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Interactive art center for kids nearing completion in Idaho Falls (access required)

A vacant theater in Idaho Falls is being renovated into an interactive art and technology gallery for kids. The Idaho Falls Arts Council is renovating the former Rio Theater at 271 Broadway Avenue into the new ARTitorium on Broadway. The ...

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Brewers get crafty using spent grain from beer

When you crack open and drain a craft beer, you probably don’t leave much behind. The same can’t be said for the process of making those brews, which yields a pound or more of leftover grain per six-pack. But the ...

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IGEM gives out $862,000 in three grants to universities (access required)

Three Idaho university research projects have received $862,000 in state grants from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. The three projects all include some private sector partners, with the grants intended to eventually create jobs and spur economic development. The state’s ...

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Boise attracts data center development (access required)

DataSite’s new $2 million data center project is the first of several new large, power-hungry co-location data centers opening in Boise that could lead more local and national companies to store their servers and data in Idaho. Two other companies ...

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Idaho gay marriage plaintiffs seek court costs

Four couples who successfully sued Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter over the state’s gay marriage ban are now asking to be reimbursed for nearly half a million dollars of attorney fees and other court costs. The group filed a motion ...

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Seismologists: Idaho earthquake swarm tapering off

A sequence of central Idaho earthquakes that rattled Challis residents for more than a month appears to be subsiding. “All indications are that the swarm has run its course and is dying down to normal activity levels,” said Mike Stickney, ...

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A big night for Idaho’s CEOs of Influence

It was an event that recognized six influential leaders. About 300 people attended the Idaho Business Review’s CEO of Influence event May 22.  For the fourth year, leaders were recognized for their integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, ...

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Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

Cows should be outside. That’s the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage claims grazing improves the health of ...

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Despite closures, food processing is going strong in most of Idaho (access required)

Although the closure of three J.R. Simplot Company plants will be a heavy blow in southeastern Idaho, the number of food processing jobs in the state at large has remained steady. According to statistics from the Idaho Department of Labor, ...

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Driving? Taking that call could cost you (access required)

Answering the phone could cost you $500. And if that doesn’t get the message across to Franklin Building Supply drivers, a new policy meant to curtail distracted driving says violations can lead to higher fines and eventually, termination. “The reasoning ...

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