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Micron to expand production at Virginia facility

Micron Technology Inc. is expanding memory chip production at its facility in northern Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Nov. 23 that the $56 million expansion will create 123 jobs at Micron’s facility in Manassas. Micron CEO and Chairman Steve Appleton ...

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Manufactured housing market sector mounts comeback

The combination of frugal buyers and affordable prices is spurring an increase in the sale of manufactured homes across the state. One of the busiest markets in the state for the manufactured housing market is the Treasure Valley. Through Nov. ...

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Idaho highway panel could set tone of 2011 session

The 2011 Idaho Legislature could be a rancorous session pitting truckers against drivers of smaller vehicles over how much they pay for road work. Or highway funding could become just a side issue, delayed yet again as lawmakers refuse to ...

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Groups: Restore Idaho water-quality monitoring

State regulators, environmentalists and cities are pushing for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to restore $350,000 in funding to resume monitoring pollution in Idaho’s lakes and rivers. They say eliminating the cash for a third straight year could add to regulatory ...

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Wells to pay Citi $100M to settle Wachovia lawsuit

Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to pay $100 million to Citigroup Inc. to settle a dispute related to its acquisition of Wachovia Corp. in October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. Wachovia was teetering on the brink ...

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Group: Idaho poll shows support for cig tax hike

An anti-smoking group aiming to convince Idaho lawmakers to raise tobacco taxes has released a poll showing residents favor hiking the 57-cent-per-pack cigarette tax. The American Cancer Society- and Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids-led coalition said Thursday 50 percent of 500 ...

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17 more ExxonMobil modules expected soon

ExxonMobil expects 17 more modules for a Canadian oil sands project to arrive at the Port of Lewiston before the Columbia/Snake river system closes to barge traffic on Dec. 10 for lock repairs. The company already has 16 modules at ...

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Idaho company works on low-income senior housing

A northern Idaho company has started construction on an affordable housing apartment complex for low-income people ages 55 and older. Whitewater Creek was issued permits earlier this month to begin work on the Mill River Seniors development in Coeur d’Alene. ...

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Expansion for SE Idaho VA clinic could take years

POCATELLO – There are no imminent plans for the Veterans Health Administration clinic in southeastern Idaho to expand to a new, larger facility anytime soon. Just a week ago, leaders in Pocatello said they were optimistic the Veterans Health Administration ...

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Wind farm gets thumbs down in SE Idaho

A proposed wind farm in southeastern Idaho suffered a setback this week when officials turned down its special use permit application. The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission said Blue Ribbon Energy’s plan to install 27 wind turbines near the ...

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