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Urban renewal proposal targets accepted shortcomings (access required)

Idaho Legislators can expect a handful of urban-renewal reform bills this year. Rep. Leon Smith, who chaired the 2010 House Urban Renewal Subcommittee through six weeks of hearings, called the 2010 deliberations, which resulted in no change in law, “last ...

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Tax Commission recoveries rise after hires

Replacing jobs cut during the recession paid off for the Idaho State Tax Commission in the form of increased recoveries. Recoveries totaled $89,370,310 in the first half of Fiscal 2009 (July-December) before dropping to $79,106,015 for the same period of ...

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Saltzer to open family practice clinic in Caldwell (access required)

The physician-owned Saltzer Medical Group is opening a new family practice clinic in Caldwell next summer. The Nampa-based company has hired two physicians from out of state for its clinic, which will be housed in offices already occupied by Saltzer ...

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M2M Communications purchased by EnerNOC (access required)

EnerNOC Inc. has acquired M2M Communications, Boise, in a $33.3 million cash and stock transaction announced Jan. 26. Both companies work in the utility sector. EnerNOC benefits by accessing M2M’s technology, while M2M now has access to Boston-based EnerNOC’s big ...

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No immediate plans for former Jackson Elementary School site (access required)

The Boise School District has no immediate plans to demolish the former Jackson Elementary School site, even as it reconfigures where one of its programs will move this fall. The 9-acre site at 334 S. Cole Road is home to the ...

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Kohl’s plans Boise Towne Square store (access required)

(UPDATE: Adding the Meryvn’s location, ESI, and Kohl’s comments) Kohl’s plans a department store in the Boise Towne Square mall, according to a contractor bidding announcement. CSI Construction Inc., of Portland, and ESI of Boise are among the contractors bidding ...

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Two days of rain cost Bogus $100,000 (access required)

A high-altitude rainstorm that drenched Boise-area skiers over the two days of the Martin Luther King day weekend will cost the Bogus Basin ski area about $100,000. With the earliest opening since 1994, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area was on ...

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UI Ag dean urges panel to hold budget line on research, extension (access required)

Greenleaf Farms operator Dave Dixon was concerned but realistic after attending a University of Idaho Agricultural Research and Extension Service hearing before the Idaho Legislature’s budget committee. “We’re very concerned about the cuts that have taken place, but we also ...

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