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Idaho environmental agency probes Pocatello waste disposal

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is investigating whether the city of Pocatello is properly dumping fluids from city vehicles. The Idaho State Journal reported that the environmental agency began the probe after the newspaper began asking questions about a ...

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Delivery robots are one step closer to arriving in Boise (access required)

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A bill before lawmakers could bring Boise closer to having snack food and meals delivered by robots. Starship Technologies, a London company that builds personal delivery devices, is sponsoring a bill to establish regulations for  robots operating on Idaho sidewalks ...

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Cradlepoint raises $89 million to address new cellular technology

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The Boise cloud-based network solution provider Cradlepoint closed its latest funding round after receiving about $90 million. Cradlepoint, founded in 2006, recently raised $89 million through investors such as the tech investment group TCV. The next cellular network generation, 5G, ...

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Conservation group maps land protection strategy in 3 states

The South Fork of the Boise River.  The North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork of the river join about 20 miles east of the city of Boise. Photo by Sophie Allen.

A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases. The ...

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A word with physician Mark Grajcar about direct primary care

Dr. Mark Grajcar performs a routine quarterly checkup on a patient in February at Initial Point Family Medicine in Meridian. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

Mark Grajcar, D.O., is a family practice physician who spent 10 years working as a physician in the military and another seven years as an employed physician at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center before moving into private practice a decade ...

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Lawsuit by Idaho Falls officers against city to advance

A judge has blocked an attempt by the city of Idaho Falls to have a lawsuit filed by several police officers thrown out. Seven officers say police Chief Mark McBride didn’t follow the rules set up to govern hiring, firing ...

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State employees might receive health savings accounts after all (access required)

A House committee reversed course after denying a bill that requires the Idaho Department of Administration to build a health savings account option for state employees. It will now send the bill forward in the legislative process. The House Commerce ...

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American announces nonstop flights between Boise and Chicago

American Airlines will start nonstop flights July 5 between Boise and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

American Airlines will start flying nonstop flights between Boise Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport on July 5, the airport announced. American’s one daily departure will give Boise three daily departures, along with two by United Airlines, to O’Hare, which ...

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Idaho CEOs saluted for their influence, leadership

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The Idaho Business Review CEO of Influence program is recognizing some of the top Idaho leaders this year for the seventh year in a row. IBR received scores of nominations for company, business, nonprofit and government showrunners. Twenty completed applications and sent ...

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Otter: $3.4 million broadband settlement reached

Computers in a Boise classroom. File photo.

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and top legislative leaders announced March 9 they had reached a $3.4 million settlement with the vendors involved in a lengthy lawsuit over a failed public school broadband program. “If you had asked me three ...

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