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2015 wildfire season forecast predicts busy season for Idaho

Prolonged drought conditions across the West have national wildfire experts expecting a busy and early fire season. According to the latest wildfire report issued by the National Interagency Fire Center, Idaho is slated to experience above-normal wildfire activity in its ...

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Fanazer developer pivots to mobile health (access required)

Alvin Mullins started his company, Fanazer, with an app that helps users monitor their fantasy football teams. But he’s changing course and entering the health sector with an app that will help people connect with their care providers. “The underlying ...

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Engineers, surveyors can renew state licenses online (access required)

Like many other Idaho state license-holders, professional engineers and land surveyors can now renew their licenses online. New applicants will be able to file online soon. The Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is one of ...

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US approves drone large enough to spray crops

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said May 5. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that ...

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Idaho governor to lead trade mission to Peru, Mexico

Gov. Butch Otter is leading a group of Idaho business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico the week of May 11. The trip includes businesses that produce milk, potatoes, boat docks, and skin care products that ...

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A second life for an Internet-controlled cat toy (access required)

Three years after scrapping sales of its Internet-connected cat toy, Boise company Reach-in has lowered the retail cost of its iPet Companion HomePlay, improved the technology, and put it back on the market. iPet Companion lets cat owners play with ...

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