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University of Idaho alumnus selected as new UI president

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A former University of Idaho student who went on to become the chief operating officer of an international law firm has been selected as UI’s new president. The Idaho State Board of Education announced Thursday that ...

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Blue Cross of Idaho hacked, some member information accessed

One of Idaho’s largest insurance companies said Friday that someone hacked its website and obtained access to the personal information of about 5,600 customers, including their names, claim payment information and codes indicating medical procedures they may have undergone. Blue ...

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Homes prices average new highs in Ada, Canyon counties

Home prices are increasing in Idaho’s most populous county. The Idaho Statesman reports the median house price in Ada County, which includes Boise, jumped $10,000 from February to March to $335,000, according to Intermountain Multiple Listing Service reports. That’s a ...

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EIRMC opens the first burn care center in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opened the first burn care center in Idaho at the beginning of the month. The burn program involved renovations to four hospital departments, including a total overhaul of the trauma ...

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Layoffs planned at Idaho nuclear waste processing project

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy contractor in charge of cleaning up radioactive waste at a federal site in eastern Idaho says it will eliminate up to 190 jobs starting this summer. Fluor Idaho in an ...

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U.S. News & World Report: Boise among best places to live in U.S.

Of all the cities in America, Boise is among the best places to live, according to a U.S. News & World Report study released Tuesday. For its 2019 ranking, the magazine evaluated 125 metropolitan areas and, of those, Boise placed ...

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Idaho Power, Boise City plan ‘renewable’ future, but what does that mean? (access required)

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In coordinated announcements, the city of Boise and Idaho Power each announced intentions to move away from carbon-based energy sources such as oil and gas, though for each of them it will be decades away. Idaho Power announced on March ...

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3D technology being used to locate new Alaska oil pockets

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — New technology is being used to search for untapped oil in an Alaska bay that is already an established source of fossil fuel, according to officials. Oil and gas company BP is employing “3D seismic” ...

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Delta Air Lines official praises Salt Lake airport rebuild

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Delta Air Lines officials are hoping the $3.6 billion rebuild of Salt Lake City’s airport will give the carrier’s hub a competitive edge in the West. Delta is in the process of spending up to ...

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Albertsons pulls Plated meal kits from stores

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When Albertsons opened its upscale, foodie-focused Broadway Avenue store in Boise last July, shoppers strolling the aisle between the produce section and the burger and pizza counter passed by a long refrigerator case packed with Plated food kits. That same ...

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