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IGEM gives out $862,000 in three grants to universities (access required)

Three Idaho university research projects have received $862,000 in state grants from the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. The three projects all include some private sector partners, with the grants intended to eventually create jobs and spur economic development. The state’s ...

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Boise attracts data center development (access required)

DataSite’s new $2 million data center project is the first of several new large, power-hungry co-location data centers opening in Boise that could lead more local and national companies to store their servers and data in Idaho. Two other companies ...

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2014 Building Excellence awards honors five Boise buildings (access required)

The City of Boise and Boise’s Building Owners and Managers Association honored five projects with the 2014 Building Excellence awards.  The awards, which were handed out May 21 at BOMA’s monthly luncheon, recognize building owners and managers whose upgrades to ...

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Natural foods retailer to farmers: Let cows graze

Cows should be outside. That’s the position of a Colorado-based grocery store chain that recently announced it will carry only dairy products from farms where cows graze in pastures. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage claims grazing improves the health of ...

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Despite closures, food processing is going strong in most of Idaho (access required)

Although the closure of three J.R. Simplot Company plants will be a heavy blow in southeastern Idaho, the number of food processing jobs in the state at large has remained steady. According to statistics from the Idaho Department of Labor, ...

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Driving? Taking that call could cost you (access required)

Answering the phone could cost you $500. And if that doesn’t get the message across to Franklin Building Supply drivers, a new policy meant to curtail distracted driving says violations can lead to higher fines and eventually, termination. “The reasoning ...

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US new-home sales rose 6.4 percent in April

Sales of U.S. new homes recovered in April after slumping in the previous two months. But Americans are still buying new homes at a slower pace than they did a year ago. The Commerce Department said May 23 that sales ...

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Health systems look to the cloud for storing, sharing data (access required)

Hospitals are generating data every day, as doctor’s visits and laboratory tests become part of patients’ electronic records. The growing amount is raising challenges and opportunities in how to store, retrieve and share that data. Increasingly, hospitals are heading to ...

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