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Historical Amtrak station faces development challenge (access required)

From loggers and miners, to tourists and dignitaries, for 93 years the platform at Sandpoint’s train depot has been an important entryway to Bonner County’s chief city. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Gothic-style Sandpoint ...

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Brainstorm: Startup Weekend founds ventures with lightening speed (access required)

Idaho’s first Startup Weekend came and went Nov. 13-15, but four ventures developed during the 54-hour event have the potential to move forward in a big way. Morgan’s Journey, an online social network connecting families and individuals dealing with cancer, ...

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Energy roundtable: Panelists tackle energy future, needs (access required)

The days of cheap energy are over, and with federal legislation expected to cap carbon emissions, both consumers and utilities are going to have to change the way they think about power. That was the consensus from a panel of ...

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U of I president optimistic amid deep cuts (access required)

Less than six months into his job as president of the University of Idaho, Duane Nellis readily admits higher education is facing enormous challenges, but adds that an entrepreneurial mind-set can help stave off the worst of the downturn. “We’ve ...

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Unity Medical brings health care into a ‘New Normal’ (access required)

The high-speed digital world has gone by a lot of names: the Information Age, the Digital Age, the Computer Age, the Connected Age. But Michael Boerner, founder and CEO?of Unity Medical, said his company has yet another term for it: ...

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AuctionFrogs does fundraising better (access required)

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but frustration has a part to play as well. Ask Kristi Saucerman, founder and CEO of AuctionFrogs.org. A stay-at-home mom for the past decade, she devoted all of her “grown up time” ...

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Study: Idaho falling behind in exports; needs diversity (access required)

Idaho made big news last year after a trade group reported 70 percent of the Gem State’s exports were high-tech. The New York Times even sent a reporter to do a story on our burgeoning startups. Not so much fanfare ...

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