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Expert: Home is ‘new battleground’ for cybersecurity

ST. LOUIS, MO — As millions of people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, their homes are quickly becoming the new battleground with hackers who seek to access their sensitive information, cybersecurity experts warn. On Sept. 30, Thompson Coburn ...

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Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho offers Virtual Economic Summit (access required)

Jim Chipman of Colliers shared a screen via Zoom of Idaho statistics at the REDI conference on Oct. 8. Photo by Catie Clark.

Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho, better known to locals as REDI, held a “first-of-its-kind economic summit” for the eastern Idaho business community on Oct. 8, which was also an entirely virtual event. The online conference sported an impressive roster ...

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Cattle prices steer downward as retail beef prices soar (access required)

Longhorn cattle grazing in Emmett. Photo by Catie Clark.

Idaho cattle growers are not happy. Retail beef prices haven’t been this high since 2015. Average retail beef prices peaked in June at $4.74/pound according to ag price tracker beef2live.com. They fell to an average of $4.18/pound by the end of ...

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Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state officials said Monday they were again unsuccessful at live-tracking a “murder” hornet while trying to find and destroy a nest of the giant insects. The Washington State Department of Agriculture said an entomologist used dental ...

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Idaho Wheat Commission stalking a new building. Here’s rye (access required)

Boise architect Cornel Larson's preliminary conceptual drawing of the potential new IWC building.

The Idaho Wheat Commission wants to shuck the shell of its current 75-year old office building and build a new one in the same spot. The land in question is surely more intriguing than the current home of the Wheat ...

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A word with Brandie Chapman of LunchboxWax in Coeur d’Alene (access required)

photo courtesy of Cheryl Nichols Photography

Brandie Chapman of Coeur d’Alene did something most people would consider close to insane: she opened a franchise business in the middle of the pandemic. Then she busted all expectations and odds as her business took off, keeping five newly-employed ...

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Handmade Idaho Shop opens in Idaho Falls (access required)

The Handmade Idaho Shop in Idaho Falls.

Twenty years ago, downtown Idaho Falls was not what you would call a prime shopping location. That’s not the case anymore. Just two days after the business organization Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho held its annual summit, an Idaho-themed ...

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Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

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NEW YORK (AP) — The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy. Owners contending with government ...

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Judge grounds US Air Force urban training plans in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Air Force violated environmental laws by not adequately studying how noise from military jets coordinating exercises with plain-clothed soldiers on the ground in Idaho could harm humans and wildlife, a judge has ruled. U.S. ...

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Man pleads guilty to bribing FBI official over contract

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to bribing an FBI official to help him win lucrative construction and maintenance contracts worth more than $12 million for an Idaho data center. Robert Bailey, 63, of Centreville, Virginia, ...

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