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Author Archives: Ryan Lowery

Stukent to add jobs with private equity investment  (access required)

Education technology company Stukent, based out of Idaho Falls, has received an investment from Tritium Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Utah and Texas, to grow its resources. Stukent founder and CEO Stuart Draper said he could not disclose the amount ...

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New Fish and Game headquarters finishes ahead of schedule  (access required)

Construction on the new headquarters for the Idaho Fish and Game Department is nearly complete, and the building should be occupied by the end of the year, ahead of schedule. “We’re going to start moving people in in November, and ...

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Chobani launches sustainable yogurt packaging   (access required)

Chobani is replacing plastic cups with a new paper cup composed of 80% paperboard with a thin plastic lining. The new packaging will be used for its oat flavor yogurt, but could be expanded to other products in the future.  ...

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Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest (access required)

Nampa-based Valley Wide Cooperative Inc. is expanding through a merger with a Washington state co-op. The merger brings together agronomy, energy and farm supply co-op Valley Wide and Ag Link Inc., a co-op retailer that sells fertilizer, crop nutrients and ...

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University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program  (access required)

As the threat of ransomware and other internet attacks increases nationwide, the University of Idaho (U of I) has added a cybersecurity master’s degree program to its computer science (CS) offerings. The master’s program builds on U of I’s existing ...

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Changes made during pandemic influence hospital design (access required)

As we emerge from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, one sentiment persists: We’re entering a “new normal” that will lead to changes in our daily lives, including the design and development of hospitals and medical facilities. In the wake ...

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Continued demand drives multifamily housing through pandemic (access required)

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While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the way Idahoans live, it has not slowed the demand for multifamily housing in Idaho. In fact, demand continues to rise as developers and multifamily housing operators plan new development projects. Boise-based real estate ...

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Pandemic places hold on many educational housing projects (access required)

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about nearly everything in our daily lives, and it’s no different for those who design and manage student housing at Idaho’s largest universities. It’s also meant universities are taking on fewer ...

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Peter J. Smith IV, 2019 Leaders in Law

Making the world a better place Effecting change by guiding people through challenging situations   While attending Walla Walla University, Peter J. Smith IV took a year away from college to volunteer in Monteverde, Costa Rica, where he and a ...

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Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien, 2019 Leaders in Law

Making a difference through law Providing opportunity to change the world   When Caitlin Elizabeth O’Brien began college at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, majoring in psychology, she hadn’t considered a career in law. “I thought I wanted to be ...

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