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Forum on the Future: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)


Introduction: Forum on the Future Idaho has seen tremendous growth and change over the last few years, and 2016 was no different. New construction has changed the appearance of Boise’s downtown, and that change will continue into 2017. In the coming ...

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What to do before and after a cybersecurity breach (access required)

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As the chief technical officer for the Garden City, New York-based Integris Security, Blake Cornell has heard many reasons why business owners and officials chose not to invest in cyber security protection:  “It would never happen to us” or “We ...

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Moscow author shares insights of self-publishing (access required)

Moscow author Nathan Barham has self-published a three-volume medieval fantasy trilogy called Alora's Tear. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Like many, many people who write novels, Nathan Barham fielded a year’s worth of rejections from agents and publishers and got no closer to seeing his words in print. This Moscow author/English teacher didn’t let rejection hold him back; he ...

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Mediterranean fruit flies found in New Jersey port

A destructive agricultural pest has been found in a shipment at the Port of Philadelphia, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Federal authorities said the presence of Mediterranean fruit flies, also known as MedFly, was detected during a Dec. ...

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Changes to research and development tax credit help startups

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Many startups filing taxes this spring might qualify for a research and tax credit that historically hasn’t applied to new businesses. This year will mark the first time businesses can take advantage of changes Congress made to the R&D Tax Credit ...

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Report: immigrants are vital to Idaho’s economy (access required)

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President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign focused heavily on reducing the number of immigrants the U.S. accepts each year, but a recent report says that could hurt the economy, especially in Idaho. New American Economy, a partnership of more than 500 Republican, ...

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Division of Human Resources recommends another pay increase for state employees

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The Idaho Division of Human Resources is asking the Legislature to approve a 3 percent merit-based increase to state employee wages — again. The Legislature has increased its state employee compensation structure in three of the last five years, but state ...

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Obligation to protect client data found in law, ethics rules (access required)

Many states require businesses to have reasonable securitiy measures in place to prevent a breach of personal client information, Baltimore attorney Howard R. Feldman said. Photo by Maximilian Franz of BridgeTower Media Newswires.

A basic understanding of technology is more than just good business for law firms: it’s increasingly becoming an ethical obligation. As of September, 25 states have adopted some kind of duty of technology competence, and the American Bar Association amended ...

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Thanks to blockchain, contracts of future may be written in code (access required)

Bitcoin, introduced in 2008 as the world’s first decentralized digital currency, was envisioned as a direct assault on government-issued fiat currencies. So far, it has spent its still-young life as something much more akin to PayPal, but for drugs, contraband, ...

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UK company brings new food processing technology to Boise (access required)


A European distributor of food processing equipment plans to open its only U.S. office in downtown Boise. Food Physics is a United Kingdom distributor of pulsed electric field systems. The systems are created by the German company Elea. Pulsed electric field ...

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