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Solar shines as residences opt for power from sun (access required)

Dan Thee of Marsing doesn’t know whether solar power will become the practical solution to meeting the country’s energy needs. What he does know is that the 40-panel system atop his home is up and running. “It’s prime time now. It’s ...

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Efficient farming the antidote for rising costs (access required)

Although the cost of growing crops continues to increase for Idaho farmers, farm profit margins are healthy. The explanation: Farmers are becoming more efficient. Tractors cost a bundle, and the price for diesel is up almost a $1 a gallon since last ...

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Farm sale: Buy crops by the brand name (access required)

In Parma, J.C. Watson Co. isn’t preoccupied with the upcoming centennial of its onion growing, packing and shipping business. Instead, the company has been busy building a recently launched brand of premium onion that ends up on restaurant tables and ...

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On brutal Wall Street day, Micron is a heavily traded loser

Micron Technology Inc. was the eighth most active stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market as of the close of the market on Thursday, Aug. 18, according to Yahoo Finance. It was a day in which U.S. stocks took a severe ...

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Decline in architectural billings accelerates (access required)

DOLAN NEWSWIRES AND IBR STAFF REPORT Not only does the American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index continue to drop, but it’s starting to drop at even a faster rate. After dropping by almost a point in June, the ABI ...

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AT&T expands phone coverage and broadband service in Idaho (access required)

AT&T on Aug. 17 said it has expanded mobile broadband service and phone coverage in south central and southeast Idaho. The company added new frequency carriers at 25 cell sites in south central and southeast Idaho. The locations are Twin ...

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Wireless Data Services needs 250 new employees (access required)

Through the end of the year, Wireless Data Services plans to hire 250 people full-time at its customer-service call center in west Boise. The company is contracted by Verizon Wireless to field inbound calls. “We are ramping right now,” said ...

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Air National Guard invades Boise for softball (access required)

A softball tournament set to start Aug. 18 in Boise is expected to generate at least $350,000 in revenues for Boise merchants, according to one organizer. Forty-two teams from across the country are expected to compete Aug. 18-20 in the ...

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Former chief of anesthesia sues St. Luke’s (access required)

A former chief of anesthesia at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise is suing the hospital, claiming that his concern for patient safety led to the loss of his job. Attorneys for Dr. Patrick Zoellner filed suit Aug. 16 ...

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