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Drone technology increasing in classrooms, industry (access required)

Treasure Valley industry and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) advocates have joined forces again to keep educators and their students abreast of the latest developments in drone technology. Agriculture, construction, geology, public safety, real estate and more industries are increasingly incorporating drones in ...

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Energy provider Avista seeks rate increases (access required)

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Energy provider Avista is seeking approval from Idaho Public Utility commissioners to change several of its utility rates starting as soon as Sept. 1. Avista, which provides electricity and natural gas to customers in northern Idaho and nearby areas, is part of a several-party settlement ...

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Idaho Power customers set record for electricity use

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon used a record amount of electricity last week, the company said. The utility company told KIVI-TV in a story on Friday that electricity use peaked at 3,745 ...

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Idaho’s $4.25 million grant to create 750 apprentices (access required)

COVID-19 has not prevented the Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) from pursuing one of the state’s biggest labor issues from before the pandemic. Before COVID-19 created a major distraction for most of 2020, one of the biggest topics for Idaho ...

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Microbe Formulas changes leadership team

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Microbe Formulas, an Idaho-based health company, has adjusted its leadership team. Ryan Riley, former CEO, has moved into the chief technology officer (CTO) role, while co-founder Dr. Todd Watts has moved into the CEO role. While Microbe was established in ...

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Tommy Gibbons to join national laboratory program

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Hempitecture’s COO, Tommy Gibbons, will join the fifth cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads two-year program. As the Southeast’s only research and development program for entrepreneurs based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, Innovation Crossroads provides ...

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