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How should Idaho cities value parking lots? speaker asks (access required)

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How should growing Idaho cities be planning for parking? Community Planning Association for Southwest Idaho hosted “Valuing Parking and the Land on Which it Stands,” in early December, given by Norman Garrick, a University of Connecticut professor who teaches courses ...

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INL helps lead RFP process for nuclear power source in space (access required)

Idaho National Laboratory is helping lead a selection process for commercial organizations to plan for, then demonstrate, how a Fission Surface Power System would operate on the moon. Currently, INL, the Department of Energy and NASA are soliciting feedback from ...

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Local labor market data firm looks at Idaho talent attraction (access required)

A screenshot of the nation's and Idaho's largest counties in Emsi Talent Attraction Scorecard 2020.

Recently, data experts are saying that, in addition to being attributed as one of the most livable places in the country, Ada County is in the top percentile for attracting workforce talent, including from once-attractive large cities. Ada County has ...

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Industry partners advance nuclear tech with molten salt (access required)

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Idaho National Laboratory, MicroNuclear LLC, The University of Idaho, and other partners are advancing nuclear reactor technology with newly developed testing — and plans for a future product — using molten salt as heat and fuel. The University of Idaho ...

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Study: Idahoans bumming out about working from home (access required)

For the past 18 years, Sharon Koifman has run three companies from his home, and sometimes a remote office, currently two blocks away from his home. When asked if he thought a lot of people have been struggling with remote ...

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Idaho Power plans to adjust payment to energy generators (access required)

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Idaho Power is looking at changing its solar energy compensation rate, but current consumers won’t have to worry about that change for 25 years. After Idaho Power, Idaho Conservation League and other stakeholders presented their thoughts and concerns to the ...

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Nampa announces coming improvements to downtown (access required)

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The City of Nampa has approved more improvements to downtown, and residents can expect some traffic changes early in spring 2021. Beginning at First Street South, approximately 110 feet of streetscape, including sidewalks, extending southward to the back of the ...

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Welcome to the Cyberdome, says BSU cybersecurity program (access required)

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After launching its Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity last month, Boise State University has released even more plans for growing the discipline. Boise State University cybersecurity program staff were excited to announce a number of new developments at their third annual ...

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Counter-drone product dubbed ‘Coolest Thing Made in Idaho’ (access required)

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Like many other success stories, it all started with a man working in his garage. Today, Black Sage has left that space and is reaching not just all of Idaho, but other parts of the world as well with its ...

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Kuna recommends pause on land annexation requests (access required)

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Kuna City Council has denied a couple of land annexation requests for medium-density residential development in the past two months citing sewer capacity concerns, and now the city is working to find a solution. While that is going on, potential ...

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