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Fueled by ‘Shark Tank’ appearance, Boise’s Proof Eyewear grows

In 2010, Brooks Dame founded Proof Eyewear in Boise, fueled by the belief that people were willing to pay top dollar for sunglasses with wood frames. Since, the founder brought brothers Tanner and Taylor on board and appeared on the reality TV show “Shark Tank,” spurring sales.

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How a Boise hospital got five stars from Medicare

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in the Treasure Valley was awarded the only five-star rating in Idaho by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Bart Hill, the St. Luke’s system’s chief quality officer, says the ratings are a start in transparency efforts but do not go far enough.

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Tech Q&A: The clash between browsers and security

Q: My Firefox web browser has trouble connecting to secure websites such as Amazon and Netflix. I get the error message "SEC-ERROR-UNKNOWN-ISSUER," and a pop-up box claims that these websites aren't secure, or that I need new website certificates. I've reinstalled Firefox several times, but that hasn't solved the problem. What can I do?

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Strong quake rattles central Italy, at least 11 dead

A strong earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 11 people were reported dead in two hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was expected to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets.

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Foundation donors who met, talked with Clinton

Hillary Clinton met or talked by phone with at least 154 people from private interests, such as corporations, during her time as secretary of the state. More than half those people had donated either personally or through companies or groups to the Clinton Foundation or pledged to donate to specific programs through the charity's international arm.

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Proof Eyewear founder on working with family

Brooks Dame, who started the Boise sunglasses company, talks about how he and brothers and partners Tanner and Taylor Dame balance work and family.
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Proof Eyewear founder on working with family 1:29

Proof Eyewear founder on working with family

Inside St. Luke's Meridian cardiac rehab center 0:35

Inside St. Luke's Meridian cardiac rehab center

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St. Luke's exec: "What is your why?"

Saturday auction provides bargains and smiles 2:29

Saturday auction provides bargains and smiles