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Why is Cleantech good for Idaho? 

What is Cleantech? Cleantech is a broadly inclusive term that refers to companies and technologies that create jobs and deploy new innovations that improve environmental and social sustainability. Why Idaho? To start, Idaho is rich in natural resources that make cleantech ...

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2021 Top Projects award finalists announced

While the construction industry has certainly had some challenges this past year – fighting insane increases in commodity prices, battling dwindling inventory in supply chains, and having to innovate on the fly to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements – somewhat amazingly, projects were still ...

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Idaho Falls to use eminent domain at 17th and Woodruff (access required)

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The intersection of 17th Street and Woodruff Avenue in Idaho Falls is the worst in Bonneville County, though not for much longer. Its redesign is scheduled for 2022. The Idaho Falls City Council voted on Feb. 25 to exercise its ...

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Hold the presses: Boise’s rising rents rise again (access required)

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Once again, Boise has broken another housing record. This time, it is rent increases. Rents in Boise increased 1.8% month-over-month for February. Rents were up by 13.5% year-over-year, making Boise the city with the largest rent increase among the nation’s 100 ...

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Can Lake Coeur d’Alene be saved? (access required)

First in a series. “Our river is gone, for the time at least, but we would really like to save our lake. Will you help?” wrote the Coeur d’Alene River and Lake Commission in 1931. The river referred to was ...

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Business needs the Legislature to fund Idaho’s universities

Idaho’s colleges and universities are consistently rated among the best public postsecondary schools in the nation. Unfortunately, there is now an effort to weaken our higher education institutions by cutting their funding. If this effort succeeds, it will be more ...

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Mark Peters appointed to board of IDACORP, Idaho Power

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IDACORP Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Peters to serve on the board of directors of IDACORP and Idaho Power. He is the executive vice president for laboratory operations at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. From 2015 ...

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What’s behind Boise housing prices? Not a lot of lots (access required)

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A lot of things are driving home prices up in the Treasure Valley. Anyone not hibernating in their basement for the last year knows that low supply and high demand are a big part of the current housing market; but ...

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Scentsy adds two buildings to Meridian campus (access required)

Scentsy Commons in Meridian.

Meridian-based Scentsy grew in 2020. The company is best known for its direct-sales business model and its ceramic-warmer fragrance dispensers that scent a room like a candle but without the danger of an open flame. To accommodate its growth, the firm ...

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