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Study blames low 2015 Western snowpack on high temperatures

The western United States set records for low winter snowpack levels in 2015, and a new report blames high temperatures rather than low precipitation levels, according to a new study. Greenhouse gases appear to be a major contributor to the ...

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Plan unveiled to protect vast swath of Western US sagebrush

Federal officials released an ambitious wildfire-fighting and restoration plan Oct. 31 to protect a wide swath of sagebrush country in much of the West that supports cattle ranching and is home to an imperiled bird. The 139-page plan is a ...

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Mother Earth Brew is up and brewing in Nampa (access required)

Mother Earth Brew Co. started brewing beer in mid-September in Nampa at a retrofitted seed building that’s expected to produce the largest volume of beer in Idaho in 2017. A 500-square-foot tasting room with capacity for 33 people opened at ...

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A word with Matthew Wappett of the Confucius Institute (access required)

Matthew Wappett is the co-director of the University of Idaho Confucius Institute, a Chinese government program that aims to teach Americans about Chinese language and culture. Wappett, a native of Fairbanks, Ala., learned Mandarin on an LDS mission to Taiwan ...

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Dental provider sues Idaho over $130M contract

A dental service provider has filed a lawsuit claiming the Idaho Department of Administration violated the state’s procurement laws in awarding a $130 million contract designed to administer dental benefits to Idaho Medicaid participants, the provider announced Oct. 27. Officials ...

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New SBA rule could help hotels, medical facilities (access required)

The Small Business Administration has changed its eligibility requirements for 7(a) and 504 loans in order to allow more businesses to qualify. The SBA has changed the way it considers franchised businesses. Previously, a franchised business applying for an SBA loan ...

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With new software, businesses can make virtual reality videos (access required)

A new virtual reality company in Boise is developing software that will help businesses make their own immersive marketing and training videos. The software by VRigami, founded in May, walks non-technical users through the creation of a virtual reality video. ...

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New nonprofit aims to make Idaho known for virtual reality technology (access required)

An Idaho nonprofit is trying to draw attention to Idaho’s virtual reality talent and had its first major success at its VR Bash during Boise Startup Week. Idaho Virtual Reality Council works to bring attention to virtual and augmented reality ...

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Lawmakers will not change state employee benefits this year

State employee benefits are not changing this year, but lawmakers will continue their search for a cheap health insurance option next year. The Legislature last winter assigned an interim committee to investigate possible changes to employee insurance benefits. They’re looking for ...

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Boise creates permitting tool for new businesses

The city of Boise has changed its licensing and permitting process in order to make the startup process easier for new businesses. The city partnered with OpenCounter, a San Francisco software company, to build a web application that allows businesses ...

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