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Petra Inc., a commercial general contractor, on April 16 opened in its new office building at 1097 Rosario, Meridian. Petra Business Development Director Michael Nigh said the 18,000-square-foot building includes about 6,000 square feet marketed for lease by Thornton Oliver ...

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Bid Briefs (access required)

Nampa Recreation Center plans to install a new reader-board sign. Project details are available from Nampa Recreation Center, 131 Constitution Way, Nampa, Idaho 83686. A bid opening is scheduled at 10 a.m. April 23. Cost not listed. Navy Operation and ...

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Friday morning roundup (access required)

We begin this morning with national news out of Denver, where a jury has convicted ex-Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio of 19 counts of insider trading, which earned him $52 million. He was found not guilty on 23 other counts. Nacchio ...

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FCC 'making inquiries' on broadband service (access required)

Looks like someone at the Federal Communications Commission finally “gets it.” Or to put it more bluntly, FCC Admits It Sucks At Measuring Broadband Competition. This week, the FCC announced it would investigate whether broadband services are being deployed to ...

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Board of Ed. approves U of I executive MBA, ISU doctorate program (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved several university programs at its meeting today in Moscow, the board said in a press release. The University of Idaho’s executive MBA program has been approved. The program will be available to ...

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Micron: See Ya? (access required)

This isn’t a good sign: “I don't have to hire one more person in the U.S.,” says Appleton. “I don't have to invest one more dollar here–and we'll be just fine.”

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Boise convention center developers contemplate downsizing (access required)

Progress in building a new downtown Boise convention center has been slow as the developers try to accommodate demands by Boise’s urban renewal agency, Capital City Development Corp. Oppenheimer Companies and John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the joint developers ...

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Idaho State Boise campus receives $5 million gift (access required)

Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy has received a $5 million gift from The ALSAM Foundation to acquire more teaching and research space in the Treasure Valley. The Foundation also donated an additional $250,000 in pharmacy scholarships for minority students, ...

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Thursday's news (access required)

Proposed federal legislation would change patent law to grant patents to the inventor who is first to file. The change is supposed to reduce the number of patent lawsuits each year. Several companies, including Micron Technology, have expressed support. Cuba’s ...

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Albertsons stores boost Supervalu earnings (access required)

Albertsons stores helped parent company Supervalu boost earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter, ended Feb. 24. Minneapolis-based Supervalu on April 19 reported earnings of $119 million, or 57 cents a share in the quarter, compared to $6 million, or 4 ...

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