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Idaho Power submits growth plan to commission (access required)

Increase output, reduce consumption is a simplified version of Idaho Power’s proposed 20-year plan recently filed with the state utilities commission. The power utility plans to add about 3,000 megawatts of capacity in part to meet anticipated load growth. Idaho ...

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Business leaders address protections for gay workers (access required)

The organizers behind an effort to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in Idaho have started reaching out to the business community for support, hoping to swing momentum at the statehouse where legislation has been handily defeated three ...

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Boise Centre celebrates 20 years

The Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention facility, is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. Since 1990, the center (until last year known as the Boise Centre on the Grove) has hosted millions of visitors to thousands of events and conventions. ...

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Idaho Falls convention center plans move forward (access required)

If Idaho Falls has better luck than Boise does, crews will break ground on a new convention center in 12 to 18 months. The Idaho Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau recently selected a site at mixed-use development Snake River Landing, ...

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Meridian contractor Ridgeway Industrial closes  (access required)

Ridgeway Industrial, a Meridian full-service mechanical contractor, is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and closing down for good. The announcement was made to division managers Jan. 28, and employees are now shutting down operations. Brian Schneider, business development manager at ...

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Downtown Boise streetcar proposal debated (access required)

Even if the proposed Boise streetcar project was free, George Iliff still wouldn’t support it. “I fervently want what’s best for downtown,” said Iliff, managing partner at Colliers International and a member of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s streetcar task force. ...

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Hoku 3Q loss widens; financing delay may jeopardize supply contract (access required)

Hawaii-based solar materials maker Hoku Scientific on Jan. 27 released its third quarter 2010 financials, reporting deeper losses, financing delays and the possibility that a key customer may terminate its supply agreement and seek a refund of its prepayments. Hoku, ...

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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Simplot plant near Pocatello (access required)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has modified the Record of Decision for the Simplot Plant Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site northwest of Pocatello. The Record of Decision guides cleanup of property or facilities that have been ...

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