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Saint Alphonsus doctors unite to build a joint institute (access required)

Reconstructive orthopedic surgeons are like closing pitchers in baseball who only work the ninth inning. These doctors just come into play for the end game, when nothing more can be done with your knee or hip but rebuild or replace ...

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pSiFlow water monitoring company changes course mid-stream (access required)

pSiFlow Technology used to create technology that measured the chemical balance of pools and spas. But after selling its claim to that market, the company is now helping to test the quality of drinking water in India and other developing ...

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Aptina buys Micron imaging technology (access required)

Aptina Imaging has bought technology assets from Micron Technology, and close to 100 Micron employees will join Aptina’s manufacturing facility in Nampa. Aptina acquired Micron’s color filter array processing and imager probe assets for an undisclosed amount of cash on ...

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Judge refuses to block Utah ‘ag-gag’ challenge (access required)

A federal judge has refused to toss out the country’s first lawsuit challenging an “ag-gag” law that criminalizes undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ruled August 7 that animal rights activists can continue their ...

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Idaho farmland rises 6.3 percent in value (access required)

The value of Idaho farmland increased 6.3 percent in the past year to an average price of $2,360 per acre, according to nationwide statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Idaho numbers fall below the national averages. Across ...

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Farmers markets still growing in Boise, across the country (access required)

If you think there are more farmers markets than just a few years ago, you’re right. The country has seen a 76 percent increase in farmers markets since 2008, with 8,268 of them listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...

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A word with Robert Grover, CEO of PCS Edventures! (access required)

Robert Grover has been with PCS Edventures! for 25 years, since shortly after the company started as Pat’s Computer School in the Nampa garage of teacher Patrick McShane. Grover, who had just graduated from Boise State University with degrees in ...

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Rules hurt home loans, community bankers say (access required)

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Bankers say they might lend outside the qualified mortgage guidelines if current lobbying efforts to change the law don’t pan out. The federal guidelines, enacted Jan. 1 and taking effect in two years, were written as part of the Dodd-Frank ...

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New home office calculation is less taxing (access required)

Independent contractors and small home-based business owners now have a simpler alternative for calculating their home office tax deductions. The new formula – which multiplies the office’s square footage by $5 – is intended for those with home offices of ...

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