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Most of Idaho is growing, census says (access required)

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There’s finally a list where the Treasure Valley didn’t rank first, but even No. 8 is pretty good. That’s the ranking the area reached in percentage metropolitan growth from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. ...

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How did business fare in the 2019 Idaho Legislature? (access required)

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With both a bang – of a gavel – and with a whimper, both houses of the Idaho Legislature adjourned sine die at 4:20 p.m. on April 11, completing some business priorities but leaving others undone. “This was a difficult ...

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Cybersecurity is getting more complex (access required)

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Companies are learning that there’s more to security than installing antivirus software and calling it good. None of the work in information technology security is “set it and forget it” – instead, it’s an ongoing process, said Hunter Ferguson, a ...

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Idaho Power, Boise City plan ‘renewable’ future, but what does that mean?

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In coordinated announcements, the city of Boise and Idaho Power each announced intentions to move away from carbon-based energy sources such as oil and gas, though for each of them it will be decades away. Idaho Power announced on March ...

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What could the record ICONIQ-Truckstop.com investment mean for Idaho? (access required)

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The most interesting part about ICONIQ’s investment in Truckstop.com – estimated at up to $1 billion – may not be the investment itself, but its repercussions for Idaho’s technology community. ICONIQ Capital – the company said to represent Silicon Valley heavy hitters such ...

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