Bringing the Economy Home

Morning News: 34 Safety And Health Violations At Chobani’s New York Facility, Poor Scores For Idaho’s Infrastructure

Idaho effort to oversee private education companies fails passage – Idaho Press-Tribune: Local Legislation aimed at bringing more oversight to private education companies receiving Idaho tax dollars failed Wednesday amid concerns it was too broad and that adequate transparency measures were already in place. (

Update: Chobani yogurt says it is working to improve safety after 34 workplace violations in New Berlin | The manufacturer of Chobani Greek Yogurt has been accused of 34 violations of workplace safety and health standards and could be fined $178,000 for its Chenango County operation, according to federal authorities. (

Large Turnout Surprises Chobani And while no one argues that the company will boost south-central Idaho’s economy, Brinkoetter left the presentation feeling disappointed. “The meeting was more about promoting the company than actually answering any questions,” she said. “They’re coming to be part of our community. I just want them to be upfront about what they’re doing.” (

New Report Gives Idaho’s Roads and Bridges Below Average Grade | Boise State Public Radio Idaho would get a C minus overall for its infrastructure. Things like bridges, state highways, and public transit. Idaho did worst for upkeep of bridges and highways – a D plus. (

West Coast Governors Predict Massive Uptick In ‘Clean Economy’ Jobs : NPR The West Coast is poised for a dramatic uptick in so-called “clean economy” jobs. That’s the prediction issued Wednesday by the leaders of Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia. But it’s not clear if the region can actually pull it off. (


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