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Aviation Specialties Unlimited names new leadership

Aviation Specialties Unlimited announced that Joe Estrera, PhD., will be the new president and Hannah Gordon will be promoted as the new chief operating officer upon the retirement of ASU President Jim Winkle at the end of the year. Estrera ...

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INL preferred site for first-of-its-kind Versatile Test Reactor (access required)

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Overall the future of nuclear energy in Idaho is looking bright, despite slowed funding. Idaho National Laboratory continues to advance as the preferred site for a first-of-its-kind Versatile Test Reactor, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, executive director of the Versatile Test Reactor program, ...

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Grants help rural Idaho beef up broadband internet service (access required)

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While COVID-19 has had a huge human and economic cost, it has brought some unexpected benefits to rural Idaho. Grants funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and distributed by the Idaho Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee have ...

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TechHelp gets $3 million to help construct new lab (access required)

Idaho manufacturing industry partners received a sizable investment of $3 million to support local product innovation and creation, postsecondary education and workforce development.  TechHelp, a service that supports Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs, has announced it was awarded a ...

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Feds: Washington nuclear operator to develop new plants

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The federal government has chosen the operator of a nuclear power plant near Richland to help develop the next generation of nuclear energy facilities, raising the possibility of a new reactor in central Washington state. The ...

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$25 million in grant funding could benefit Idaho agriculture (access required)

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As the growing season is underway, federal grant funding is being offered to support farming and industry research. The University of Illinois, in partnership with Washington State University, will be conducting projects in 10 states (including Idaho) around “precision agriculture” ...

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Expert: Home is ‘new battleground’ for cybersecurity

ST. LOUIS, MO — As millions of people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, their homes are quickly becoming the new battleground with hackers who seek to access their sensitive information, cybersecurity experts warn. On Sept. 30, Thompson Coburn ...

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Zack White promoted to IT director with Fisher’s Technology

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Zack White, former regional manager with Fisher’s Technology, was promoted to IT director at the company. He replaced Chris Taylor, Fisher’s current CEO, who was filling the position in the interim. As IT director, White will be leading Fisher’s IT ...

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Tips to help you stay safe online, from the Department of Finance

As a result of the pandemic and its aftermath many Idahoans are relying on their phones, laptops and other devices more than ever for work, school, and to stay connected. This increase in online activity corresponds with greater consumer exposure ...

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U of I receives $1 million to fund clean water research (access required)

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Greg Moller and Dan Strawn have been working to improve water cleanliness for almost 20 years together. Today, they both teach at the University of Idaho and are part of a University of Idaho research project recently receiving $1 million ...

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