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You’ve seen them on the internet: ads or links leading to pictures of celebrities and products that sound intriguing. The ads claim these “miracle” products will help you lose weight easily, combat wrinkles or whiten teeth. Often, fraudulent operations involved with these types of ads employ…

Potato exports saw a significant decline in the first quarter of the 2018-19 marketing year because of Mexico's and other countries’ retaliatory tariffs on U.S. potatoes, according to Potatoes USA, a potato marketing firm.

I am very lucky because I have a job that I love! I serve as the Director of Professional Development and teach in the College of Business at Idaho State University (ISU). One of my favorite roles is helping students land internships and jobs that lead to fulfilling careers. It is so rewardi…

I have a confession to make. It isn’t a tabloid-ready exposé or delicious scandal that will have water coolers everywhere buzzing for weeks. It is a simple confession about a weakness I have. I don’t know if it will make me appear weak or less human, but it is real and I deal with it every day.

Tis the season. Small businesses and their customers are running all over town and all over the web to keep up with the holiday demands. In a perfect world, everyone would find what they need. Customers and business would blissfully meet on the Internet and exchange holiday dollars.

The fear of outliving your money is a very valid fear. It was stated in the Journal of Accountancy that the No. 1 fear for Americans in retirement is that of running out of money.

I have a son who seems to attract money. When he was younger, he was always coming up with cash by buying and selling things with kids in the neighborhood. As a sixth grader, he wanted a job for the summer, so we sat down and thought of things he could do. Of all of the ideas we came up with…

Now is a great time to stop in at Pocatello Running Co., our area’s only specialty running store, conveniently located inside Station Square, on the corner of South Main and West Lewis streets. Brian and crew welcome runners and walkers of all abilities and prides themselves on helping peopl…

CHUBBUCK — Five now-shuttered storefronts at the Pine Ridge Mall are getting a new long-term tenant at the end of 2017.

POCATELLO — For years, Gail Bishard has advised people who were interested in selling their homes to wait so they wouldn’t end up losing money on their investment. For some, it would have been a big loss.

INKOM — New Weigh-in-Motion/Automatic Vehicle Identification technology installed recently on Interstate 15 at the Inkom Port of Entry will fast-track benefits for commercial vehicles using the scales and save over $2 million a year, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

A problem with America’s workforce began on Nov. 10, 1969. It began by introducing the world to a cast of characters that would become cultural icons. It began by trying to harness the power of television for the greater good. It began on “Sesame Street.”

POCATELLO — At only 21 months old, the Meineke Car Care Center at the Westwood Mall is ranked among the best performing franchises in the nation owned by first-time franchisees.

POCATELLO — Where Pocatello ends and Chubbuck begins isn’t always crystal clear. For decades, the neighboring cities have worked seamlessly together to build business and incubate economic growth.

CHUBBUCK — A few years ago a young-at-heart father visited an indoor trampoline park in Idaho Falls with his wife and 2-year-old son. After having a great time, Brett Price thought, “Why don't we have one of these in Pocatello?”

WASHINGTON — More than 137.4 million shoppers are ready to grab their wallets and their coffee and venture into the retail fray this weekend. A survey released Friday by the National Retail Federation says that Black Friday will still be the busiest shopping day of the holiday weekend with 7…

POCATELLO — If in January you notice a “closed” sign on the Costa Vida in Pocatello, don’t panic. The popular Mexican restaurant will be moving into a brand new building in Chubbuck.

POCATELLO — When Jim and Kim Hickey had the opportunity to buy three high quality wine-dispensing machines from the closed-down Marigolds Wine & Delicacies, they knew they had the makings of something exciting.

While growing up I built a lot of fences. Our life in a rural area with livestock required a lot of fences to be built and repaired. My dad thought it was important that I learn a good work ethic, so he gave me the opportunity to try my hand at building a variety of fences.

CHUBBUCK — One of Chubbuck’s largest employers is expanding. Allstate’s Contact Center will add about 30 positions over the next three to six months, company hiring officials said.

CHUBBUCK — If you like that gun but wish it came with a pink camouflage or snakeskin design, Hux Customs can help you out.

Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open. Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at

Join the voices of recovery at this year’s Recovery Fest on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St. The event is free to the community. There will be live music by “Country Drive,” free food and drinks, kids activities and a health and information fair.

POCATELLO — In the summer of 1919 in Idaho, the racket of automobile engines began to eclipse the clip-clop of horses hooves, the death and destruction of the flu pandemic was still fresh and women had just been given the right to vote.

Typically, I am not a nostalgic person. I love learning new things and the perpetual search for finding a better way. Because of this drive, I often find myself at odds with history and tradition.

The Pocatello Chiefs will host the End of Summer Bash on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. This is the last Wednesday night concert of the summer. KYD-J will be live on stage! The Sandtrap Grill will be grilling up some delicious dinner! Don’t miss the bash to end the 2016 summer. See you Wednesday at…

CHUBBUCK — Rows of fabric flowers tower above freshly arranged furniture as the smell of new inventory fills Chubbuck’s future Hobby Lobby.

Recently, I noticed a help wanted ad seeking someone who could multi-task. The ad stated that this was a must-have skill. In reviewing my own skill set, I felt I would qualify as someone who is a good multi-tasker. I always have multiple projects going and find myself constantly juggling pri…

POCATELLO — Locally owned and operated 24/7 Drain Cleaning LLC is now operating in Southeast Idaho, filling a need in the community. With 13 years’ experience in drain cleaning, they’ve seen almost every problem imaginable. They offer fast, cost-effective, professional service with top-notch…

PARKLAND, Fla. — Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond bowed their heads in a moment of silence Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead.

BOISE — Idaho is on track to have the broadest naloxone-access law in the nation, Gov. Brad Little declared Thursday, as he signed HB 12 into law. The bill makes the opioid-overdose-reversing drug available from any licensed or registered health care professional, to be given to anyone with …

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An Idaho man wanted for a “vicious assault on a sleeping victim” was arrested in Tallahassee, reported ABC affiliate WTXL.

In its first day of budget-setting on Friday, the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee nearly axed all state funding next year for the Western Idaho Health Collaborative, a proposed collaborative pilot project to improve public health in the Treasure Valley, to which hospitals and insurers already have committed $40,000. However, the 20-member committee split, and ended up narrowly approving the funding on a 10-8 vote...