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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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In spite of tough economic times, companies attracted to Treasure Valley (access required)

Times may be tough but companies are still relocating to the Treasure Valley. Two firms – Technology Alignment, Inc. and Horn Plastics – have opened shop in the Boise area, bringing with them sales, distribution and, in the future, some ...

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Syringa Networks expands in E. Idaho (access required)

While other industries continue to suffer in the current recession, southern Idaho-based fiber-optic broadband provider Syringa Networks just came off its best fiscal year on record. CEO Greg Lowe said the company is heading into 2009 with new hires and ...

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Micron status uncertain in Taiwan DRAM bailout deals (access required)

After months of speculation, the deal seemed to be coming together: To save its ailing memory chip industry, the government in Taiwan would set up a holding company to merge with local chip makers, infuse them with cash and bolster ...

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How family physicians can heal health care in America — Focus (access required)

In his address to Congress last month, President Barack Obama made it clear that he sees health care reform as a necessary step toward righting the economy. Insurance premiums have grown four times faster than wages over the last decade, ...

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New BSU tech transfer chief talks commercialization (access required)

Just as regular Idahoans are trying to work more with what they have, the state is looking to its stock of homegrown ideas to spur economic growth. Along with new organizations like the Idaho Innovation Council, the EB-5 foreign investment ...

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IP partners with power saving response firm (access required)

For the past two years Idaho Power has seen record breaking peak summer demand. Now it’s looking to a new program that would have commercial and industrial customers reducing their summer consumption in exchange for cash payments. The program would ...

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Colleges see increase in training, classes (access required)

A sagging economy, job layoffs and career upgrades are pushing community and career colleges to stay current with offerings. “It’s better to be in school right now than looking for a job, and we’re career oriented – getting a job ...

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'Green tag' sale: Idaho Power ahead of federal rules (access required)

Idaho Power sees the handwriting on the wall regarding renewable energy. With President Barack Obama’s pledge to make 10 percent of the country’s power come from green sources by 2012, the Gem State’s largest utility is banking its renewable energy ...

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