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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said August 12 that ...

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Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. Many traditional small-scale ...

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Rite Aid, Albertsons call off merger deal ahead of vote

Rite Aid and the Boise grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the drugstore chain plunged after markets opened August 9. The owner of ...

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Cobblestone Hotel nears opening in Victor, has eyes on Payette and Weiser (access required)

Neenah, Wisconsin,-based Cobblestone Hotels will open its second Idaho hotel in mid-August in Victor, near the Wyoming state line. The first Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in the Gem State opened in November in Soda Springs. A Cobblestone official acknowledges early ...

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T-O Engineers merges with GDA Engineers of Wyoming

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T-O Engineers, Inc., a Meridian-based planning and engineering firm, has merged with GDA Engineers, a civil engineering and surveying firm based in Cody, Wyoming. “It opens doors to us geographically,” said Eva Fithen, marketing manager of T-O. “We’re in Idaho ...

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New steps are on the way for Boise’s Catholic cathedral

Only the upper half of the main staircase remains at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Boise as church leaders renovate the weather-damaged lower half. The stairs have been missing since June; parishioners will be entering the ...

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