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Bid Briefs (access required)

Community Park first phase, Idaho Falls. Bids 10:30 a.m. Mountain Sept. 22 to City of Idaho Falls. Includes excavation, roadway construction, water line and pond liner installation, park amenities. Doing business with the City of Meridian will be discussed at ...

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Idaho inventor honored with nation’s highest science and tech award (access required)

Dr. Forrest Bird, a medical technology pioneer and resident of northern Idaho, is among the four recipients of the 2008 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and President Barack Obama announced on Sept. 17. ...

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State orders two companies to stop making loans in Idaho (access required)

The Idaho Department of Finance has ordered two companies to stop lending activities in Idaho, including offers of consumer loans that require an advance fee. The companies, Hillside Financial Group and Outsource Credit Solutions, are both allegedly located in Florida, ...

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SBA seeks award nominations (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration through Oct. 30 is accepting Idaho 2010 award nominations in categories including Small Business Person of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Family-owned Small Business of the Year, Small Business ...

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Labor office in Twin Falls extends hours (access required)

With the recession digging more deeply into south central Idaho’s economy, the state Department of Labor is extending the hours of its Magic Valley office in Twin Falls to handle rising demand for services. Beginning Sept. 21, the office at ...

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Thanks for your invoice – now what did I buy? (access required)

For all the money companies spend on branding, advertising, marketing and fighting for market share, it seems they would be a bit prouder of their invoices. They fought for our business, sold us on a product or service and now ...

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Oral arguments, technical hearing set in contested Idaho Power case (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has scheduled oral arguments and a technical hearing in an Idaho Power Co. request to increase and update charges assessed new customers and developers for line installations and service attachments. After an order was issued ...

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Mitchell: Economic excitement not over (access required)

Portland-based economist John Mitchell expects total economic output to decline this year and post a modest rise in 2010. Declines in jobs and in real gross domestic product – economic output – are smaller than they were earlier in the ...

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CitySide Lofts expects FHA loans after auction (access required)

After auctioning off seven condos this weekend, developers of downtown Boise’s CitySide Lofts expect new buyers to be able to qualify for Federal Housing Administration loans. The 77-unit condo project was previously approved for FHA financing – which includes a ...

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