Making a living as a touring musician has always been tough, but hitting the road amid a worldwide recession presents its own challenges. Idaho bands talk about the trends they're seeing and share some cost-saving tricks of the trade.
Idaho silver-based currency bills might have failed, but the 'sound money' movement marches on
By Zach Hagadone
Populist anger over the past couple of years has bubbled up into Tea Party rallies and politicos trying to outdo each other with pledges to cut government down to size. On the list of Tea'd off demands: silver or gold-backed currency. See which lawmakers in Idaho are all about it.
Micron Technology has taken a financial beating over the past couple of years, but two straight quarters of positive returns and a big acquisition might signal a turnaround for Boise's legacy high-tech company.
Technology being developed by a former Boise-based entrepreneur may one day hand you a Web-based system that can keep an eye on your elderly mom, help you feel safer in the wilderness or control every appliance in your house.
Campaigns asking us to "buy local" have sprung up all over the country, but some economists doubt that they actually improve local economies. Part of the problem is a lack of hard data, and a Boise group aims to solve that.