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Idaho business news from around the web (access required)

Things are bouncing back after the slow news of the holidays. Legislative number-crunching, Monsanto makes a fortune, Bill Deal celebrated, costly corn-on-the-cob and more … At New West.net is a snarky little report on yesterday’s meeting of the legislative committee ...

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Two wind projects proposed in Elmore County (access required)

Idaho Power Co. seeks regulatory approval of sales agreements for two windfarm projects proposed near Mountain Home. According to a press release, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission plans to take comments through Jan. 26. Glenn Ikemoto of Energy Vision LLC, ...

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Rumors about a big project in downtown Boise (access required)

Interesting. Are two, tall, multi-story buildings being planned for the downtown block that currently houses the Boise Rescue Mission? There’s a community forum at SkyscraperPage.com, a site devoted to large construction projects. The forum is broken down by region, and ...

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UI professors experiment with nanotechnology (access required)

Two University of Idaho scientists are working to get a big bounce in real-world applications with tiny springs. David McIlroy and Giancarlo Corti are building nanosprings that might be used for such things as DNA analysis and nanospring-based gas storage ...

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Legislative preview (access required)

I just returned from the Grove Hotel in downtown Boise, where leaders in the Idaho Legislature spoke about the upcoming session. (Thanks to the Associated Press for hosting the forum.) No real surprises, but it’s clear that Idaho business owners ...

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Excited for the new Microsoft Office (access required)

The latest version of Microsoft Office, the workhorse of the business community, will arrive at the end of the month. The first reviews are starting to appear, and it looks like a radical redesign … Microsoft has eliminated the menu ...

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Air Quality Council seeks comments on final recommendations (access required)

The Treasure Valley Air Quality Council is seeking public comments on its final draft plan. The 107-page document includes data, research and statistics regarding air quality standards, forecast for future air emissions, options for improving air quality, and conclusions and ...

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Treacherous Treasure Valley roads (access required)

Count on delays this morning as motorists do their best to navigate the blanket of black ice coating southern Idaho roads. A night of rain followed by clear skies and cold temperatures left the blacktop slicker than a California real ...

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Boise State hopes to cash in on national exposure (access required)

Boise State University officials were preparing Tuesday to ramp up a marketing and fundraising campaign that they hope will capitalize on the school’s unprecedented national exposure after a thrilling underdog victory in the Fiesta Bowl. If the increases in enrollment ...

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Transformer-sharing agreement approved (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a request by Idaho Power to enter into a transformer-sharing agreement with 43 other electric utilities in the nation. If a terrorist attack disables one or more utility substations, participating utilities would provide ...

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