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13 arrested on illegal immigration labor charge (access required)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 13 individuals suspected of working illegally at a pallet manufacturing company located in Homedale. The agency, according to a press release, claims the workers, employed by Specialty Inc., Wood Products, will be ...

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Black Diamond Engineering settles over alleged EPA violations (access required)

Black Diamond Engineering has agreed to pay a $1,277 penalty to settle an enforcement case with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. The alleged violations occurred at the Cedars at Sand Creek construction ...

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Technology industry wages still outpace private sector (access required)

Idaho’s technology industry still pays higher wages than the average private sector wage, according to a recent national survey. High-tech wages in every state continued to significantly exceed overall private-sector wages, the report by the AeA trade association stated. In ...

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Willow Falls expansion to begin in summer (access required)

Construction of an 8,250-square-foot building is expected to start by early summer in Willow Falls Commercial Park, Caldwell. A supplier of items to businesses is considering occupying the entire building, said Kieth Bradshaw, project manager with Caldwell-based Bradshaw Construction. He ...

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Hoku Materials signs capacity agreement (access required)

Hoku Materials, Inc. has signed an agreement that will allow them to expand production capacity by as much a four-times its present capacity. Company officials have signed an agreement with polysilicon reactor supplier GEC Graeber Engineering Consultants GmbH to purchase ...

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RxElite buys FineTech, signs anesthesia deal (access required)

RxElite Inc., a Meridian-based manufacturer of specialty generic drugs, said in a March 20 filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission that it completed its $6.2 million acquisition of FineTech Laboratories Ltd., Haifa, Israel. The new entity will operate ...

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Ada County cuts position in development services (access required)

Four positions in Ada County Development Services have been cut due to a drop in fees from projects submitted to the department. The cut is part of a $260,000 trimming in the department’s budget, according to Director John Taylor. The ...

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Boise cited in least costly places to do business (access required)

Boise is among the top 18 least-costly metropolitan areas to do business in the U.S., according to the auditing firm of KMPG. The study ranked Little Rock, Ark., as the least expensive among 18 U.S. locations with populations between 500,000 ...

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Real estate disclosure bill dies in committee (access required)

A bill that would have required home buyers to tell the county assessor how much they paid for their home died in the House after passing the Senate. House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, has held the ...

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Downtown businesses invited to comment on transit center site selection (access required)

Businesses and property owners surrounding potential sites for a multimodal transportation center are invited to comment on the sites at a meeting next week. Members of the public are also welcome to attend. Valley Regional Transit and the Community Planning ...

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