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Let’s take Idaho’s broadband seriously 

People are moving to Idaho in record numbers, and I don’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where outdoor recreation in pristine forests, mountains, rivers and lakes is easily accessible? However, Idaho’s infrastructure is not up ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ INL seeks partner for small hydropower field demonstration

To follow on recent research, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has announced it is looking for field demonstration partners to help investigate how regional hydropower operators can integrate industrial-scale energy storage to make plants capable of providing local emergency power during ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ State-of-the-art linear accelerator coming to Fruitland St. Luke’s (access required)

Fish-eye view of the new central plant (left) and attached parking garage (right) at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise.

St. Luke’s Cancer Institute has announced it is installing a new linear accelerator in Fruitland on site for radiation therapy. The upgraded linear accelerator is an advanced radiotherapy system that will continue to deliver powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy ...

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Northwest Specialty Hospital adds knee-replacement robotics, awards  (access required)

Orthopedic surgeons at the physician-owned Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) in Post Falls now have access to the newest in surgical robotics. The new technology came months after NWSH earned a distinction for expertise in total knee and hip replacement surgeries.  ...

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Idaho Central Credit Union enables Bitcoin services  (access required)

The Idaho Central Credit Union in Star. Photo courtesy of ICCU.

Interested in cryptocurrency but prefer the security of a traditional financial institution? Now you can get both. Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) is partnering with two other companies to enable its customers to buy and sell Bitcoin within its mobile ...

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Hamilton promoted at Fisher’s Technology

Fisher’s Technology has announced that Dana Hamilton, registered health information administrator, is being promoted from technical account management to leading Fisher’s technical support and engineering team. Hamilton was a client with Fisher’s Technology five years prior to becoming a part ...

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Boise State garners NSA award; New platform boon for rural security  (access required)

stock photo of computer security

Boise State University (BSU) has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency. A recent partnership with a cybersecurity firm and its monitoring tools will likely enhance that distinction.  BSU garnered the ...

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That deal on solar panels could be a scam, warns Idaho Attorney General

As winter’s gray skies give way to sunshine, some Idaho homeowners will harness those rays — looking for a way to cut utility bills and reduce their use of non-renewable energy. But consumers should be wary of claims that seem ...

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House, Senate pass bill allowing some cybersecurity records to remain secret

Lawmakers in the House Judiciary, Rules & Administration and Senate have approved exempting some government cybersecurity records from public disclosure. The Associated Press (AP) originally reported that the House voted 48-20 to approve the bill (H0621) in February; the Senate ...

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