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Idaho unemployment rises to 9.2 percent in December (access required)

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment edged up slightly again in December as year-over-year job losses continued and the number of Idaho workers without jobs in December reached 69,016 – an all-time record. December’s statewide unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage ...

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IBR seeks Women of the Year nominations (access required)

Everyone knows someone who stands out and inspires others. And we want you to tell us who they are so we can share their stories. The Idaho Business Review is once again asking readers to submit nominations for the paper’s ...

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Can we afford to have not listened? (access required)

Conjure up in your mind a little pink pig with a black top hat laying belly down on a stack of money. If you’ve done this properly, you can now understand my trepidation in attending a press conference titled “2010 ...

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Otter, top lawmakers agree on ‘no growth’ budget (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter stood with legislative leaders Jan. 7 and called for steeper cuts to state government this fiscal year and a “no growth” budget next year. The governor, who will unveil details of his budget and deliver the ...

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BLM proposes routes for Gateway West power line project (access required)

The Bureau of Land Management announced on Jan. 4 it has selected a set of proposed and alternate routes for the Gateway West Transmission Line, which will be analyzed in the project’s draft environmental impact statement. A joint development, first ...

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ACHD director Schweitzer to retire in 2011 (access required)

William Schweitzer, who has served as director of the Ada County Highway District for nearly a decade, announced on Jan. 6 he would retire when his contract expires on Feb. 5, 2011. Hired by the five elected ACHD commissioners, Schweitzer ...

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Transportation board cuts GARVEE funds request (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Board will recommend less money for the GARVEE Transportation Program this year, voting on Jan. 6 to reduce its request for bonding authority from $45 million to $26 million. The program, which uses Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle ...

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No end in sight for Boise area foreclosures (access required)

The number of foreclosures filed in Ada and Canyon counties in 2009 rose 66 percent over the total from 2008. IdahoDataProviders.com reports that 8,639 foreclosures were initiated in the two counties last year, compared to the 5,202 filed in 2008. ...

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Stimulus grant supports former Micron workers (access required)

Workers laid off by Boise-based memory chip maker Micron Technology may be in line for some assistance from a nearly $2.4 million federal stimulus grant. Announced on Jan. 5, the grant was awarded to the Idaho Department of Labor to ...

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