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Launch Pad Defined

This is the best Tech networking event I have ever seen. From all cities along the Spokane, Liberty Lake Post Falls and CDA corridor, there were companies, schools, VCs, Econ Dev., Mayors, Senators, service providers,...

College Crisis-Lawmakers, schools must ease financial burden of higher education

As we watch graduates around the country cast their caps into the air and, with a mix of elation and trepidation, graduate into the work force, it’s time for the precious American ideal of equal...

UM health care forum on tap-Event touted as precursor to future regional meeting

To help keep Montanans working in Montana, the University of Montana will be hosting a health care forum at the end of the month. The first-ever event intends to bring together educators, health-care providers and...

Hi-Tech Start-Up Tips

CBS Radio News Tech Analyst Larry Magid has some tips for would-be hi-tech entrepreneurs. It’s too soon to be certain, but there are signs that the tech industry could be on the verge of a...

Standing tall by thinking small-Plummer capitalizes on market often avoided by other lumber mills

There’s a downright puny quality to the logs at Plummer Forest Products. Lodgepole pines, fir and hemlock taper to a slender 4 inches in diameter. Twelve-hundred stack neatly into a railcar, resembling toothpicks packed into...

Technology helps Boise, Pocatello score high on lists-Both cities are in top 10 in Forbes Magazine tally

Looking for a town to start a business or a career? You´d be hard-pressed to outdo Boise or Pocatello, according to the fourth annual Best Places for Business and Careers published in the May 27...

Burns bill looks to put brakes on annoying e-mail

Years ago, the British comedy troupe Monty Python created a skit that made light of Spam, Hormel’s square-shaped canned pork-shoulder product, in which a waitress offering limited menu options sang, "Spam, spam, spam, spam" over...

Corixa Corp. continues Ribi’s legacy

A Bitterroot Valley research and manufacturing facility is in the middle of a drug research and development program targeting a litany of diseases, including a possible cure for cancer. By JENNY JOHNSON Staff Reporter Ravalli...

Confidence in Wyoming economy lacking

Wyoming is outperforming the national economy in job growth and lower unemployment, but whether that boom turns to bust remains to be seen, according to a state economist. Associated Press Billings Gazette Wyoming nonagricultural jobs...

Putting a shirt on the world’s back

A hot ink smell hangs heavily in the back room of Wild West Shirtworks, where Ronnie Gorder and a dozen coworkers are cranking out enough t-shirts to clothe tourists from Anchorage to the Alamo. By...

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