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Idaho Power requests 11 percent?PCA rate hike (access required)

Idaho Power is requesting an average 11.4 percent increase to customer rates through its annual power cost adjustment, filed on April 15 with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. If approved, the rate hike would be in effect from June 1, ...

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Caring Technologies to host telehealth summit (access required)

University representatives, medical professionals, military officials and policy makers will come together in Boise on April 23 for a two-day summit on the use of telehealth technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of behavior disorders. The summit is co-sponsored and ...

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Idaho to receive $16.9M in energy efficiency grants (access required)

State and local officials are beginning the process of deciding how to spend more than $16.9 million they will receive through the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The grants, authorized by the Energy Independence and Security Act of ...

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U of I virtual technology program aids microbiology research (access required)

What if doctors could perform surgery from thousands of miles away? Or an architect could walk into a virtual building plan and move beams and joists to test for structural integrity? What if you could meet with potential business partners ...

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Micron ends busy second quarter with $751M loss (access required)

Micron Technology’s most recent fiscal quarter has seen continued declines in both demand and prices for its memory products, the closure of its 200 millimeter dynamic random access memory fab in Boise (and the elimination of 2,000 jobs by August) ...

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International Isotopes opts to locate new plant in N.M. (access required)

International Isotopes, an Idaho Falls-based firm that specializes in products for the nuclear medicine industry, has selected a site in Lea County, N.M., for construction of a depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The company announced the site ...

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BNSF to invest $23M in N. Idaho rail upgrade (access required)

Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Co. will spend about $23 million improving its railroad tracks in northern Idaho this year, with about half that amount going toward work on the company’s mile-and-a-half-long bridge over Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint. BNSF began work ...

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Ignite Boise kindles new ‘creative class’ of thinkers (access required)

The great industrialist and tire magnate Harvey Firestone once said: “Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.” Following Harvey’s advice, more than 700 geeks, techies, ...

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Gov’s Innovation Council gets moving, sets agenda (access required)

The Idaho Innovation Council executive committee met for the first time last week to discuss direction, to review Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s hopes and to set an inaugural public meeting date of April 14. Council chair Jefferson Jewell, co-founder and ...

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Forum looks at realities, challenges of health care system (access required)

John Stellmon, president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho, isn’t coy about the reality of the health care system in America: “Fundamentally, it is broken,” he said. He’s equally up-front about the reasons: “It’s the prices, stupid,” he said, quoting from ...

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