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Otter recommendations disappoint tech council (access required)

The Jan. 17 meeting of the Governor’s Science and Technology Advisory Council was a somber affair. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter chose not to include in his budget all but one of the recommendations made by the 17-member council. He was ...

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More Micron takeover rumors (access required)

Here we go again. Analyst Web site Seeking Alpha has a post speculating on a buyout of Micron Technology by private investors. There’s nothing particularly convincing about their analysis- in the end it’s still just speculation. What I find interesting ...

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Micron settles for $91 million (access required)

Micron’s recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of its memory products will result in a $91 million payment by the Boise company, according to Micron’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Committee. The cash payment ...

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U of I engineering school turns 100 (access required)

While the College of Engineering at Boise State University continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, the elder University of Idaho this week celebrates the first centennial of its own College of Engineering. BSU has the Fiesta Bowl victory ...

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‘Is 60 percent enough?’ (access required)

Ray Stark is senior vice president of policy and partnerships at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. This interview was conducted in the days after Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State address to the Idaho State Legislature. Governor ...

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test (access required)

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has experience dealing with arduous banking regulations. “I know how much hell these bank examiners can give you,” he said Jan. 22 at a convention of the Idaho Community Bankers Association. Otter is a former ...

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Micron donates $12 million to Boise State for business school building (access required)

The Micron Technology Foundation will donate $12.5 million to Boise State University so the school can tear down a hotel near the campus and replace it with a new building for the College of Business and Economics. Officials from Micron ...

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Boise State engineering program hosts anniversary events (access required)

The College of Engineering at Boise State University turned 10 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the school is hosting Discover Engineering Days February 2-3. Because good engineers are efficient, the event is also being presented as part of National ...

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Economic development leader won’t rely on incentives (access required)

Don’t expect the Boise area to become a big player in the business-incentives game. Attracting new businesses and jobs instead will center on aggressively marketing the Boise area and enhancing what’s already here, Boise Valley Economic Partnership Executive Director Paul ...

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