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Idaho, Washington farmers see above-average year on wheat

Officials say farmers in Idaho and Washington saw above-average returns on wheat crop this year, but lentil prices are plunging. The Lewiston Tribune reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture Portland Daily Grain Report last week listed soft white wheat prices ...

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Job growth, affordable housing lures people to Spokane area

Is Spokane starting to feel a bit crowded to you? About 740,000 people live in the greater Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro area, and that figure could swell by nearly 15,000 next year if the projected growth pans out. Moves, not births, ...

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Woodgrain acquires two Boise Cascade sawmills in Oregon (access required)

Woodgrain Millwork, Fruitland’s largest private employer, has acquired two Boise Cascade sawmills and a particleboard facility in eastern Oregon. Woodgrain took over operations Nov. 5 of the Boise Cascade sawmills in Pilot Rock and La Grande and the particleboard operations ...

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Camp Rainbow Gold to acquire Soldier Mountain Ranch and Resort (access required)

Camp Rainbow Gold said it has entered into an agreement to acquire Soldier Mountain Ranch and Resort. The proposed $1.3 million purchase includes approximately 150 acres and 26 buildings, including 21 cabins. “Camp Rainbow Gold is optimistically exploring this property and ...

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Catching up with Partner Hero

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Shervin Talieh knew he wanted to set up a new office for his company in Boise during breakfast at Goldy’s in a 48-hour whirlwind visit. “At the end of the day, it’s chemical,” said Talieh, CEO of Partner Hero, which ...

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Job growth opportunities appear strong in cybersecurity fields

Congress is expected to send a bill to the White House soon that will strengthen and clarify the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role as the main federal agency overseeing civilian cybersecurity. Such a law would also strengthen national ...

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Artificial intelligence has a role in cybersecurity, but isn’t the magic bullet

In a recent study on combating cybersecurity attacks, two-thirds of 3,866 information technology (IT) professionals surveyed across the Americas, Europe and Asia said artificial intelligence (AI) tools could reduce false alerts and increase team effectiveness. Yet, only 25 percent of ...

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St. Luke’s McCall will get bigger and better (access required)

The five-year journey to a “new” St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center awaits McCall city approval of design documents that St. Luke’s Health System submitted Oct. 23. Construction is anticipated to start in spring or early summer on a two-story, 50,000-square-foot ...

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