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Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. ...

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A word with Diane Bevan, first CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Diane Bevan is the first full-time CEO of the 11-year-old Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Nampa-based networking organization. The chamber has 125 members and a 14-member board; Bevans is its only employee. Bevans, a native of Nowata, Oklahoma, was ...

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Boise State offers ‘Netflix for college’ (access required)

Boise State University is looking for partners for a program that lets employees or customers earn a bachelor’s degree online, paying month-to-month in a model that has raised comparisons to the Netflix movie subscription service. Officials from Boise State’s College ...

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Idaho Press acquires Boise Weekly (access required)

The fast-growing Idaho Press has acquired the Boise Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Boise. The company said in its announcement August 2 it intends to use the Boise Weekly office as its Boise news bureau. Boise Weekly Publisher Sally ...

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Street art comes to an alley in Idaho Falls (access required)

Boise’s Freak Alley has a spinoff in Idaho Falls called Pugsslane. Gibby Smede started doing graffiti art or street art a year or so ago in a narrow downtown alley as a high school senior project at Compass Academy, an ...

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Report faults University of Idaho over sex assault complaint

An independent investigation has found that insufficient education and understanding of policies contributed to the University of Idaho’s botched handling of a woman’s sexual assault complaint against a football player. The report, made public on July 31, also says lack ...

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Greener Burke Shoemaker attorneys join Parsons Behle and Latimer

Five Greener Burke Shoemaker PA  attorneys are joining the Boise office of Parsons Behle & Latimer, a Salt Lake City-based law firm. Greener Burke founders Richard H. Greener, Christopher C. Burke, and Fredric V. Shoemaker, will join Parsons Behle as ...

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