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Alliance Title & Escrow opens office in Mountain Home (access required)

Alliance Title and Escrow Corporation has opened its first office in Mountain Home after purchasing First American Title of Elmore County. Located at 1715 American Legion Boulevard, the five-person office joins 23 other locations across Idaho, with several other offices in ...

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Weyerhaeuser Co. eliminates 22 jobs in Boise (access required)

Weyerhaeuser Co. eliminated 22 jobs at its Boise Technology Center this week. Most of the affected workers hold positions in fabrication, engineering, science, logistics, and administrative areas, spokeswoman Shannon Hughes said. Almost all of them will end their work by ...

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Port of Lewiston readies rail alternative as locks close (access required)

The Port of Lewiston’s container revenues could be down 40 percent for the fiscal year because of lock closures on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers planned from mid-December to mid-March, Manager David Doeringsfeld said. “As with any business, if ...

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Unemployment jumps in November

A slight increase in the labor force and a big increase in unemployment drove Idaho’s unemployment rate to 9.4 percent in November, state Department of Labor spokesman Bob Fick said. That compared to 9.1 percent in October and 9 percent ...

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Two chambers of commerce cross state lines to merge (access required)

When two staffers left the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce in spring 2010, members began to look for change. The result: a merger with the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce Jan 1. The new organization, the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, ...

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FedEx to close Meridian long-haul facility

FedEx National’s facility in Boise will close Jan. 30 as part of a national consolidation, spokeswoman Ann Saccomano said. FedEx National employs eight at 1325 N. Hickory Ave., Meridian, an employee there said. About 1,700 positions and 100 facilities will ...

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Food safety bill raises cost, paperwork concerns (access required)

Mike Heath could face more expense and paperwork to operate his organic farm near Buhl if a proposed overhaul of America’s food safety system becomes law. “I’m just afraid they’re going to get to the point where the small guys ...

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Conoco road permit foes increase; expect ‘irreparable harm’

The number of opponents to ConocoPhillips’ plan to ship four coke drums from the Port of Lewiston to Billings, Mont., along the U.S. 12 river corridor has increased. The petition to the department, filed Nov. 17, shows an increase in ...

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