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Global security expert talks at BSU on tech, terrorism (access required)

With national attention refocused on terrorism and security technology, Boise State University hosted a lecture Feb. 4 from author and security tech specialist Bruce Schneier. As chief security technology officer of Silicon Valley-based BT Counterpane, Schneier manages security for corporations ...

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Printer companies adapting to tech, other trends (access required)

Ink smudges, paper jams, dry cartridges, empty trays – just a few of the hassles that businesses go through every day with their printers. And that’s not to mention the cost of buying and maintaining equipment, keeping reams of paper ...

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Boise State mid-year research grants hit new record high (access required)

Boise State University is only halfway through its 2010 fiscal year, but officials said the university has already secured more external research and grant funding than it did for all of FY ’08, and “easily” outpaced last year’s second quarter ...

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A toast to Sunday sales in Nampa

Nampa’s first Sunday of liquor-by-the-drink sales came and went on Jan. 31, heralded by news media across the Treasure Valley as a boon to business owners. According to reports, patrons happily bellied up for brunch-time Bloody Marys and quaffed pre-, ...

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The Great Green Hope: Energy efficiency, green building seen as work force boons (access required)

Most businesses wouldn’t dream of encouraging consumers to use less of their product. But Idaho Power isn’t your typical business. As the largest public utility in Idaho, it serves more than 487,000 customers in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. But ...

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Downtown Boise streetcar proposal debated (access required)

Even if the proposed Boise streetcar project was free, George Iliff still wouldn’t support it. “I fervently want what’s best for downtown,” said Iliff, managing partner at Colliers International and a member of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s streetcar task force. ...

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Hoku 3Q loss widens; financing delay may jeopardize supply contract (access required)

Hawaii-based solar materials maker Hoku Scientific on Jan. 27 released its third quarter 2010 financials, reporting deeper losses, financing delays and the possibility that a key customer may terminate its supply agreement and seek a refund of its prepayments. Hoku, ...

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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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