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Emotions at work – they're going to happen (access required)

It’s a few years into the 21st century, and despite predictions by science fiction writers, most workers aren’t facing the threat of being replaced by robots. So there’s no reason we should behave like robots at work. Nonetheless, some people ...

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'Tuition' for state U's raises questions (access required)

Idaho’s public universities are taking a long, hard look at their finances, and have taken some unusual measures. Boise State University, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College got the green light from the Legislature and Gov. Kempthorne to start ...

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Eagle Road – more development coming (access required)

Driving up, down and around busy Eagle Road recently, I quickly changed my previous view that the north-south corridor in west Ada County is something close to full build-out. It’s well documented that traffic volume has spiked in recent years, ...

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Keep your firm from being next ChoicePoint (access required)

While hacking incidents at ChoicePoint and LexisNexis seem to indicate no Web system is safe, a lot of businesses make things way too easy for hackers. That’s the word from Richard Goldston, a computer forensic examiner and senior information technology ...

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Boise aims to free up the permit process (access required)

Bruce Chatterton, Boise Planning & Development Services Director, says the process the city uses to approve building and development projects needs to be improved – again – and can be. The system isn’t efficient or customer-friendly enough, and “we need ...

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Hello Legislature! – It's not 1970 anymore (access required)

For decades, the state’s approach to promoting Idaho as a business destination has centered on our quality of life, with an emphasis on outdoor recreation. We’ve always wondered how effective this is. Does a business owner, let alone a corporate ...

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Bioscience – A part of Idaho's future … (access required)

Analyzing the genetic material of a potato may sound like tedium to you. But to BioIdaho, it sounds like profit. An association of Idaho universities, research centers and bioscience companies, BioIdaho organized an event last week to brief legislators on ...

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Recycling – coming to the office, too? (access required)

If your office is anything like ours, you generate a fair amount of trash on a regular basis. Have you ever thought about recycling some of it? At the IBR, as might be expected, we build up piles of newspapers ...

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Filling in urban blank spots – sprawlessly (access required)

Land-use planners need to be more proactive if they want to combat sprawl by promoting growth within built-up areas. That was a key theme that emerged from a three-day conference on Ada County growth early this month. Several members of ...

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Filling in urban blank spots – sprawlessly (3459) (access required)

Land-use planners need to be more proactive if they want to combat sprawl by promoting growth within built-up areas. That was a key theme that emerged from a three-day conference on Ada County growth early this month. Several members of ...

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