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Eagle software developer streamlines vacation plans (access required)

An Eagle company is trying to revolutionize the way Idaho vacation rental companies handle bookings with a unique Web-based “pay-as-you-book” approach. Called LiveRez, the program provides vacation rental firms – which traditionally rely on phone or email – with access ...

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Social networking site lets employees share salaries, boss reviews (access required)

While it’s long been the province of public relations experts and marketing gurus to create and shape a company’s reputation, the best way to find out about a workplace has always been by talking to its employees. In the pre-Internet ...

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Boise streetcar plan moves forward (access required)

Sixty years ago, the vast majority of urbanites relied on streetcars for at least part of their daily transportation. But with the post-war explosion in personal car ownership, the streetcar all but disappeared from the American cityscape. Now communities like ...

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Play2Train virtual world provides disaster training (access required)

Imagine you’re a hospital administrator, going through a sheaf of paperwork, when suddenly the phone rings and you’re told a downtown restaurant has exploded, possibly killing the mayor who was dining inside. Instantly the phone lines are jammed with calls ...

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Smaller tech firms bolster industry amid job cuts (access required)

Analysts say Idaho’s fast-growing number of start-ups and small tech firms has helped bolster employment in the industry, as workers experience job cuts at some of the state’s largest technology companies, Micron and Hewlett-Packard. According to Idaho Department of Labor ...

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New turbine goes online at Evander Andrews plant (access required)

Idaho Power Co.’s new 170-megawatt gas-fired Danskin CT1 power plant at Evander Andrews Power Complex in Mountain Home went on-line less than a month ago, but since the Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved a rate increase on June 1 the ...

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Regulators approve Idaho Power rate increases (access required)

Idaho Power customer bills went up Sunday after state regulators approved rate increases to the Power Cost Adjustment that will effectively raise the amount all customer classes have to pay by an average of 10.7 percent, with small commercial customers ...

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