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Idaho ACLU executive director steps down (access required)

Jack Van Valkenburgh has stepped down as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union as of today. During Van Valkenburgh’s tenure, the ACLU in Idaho grew from 350 to over 2000 members, and from having no staff to a ...

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Business owners say local growth is key to expansion (access required)

Local business owners and senior managers say regional economic growth, local demand for products and the Treasure Valley’s quality of life are some of the biggest factors in whether their companies decide to stay and expand in the valley, according ...

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Governor slated to open first Global 21 conference May 13 (access required)

Idaho Trust National Bank, Boise, is scheduled to present the first Global 21 International Business and Investment Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 13 at Boise Centre on the Grove. Conference topics will include resources that businesses can ...

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PUC conducting workshops, taking comments on Idaho Power PCA (access required)

Staff from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission will conduct public workshops next week to answer customer questions about Idaho Power Company’s proposed Power Cost Adjustment surcharge. Every year on June 1, customer rates are adjusted either up or down to ...

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Unemployment seminars slated around state (access required)

More than 400 Idaho employers and employer representatives have signed up for one of 30 free seminars this spring on controlling unemployment insurance costs and information on the latest developments in state wage and hour and unemployment insurance laws, the ...

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Coldwater Creek renegotiates credit line (access required)

Coldwater Creek Inc.has amended the terms of its $60 million five-year revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank. Coldwater Creek’s CFO Tim Martin said in a press release the amendment gives added flexibility by reducing the quarterly fixed charge coverage ...

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Georgia firm, INL develop new ID testing (access required)

Identity Sciences, in Alphretta, Ga., with its strategic science partner at the Idaho National Laboratory, in Idaho Falls, has developed a new forensic human identification test which delivers accurate, reliable results in two hours. The test, AbP ID, does not ...

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Foreclosures rise in Ada, Canyon counties (access required)

Loan default filings kept rising in March in Ada and Canyon counties, IdahoDataProviders.com reported. Ada County one-month totals increased almost every month during 2007, starting with 85 in January and ending with 190 defaults filed in December, IdahoDataProviders principal Charlie ...

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Ada County asks taxpayers to fill out budget survey (access required)

Ada County commissioners are asking taxpayers to dissect the county’s spending and help guide next year’s budget in a new online survey. The survey, at www.adaweb.net, asks citizens to review last year’s budget and suggest allocations for the coming fiscal ...

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