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Compact fast reactor proposed for eastern Idaho nuclear site

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California company wants to build and operate a compact fast nuclear reactor in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that it has accepted a license application submitted by Oklo Inc., to build a ...

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Frontier backs down from Northern Idaho broadband claim (access required)

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Frontier Communications appears to be backing off from a claim that would have eliminated 300 census tracts in Idaho from federal funding to improve their broadband internet connections. In a May 23 letter to FCC Secretary Marlene Dortch, Ken Mason, senior vice ...

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Idaho Department of Commerce funds two startup projects (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than $460,000, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants to Idaho’s three ...

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Idaho startups take advantage of federal funding program (access required)

Some Idaho startups are starting to take more advantage of a federal program intended to help turn technologies into products. The program is Small Business Innovation Research, and 11 federal agencies, ranging from the Department of Agriculture to the National ...

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Idaho Deal Flow report: Numbers down, dollars take big jump (access required)

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Private investment in Idaho companies dropped slightly from 2018 to 2019 — though Micron’s acquisition of IM Flash Technologies from Intel boosted the total dollars invested. Overall, investment deals jumped to $4.42 billion in 2019, compared with $1.65 billion the previous ...

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Idaho women entrepreneurs seek funding in Zoom panel (access required)

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Undeterred by the COVID-19 pandemic that had cancelled a planned April 7 in-person event, the Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital conference held a deal forum over Zoom on June 4 to give four Idaho women entrepreneurs advice on how ...

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Idaho Falls expands fiber optic network to include residential (access required)

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Idaho Falls, which has provided so-called “dark fiber” to government organizations and businesses in the city for decades, plans to offer high-speed fiber optic connections to all city residents in the next four years. “People were constantly coming to us ...

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Federal action could boost Idaho’s vanadium mining industry (access required)

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Idaho once led the United States in the production of vanadium, which is used in the production of strong but elastic steel alloys, particularly critical for the aerospace industry. Because of Idaho’s vanadium resources, it may be relevant that the U.S. ...

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