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Updated: Treasure Valley new-home inventory shrinks (access required)

Despite a recent rise in new-home construction, the number of empty new homes in the Treasure Valley fell 43 percent in the year leading up to the close of September 2009, according to a report from research firm Metrostudy. That ...

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Dworshak State Park could be first to face closures (access required)

Keeping Dworshak State Park near Orofino open in spite of a $145,000 deficit may be an entry into the battle front for Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The Clearwater County Commission met Oct. 26 in Orofino and put some ...

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‘Free market’ group hosts Cato analyst in talk on Boise streetcar plan (access required)

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit “think tank dedicated to finding free market solutions,” is hosting a luncheon presentation on the proposed Boise streetcar project. Scheduled for Nov. 11, the luncheon will feature Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole speaking ...

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Boise joins top 20 foreclosure areas (access required)

The Boise area experienced one of the largest year-over-year increases in home foreclosure rates in the United States in the third quarter, thrusting it into the No. 19 position for the nation’s highest rates. This is according to a release ...

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City of Meridian earns honor for water reuse program (access required)

Meridian has won the 2009 Idaho Water Reuse Program of the Year award from the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. This annual award recognizes innovative programs which demonstrate the value, safety, and uses of reused water, and promotes its use ...

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PR firm retained to gather information on Boise's streetcar (access required)

A public relations firm has been chosen to handle the Boise streetcar issue. While choosing a public relations firm has been contentious, city council members said they made the right decision, according to Fox 12 News. Council members were clear ...

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Resource & Career Fair Scheduled for Nov. 5-6 in Nampa (access required)

People who are out of work and want to be ready for the return of the job market – or who may need a little help making it through the winter – should attend the Treasure Valley Community Resource and ...

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Smiths Ferry developers face EPA penalty (access required)

Developers face $125,000 in proposed penalties for violating the federal Clean Water Act at a construction site in Smiths Ferry, Idaho, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says in a complaint. Sal Gallucci, JJS Southwest LLC and Whitehawk Land Development Corp. ...

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URS buys ForeRunner Corp., an engineering/management firm (access required)

URS Corp., the heavy construction and engineering company that bases its Washington Division in Boise, on Oct. 26 said it acquired ForeRunner Corp., an engineering and construction management company specializing in projects for the oil and gas industry. Financial terms ...

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Idaho Power, Avista, M2M land $69M in stimulus grants; projects will transform state’s energy grid (access required)

Idaho Power, Avista Utilities and M2M Communications will receive $69 million through the federal economic stimulus program for projects to upgrade the energy grid, creating dozens of new jobs in the state and transforming how hundreds of thousands receive their ...

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