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 […]

Take time to vet timeshare resellers

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Timeshares can make for a great vacation experience, or a massive headache if things go poorly. One company that claims to offer escrow services for sellers of timeshare units is in hot water after the Idaho Department of Finance announced a […]

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after shooting

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn’t reflect it. It’s the place 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla came to work a few years ago. […]

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles. The […]

As online sales surge, local big-box stores try to stay alive

By LUKE RAMSETH J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming months. The announcement follows a steady drip of dreary news from major retailers. Macy’s said last month it would close 100 locations, while Sears said it would […]

Kyäni Inc. is title sponsor of Red Cross event

By TORREY MORTENSON Kyäni Inc. has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 East Idaho Real Heroes event, which is organized and produced by the Idaho Red Cross. The event recognizes local individuals who are heroes in the community. The Real Heroes event will be […]

New Java Espress store set to open next month

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Several Java Espress coffee cups sit on Shane Murphy’s office desk. “You might be able to tell that I have a problem,” he says, laughing as he moves the cups out of the way. This coffee problem, however, is a good one for […]

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