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Idaho’s poor still ache for food

Stock prices have soared since the end of the Great Recession, but wages for America’s lowest earners have stagnated. Meanwhile, The Idaho Foodbank is delivering more meals than ever — even more than in the heart of the downturn. Pastor Royce Wright, who runs Oasis Food Center in Caldwell, above, thinks a combination of static income and rising cost of living is increasing families’ need for the food he gives away.

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Treasure Valley business calendar: Feb. 8-March 29

Meet business experts at Trailhead Tuesday’s “Speed Mentoring” workshop. Learn to harness social media for marketing at a free Small Business Administration session. Learn what’s needed for a successful user experience and user interface on Wednesday.

Boise State University

Treasure Valley kids go to Boise State to have fun with STEM

Boise State University hosted its 12th annual Engineering and Science Festival Saturday to get thousands of Treasure Valley children excited about STEM.Hundreds of volunteers helped guide Treasure Valley children through dozens of activities and demonstrations, that included building toothbrush robots, watching explosion demos, building virtual bridges and tie-dye with chemistry. The event ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on several different locations on the campus.

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