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Idaho to lead return to good times (access required)

Taking another look at the underlying data, Boise State University urban scholar and technology entrepreneur Chris Blanchard is less enthusiastic about a report released by Moody’s Economy.com last week that predicts Idaho will be among the five states to lead ...

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Idaho energy sector wages still almost twice average (access required)

Though suffering declines from a slumping computer chip market and ongoing housing crunch, Idaho’s energy sector is still a vital part of Idaho’s economy, according to a study released by the Idaho Department of Labor on May 28. With over ...

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Micron to sell bulk of ownership in Aptina Imaging (access required)

Less than a year after acquiring it as a wholly owned subsidiary, Micron Technology announced on June 1 that it has signed an agreement with Riverwood Capital and TPG Capital to sell 65 percent of its ownership in imaging firm ...

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Wind for a generation: From humble start to mega 'what ifs' (access required)

Bob Lewandowski may have been among Idaho’s greatest do-it-yourselfers. As a farmer on 20 acres between Boise and Mountain Home he saw his seeds blown from the ground by a seemingly constant wind. Finally, after years of kicking and scratching ...

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Sandpoint planners give green light to town center (access required)

An ambitious plan to build a 225,000-square-foot multi-use community center near downtown Sandpoint may be coming close to fruition, after city planners recommended approval of a rezone request to make way for the complex. Named the Jamie Packer Centre, in ...

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Agriculturalists future of little ‘camelina’ plant (access required)

The term “wonder crop” germinates and blooms, or withers and dies, when the rarefied camelina sativa comes up in conversation. With its bright yellow blossoms, this sturdy relative of mustard grows fast, grows in the cold, grows in drought and ...

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Micron gains market share in down microchip market (access required)

Analysts continue to share a gloomy outlook for the global memory chip market, but noted that Boise-based Micron Technology is among the industry leaders staging a comeback. According to tech market analysis firm iSuppli, Samsung Electronics and Micron have both ...

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Proposed Hailey airport relocation draws debate (access required)

Every July a group of powerful business leaders converge on Sun Valley for the Allen & Co. confab, arriving by private jets and landing at Friedman Memorial Airport, in Hailey. Last year, the jets were packed in like sardines, looking ...

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Idaho Power announces reorganization on down growth, revenue (access required)

Suffering slowed growth and sagging revenues, Idaho Power Company is offering voluntary severance packages to between 30 and 40 employees, the utility announced on May 6. Company spokeswoman Stephanie McCurdy said the voluntary severance is part of an ongoing process ...

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