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New tech spinoff combines bees and technology (access required)

Two former Micron Technology business directors are working with a local bee and wine expert on a new company, Kairosys, that will use high-tech sensors to help farmers manage bees and otherwise help farmers do their jobs better. “I’m calling ...

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Here’s why home sales are finally surging

Real estate has gotten hot again. Home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007. First-time buyers are streaming back into the market. Prices are skyrocketing, aided by a stronger job market and tantalizingly low mortgage rates that ...

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Idaho credit unions continue nation-leading growth (access required)

Credit unions in Idaho continue to outpace their peers in other states. Idaho credit unions have the highest growth in loan volume and second-highest growth in assets and members for the first three months of 2015. Idaho credit unions also ...

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Point-and-click medicine: Most mistakes happen when files go electronic (access required)

A woman is rushed to the emergency room with abdominal pain and, while being examined, her heart races out of control and she suffers a fatal stroke. Unbeknownst to the ER doctor, the woman had previously been diagnosed with tachycardia. ...

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Idaho university officials report program, staff cuts

All four of Idaho’s four-year public universities and colleges have eliminated degree programs, dissolved academic departments or reduced staff during the past year as part of a statewide effort to cut costs and prioritize college programs. Boise State University restructured ...

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Boise State athletic director leaves for Syracuse

Mark Coyle, formerly the athletic director at Boise State University, was named athletic director at Syracuse University in New York on June 19. Boise State replaced Coyle on June 23 with Curt Apsey, a long-time Boise State athletic department administrator ...

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A word with Dan Everhart of Preservation Idaho (access required)

Dan Everhart is the public face of Preservation Idaho, an all-volunteer group that works to save Idaho’s historic structures from extinction. Preservation Idaho has been busy lately trying to save five 120-year-old houses in an area of downtown Boise at ...

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Lodging revenues show healthy growth in Idaho tourism (access required)

Tourism in Idaho has grown substantially in recent years. Lodging revenues topped pre-recession levels in 2013 and then grew another 10 percent in 2014. The head of Idaho’s tourism recruitment effort said the agency is now focusing on using digital ...

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Montana CDC gets $65 million tax credits for projects

The Montana Community Development Corp. received a $65 million New Market Tax Credits allocation from the U.S. Treasury Department on June 15. Montana CDC can work with investors and companies looking to grow to use those tax credits to fund ...

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Idaho, Netacent trying to sell its unemployment software to other states (access required)

A Boise software company that helped the state of Idaho build its new $7 million unemployment computer system is now trying to sell part of that service to other states. Until recently, Idaho’s unemployment system, which pays jobless benefits and ...

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