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A word with Chuck Staben, University of Idaho president

As the Gem State’s tech industry booms, so does its demand for smart, skilled employees. The University of Idaho is working to fill some of that void. In spring 2018, the Moscow-based school formed a partnership with the Fenway Group, ...

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Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company said in a ...

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January workshops planned for an Idaho Women’s Business Center (access required)

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In yet another attempt to create a Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Idaho, the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) will hold workshops in mid-January to teach interested parties how to apply for grants. However, the one group that applied and ...

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Sorry, farmers: Hemp still illegal in Idaho (access required)

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka “the farm bill”) legalizes the growing of hemp as an agricultural crop, but don’t go planning your Idaho hemp farm yet. It’s still illegal here. “Industrial hemp remains illegal in Idaho,” said Chanel ...

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Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s ...

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Business group upbeat on Montana tech industry’s future

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state. Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance says she’s encouraged by 2018 developments at three companies with a ...

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Homeownership More Common Among Single Women Than Single Men

In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership, according to new data from online loan marketplace LendingTree. “This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. only makes 80 ...

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