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New tools are a game-changer for designers and builders (access required)

When Kent Hanway and John Maulin, principals at CSHQA, were studying architecture at the University of Idaho in the mid-1980s, they did most of their work by hand, drafting in pencil on sheets of tracing paper. Computer-assisted drafting, or CAD, ...

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House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound ...

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Data breaches and customer information (access required)

Panelists Joy Rogers, E-Services banking manager, Mountain West Bank Don Bush, vice president of marketing, Kount CeCe Gassner, counsel, Perkins Coie Terry Grogan, security consultant, Fisher’s Technology Mark Wennstrom, Regional director of information technology, Saint Alphonsus Health System Introduction: Minimizing the risk Issues of information ...

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E-cigarettes prompt new questions for health-focused employers

Most employers have figured out how to fit tobacco use into their human resource rules, wellness plans and health insurance incentives. But plenty are still working on their policies regarding electronic cigarettes, which deliver flavored nicotine-infused liquid through vapor. The ...

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As bank failures decrease, FDIC premiums don’t (access required)

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After hundreds of banks nationwide failed over the past five years, bank insurance costs skyrocketed. But as the number of failing banks has dwindled, the cost of bank insurance has remained in the stratosphere – and many larger banks are ...

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Kount backs Fraud Tycoon game to raise awareness (access required)

Online fraud detection and prevention company Kount is partnering with a new Boise game development company on newly launched mobile game Fraud Tycoon, which lets players solve puzzles to commit fraud and other crimes. The game is an effort to educate ...

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Delinquency rate for some commercial real estate loans drops (access required)

The delinquency rate for U.S. commercial real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities dropped to 6.05 percent in June, according to the latest report from Trepp, which tracks the CMBS loan market. June is the 13th straight month of improvement ...

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Growler Stations now in convenience stores, Albertsons (access required)

Eleven Treasure Valley gas stations and one Boise Albertsons grocery store have installed Growler Station Express systems that let customers fill up a reusable container with beer from a keg, similar to what some breweries and bars in the area ...

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College of Idaho’s athletic complex nearly complete (access required)

Just under a year after construction started, the College of Idaho’s athletic complex is nearly complete. Final landscaping and interior finishes are underway on the Caldwell campus with work scheduled to wrap up in early July.  The 22,300-square-foot building will ...

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