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Energy firm plans landfill power plant in east Idaho (access required)

Every day, residents of Bannock County dump more than 200 tons of solid waste into their 24-acre landfill. That garbage sits and stews, rots, and generates methane – one of the most odious gases around and, according to the Environmental ...

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BSU business college meets funding goal

Boise State University has thrown a lot of effort behind making its College of Business and Economics into a nationally ranked program. With 3,300 students, the college is among just 20 percent of U.S. business programs which hold the AACSB ...

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Marketing 101 for the 2010s (access required)

With 2009 now mercifully behind us, it’s tempting to cast a jaundiced glance back at bank failures, layoffs and devastated stock values. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, writing in the New York Times, did just that the other day, marking ‘09 ...

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Sandpoint heats up for the winter (access required)

If you ever wanted to visit Bedford Falls, memorable from Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life, take a trip to Sandpoint during the winter months. With average snowfall in this small north Idaho town topping 70 inches ...

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Dam mess? Fluctuating water levels cause concern at Pend Oreille (access required)

It’s a boom and gloom cycle, making a living on Lake Pend Oreille.        During the warm summer months, Idaho’s largest lake is dotted with holiday boaters cutting v-shaped wakes across its 128-square-mile surface. The beaches are packed with campers and ...

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Sandpoint heats up with winter activities for all — Focus (access required)

If you ever wanted to visit Bedford Falls, memorable from Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life, take a trip to Sandpoint during the winter months. With average snowfall in this small north Idaho town topping 70 inches ...

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Micron: Survival adds up to success in tough times (access required)

In a lot of ways, this year’s meeting of Micron shareholders was a re-run of its 2008 roundup: the memory market is in the tank, revenue is down and international competition gets fiercer by the day. But in a climate ...

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City showcases streetcar project at open house (access required)

Boiseans got their second chance to dig into the proposed Boise Streetcar at a city-sponsored open house Dec. 3. The project, fronted by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in 2008, calls for a 2.3-mile fixed-rail loop running on Main and Idaho ...

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Medicare cuts imperil end-of-life care — Focus (access required)

In “Hamlet,” Shakespeare refers to death as “the undiscovered country.” And like any journey into the unknown, the days – even months – leading to departure are filled with uncertainty, fear and often confusion. Since the 1970s in the United ...

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One hospice a model for all — Focus (access required)

While hospice providers around the country face deep cuts to Medicare reimbursements, Ketchum-based Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley is serving as a national example of how to provide quality end-of-life care in a rural community, without ...

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