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Let there be light: Post Falls hospital uses germ-zapping robot (access required)

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High-intensity light from a robot is being used to kill germs in a Northern Idaho hospital – and hospital staffers say the investment offers an extra layer of protection to keep patients safe. Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls recently ...

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Catching up with GIMM — as it trains the next generation of developers (access required)

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Boise State University’s Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology major, popularly known as GIMM, will be graduating its first cohort of about 26 students this spring, and five of them already have jobs. In fact, one of director Anthony Ellertson’s ...

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Kuna updates comp plan, asks for comments (access required)

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Kuna has released a draft copy of its comprehensive plan update, available for public comment through Jan. 25. “There is a strong focus on economic development and a healthy community that includes open space, parks, pathways, recreation and entertainment opportunities,” ...

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Idaho’s Veterans Services Division struggles to hire nurses

The director of Idaho’s Division of Veterans Services says beds for veterans are going empty despite waiting lists because the agency can’t hire enough medical staffers. Director Marv Hagedorn told Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee on Monday that it’s difficult to ...

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Complaint: Health facility staff weren’t fired after neglect

A complaint survey says two employees who falsified records and failed to check on a resident who died at an Idaho health care facility were not fired. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the employees at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center instead received more ...

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Startup uses tech to help farmers compare seed prices

HOPE, N.D. (AP) — A company with roots in Silicon Valley is trying to shake up the farm economy — and hundreds of farmers in Minnesota and the Dakotas are dipping their toes in the waters. The Farmers Business Network ...

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Gov. Little seeks 3 percent merit raises for Idaho employees

Idaho Gov. Brad Little is recommending a 3 percent merit-based pay increase for state employees in his proposed budget. The Idaho Press reports state worker pay has lagged behind both the public and private markets. Little’s recommendation echoes the Idaho Division of ...

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‘Amenities creep’ a closely watched office market trend (access required)

Building owners in Boise’s Downtown core are going that extra mile – and sometimes investing heavily – in order to attract quality, long-term and happy tenants. Often, the strategy includes creating or retrofitting spaces so current and future tenants can ...

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New owners look to revive Plantation (access required)

The new owners of the Plantation Country Club want the property to remain in operation as a golf course, but a group of nearby residents who worried about the land sale is keeping a close eye on any future redevelopment ...

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