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INL, POWER Engineers working on grid cybersecurity (access required)

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Cyber attacks to Idaho’s electrical power grid haven’t been making headlines, but there is vulnerability, according to industry experts, so two Eastern Idaho organizations are teaming up to keep hackers at bay. Twenty years ago, the mechanisms that manage the ...

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TDS Telecom expands high-speed internet to Meridian (access required)

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Following 700 miles of fiber network in Coeur d’Alene, TDS Telecom is expanding to Meridian. TDS Telecom is investing between $80 million to $100 million into its fiber-to-the-home network, TDS telecom spokesperson Mike Wanta said in an email message, which ...

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Grant to help NNU professor develop fruit-harvesting robot (access required)

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Duke Bulanon, Northwest Nazarene University engineering professor, describes the concept of a fruit harvesting robot as having been around for decades, but now he and several undergraduate students have technology and funding to, hopefully, make it happen. Bulanon and his ...

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FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts company has been granted approval to operate commercial drone flights without a person directing the machine and keeping it in sight. It’s the first time that the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed fully automated commercial ...

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Sage Growth Capital invests in Idaho aviation company (access required)

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Sage Growth Capital has invested in another company, this time an Idaho-based aviation software company, eTT Aviation. “We raised $400,000 of revenue-based financing from Sage Growth Capital to help fund the integration of the newly acquired Eagle Cap Software into our SkedFlex Flight and Crew Management ...

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Midas Gold reaches cleanup agreement for Stibnite (access required)

Midas Gold Corporation of Vancouver, B.C., has forged an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. National Forest Service on a three-phase plan to remediate the abandoned Stibnite mine in Valley County. The firm announced the agreement ...

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Steve Rice joins GLR Engineers as structural project manager

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Steve Rice has joined the Boise office of GLR Engineers as a structural project manager. He graduated from Boise State in 2014 with a master’s degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis. He is licensed as a professional engineer ...

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New ‘side hustle’ app gains usage in Idaho (access required)

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From the annual Spud Harvest to special product projects at Scentsy, a young app, Bacon, is seeking to connect potential Idaho workers with employers. And, in just three months, its presence is growing. Bacon proved helpful for user Erin Evans ...

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Itafos issues notice of intent for Conda mine extension (access required)

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Phosphate mining company Itafos announced the publication of its Notice of Intent for the Husky 1/North Dry Ridge extension of the Conda mine. In its news release, the firm called the NOI “the achievement of a key milestone regarding Conda’s mine ...

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