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A word with Robert Hasty of ICOM, Idaho’s proposed medical school

Robert Hasty is a physician and administrator who was hired by investors last year to help create Idaho’s first medical school. Hasty, 43, and an internist, worked as a hospitalist in Fort Myers, Fla., and moved to teach at Nova ...

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New program brings Harvard training to Idaho

A new agreement between Boise State and Harvard universities will enable Idaho workers and students to earn a credential from Harvard in one semester at Boise State. Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe is an online unit of classes that focuses ...

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Alto Via Court land slippage shows a hazard of foothills construction (access required)

The developer of homes on Alto Via Court is seeking to drill a well to drain underground water that is suspected of causing the ground to shift. Terra Nativa, the neighborhood development company owned by Richard Pavelek and Tim Day, ...

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New FHA appraisal standards sow resistance, confusion (access required)

New Federal Housing Administration standards for property valuation have some Idaho appraisers worried they’re being asked to do more than they are qualified for. All properties bought or refinanced with an FHA loan must be appraised by a person approved ...

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A word with Christine Chang Gillespie of Boise State’s Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives (access required)

Christine T. Chang Gillespie is project manager at Boise State University’s Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives. Her job is to help steer a more diverse selection of students toward studies in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math. As ...

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Up where drones fly, compliance with law is hazy (access required)

Many Idahoans using drones without a permit instead of going through an expensive Federal Aviation Administration licensing process. While recreational use is allowed, business use of drones requires an exemption from the FAA. There have been 23 exemptions issued to ...

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ITC outlines recent investment in deal flow report

Idaho companies did a good job of securing capital last year, increasing investment from $3.47 billion to $16.29 billion between 2014 and 2015. The Albertsons acquisition of Safeway accounted for $8.5 billion of the transactions analyzed in the Idaho Technology Council’s ...

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