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New director sees more than nuclear power for INL (access required)

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New Idaho National Laboratory director John C. Wagner acknowledges his education and experience in nuclear engineering “certainly signals the laboratory’s primary mission is nuclear energy,” but he is also prioritizing INL’s other fields of renewable energy, cybersecurity and more. “In ...

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ISU to print tumors, bones and noses with new 3D bioprinter (access required)

A new 3D bioprinter is going to help Idaho State University researchers combat cancer and other diseases. Professor Jared Barrott plans to use the printer for printing small cancer tumors, which will then be used to test potential cancer treatment ...

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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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Idaho’s in-migration on the rise in middle, upper class

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Idaho’s in-migration is noticeably increasing, industry experts say, and is particularly attracting upper-middle and middle-class households, in addition to previously reported new homeowners. The Boise metropolitan service area boasts the nation’s highest in-migration rate (+67%), according to an October 2020 ...

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‘Ugly food’ distribution industry takes off in Idaho (access required)

Two companies have now come to Idaho with the goal of reducing food waste and promoting grocery affordability by distributing ugly or imperfect food. Imperfect Foods and Misfits Market are selling misshapen or surplus produce — like meat and vegetables ...

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Idaho First Bank opens full-service Nampa branch (access required)

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Just eight months after opening a loan processing office in Nampa, Idaho First Bank has upgraded to a full-service branch, and a new (to it) building to boot. “The bank has been so well received by our customers,” said Chris ...

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Boise State University calls business community to action (access required)

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Despite the pandemic, resources for businesses at the university have remained open, Boise State University president Marlene Tromp shared in her 2020 State of the University address, including the Venture College and Small Business Development Center, and new programs aimed ...

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Report gives developers guidelines for wildfire resiliency (access required)

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Following recent devastating wildfires affecting much of the northwest and concerns of climate change, the Urban Land Institute has released a new resource on wildfire-slowing construction practices for developers, and an Idaho project served as a case study in the ...

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Despite nationwide trend, Idaho law firms stay in the office (access required)

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Despite a national trend in the third quarter for increased subleasing space, especially in classes A and B, Idaho law firms such as Hawley Troxell, Holland & Hart and Smith + Malek are keeping up their leases. The three firms ...

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Kuna approves Kuna West downtown urban renewal district (access required)

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The Kuna City Council approved establishing an urban renewal district, which is expected to add $383 million to the city’s total assessed value upon buildout. With this approval, the urban renewal district will collect funds above the $111.6 million assessed ...

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