause to acknowledge the day. There are many reputable organizations doing great work with current and former service members, but unfortunately, some people are looking to […]

Pay raises elusive despite low unemployment

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer With U.S. unemployment at a 17-year low and businesses complaining that they can’t fill jobs, you might expect pay to be rising sharply as companies try to attract or keep workers. It’s not. The October jobs report showed that pay gains […]

The Waffle Iron to celebrate grand opening

By JEFF ROBINSON Nate and Jennifer Felton have opened the Waffle Iron in Ammon. The restaurant, located between Cafe Sabor and Fuji in the Edwards Theater complex, will celebrate its grand opening Monday. After living in Charlotte, N.C., for a time the couple decided to bring […]

Facebook Marketplace scams are on the rise

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Facebook Marketplace can be a great place to find deals on items for sale in your neighborhood. But like any online classified site, watch out for warning signs before handing over money. The Better Business Bureau is seeing reports of Facebook […]

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