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Can yet another study save Lake Coeur d’Alene? (access required)

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Last in a six-part series. “We are loving our watershed to death,” Rebecca Stevens said in March 2020 at a meeting of the Coeur d’Alene Basin Environmental Improvement Project Commission (BEIPC). Stevens is the manager of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe ...

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Idaho utilities seek to weatherize homes for cost, energy savings (access required)

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Power utility stakeholders are exploring ways to not only save money, but to also support energy efficiency and the local contractor network. Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a federal nonprofit power marketer to 140 companies in the Northwest, has launched a ...

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Startup Central: VisitPay acquired for $300 million (access required)

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Boise-based VisitPay, a health technology company that was named to the Tech Tribune list of the best startups in Boise and the best startups in Idaho, was acquired by R1, a Chicago-based health technology company, for approximately $300 million. The company ...

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Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

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New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price and create jobs along the way. After decades of disinformation from fossil fuel producers and utilities, this ...

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Patrick Kelly joins SFP Water Engineering

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SFP Water Engineering LLC has announced that Patrick Kelly will be working in its Boise office as a project hydrologist. He graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in geosciences. He has five years of experience in environmental ...

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Albertsons hires Danielle Crop as chief data officer

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Albertsons Companies Inc. announced that Danielle Crop has joined the company as senior vice president and chief data officer. Crop was most recently chief data officer at American Express. She will be responsible for building and executing a central data ...

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How upset are Idaho businesses with the Legislature? Really? (access required)

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Some Idaho companies are reportedly concerned that actions by the Legislature make it difficult for them to continue to do business in Idaho. But it’s hard to get on the record which companies are actually saying this, and it isn’t ...

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Drone operators challenge surveyors’ turf in mapping dispute

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Michael Jones started a side hustle shooting drone photos and videos for realtors, his clients wanted more: Images with property lines on them, to better understand where their fences should be. It seemed like a ...

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How real estate firms can use PropTech to sell property (access required)

The PropTech market is on fire. A recent report from the venture capital firm MetaProp shows PropTech start-ups’ confidence in future fundraising to have reached an all-time high. Almost 40 percent of startups who were surveyed said it would be easier to get venture capital funding ...

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The long and messy regulatory history of Lake Coeur d’Alene (access required)

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Fifth in a six-part series. The Coeur d’Alene basin has been on the federal Superfund list since 1983. This is the long and messy history of regulatory actions to address the legacy of dumping mine wastes in the basin. The ...

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