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Utility seeks ruling to reclaim investment

Idaho Power Co. is seeking a favorable ruling from state regulators that would allow the utility to recover more than $50 million invested over two years on energy efficient programs. The state’s biggest utility claims it spent a combined $50.7 ...

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Architecture billings index declines

After three months of improving conditions, the Architecture Billings Index fell nearly three points. As a leading economic indicator of the construction industry, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve months lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. ...

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Deadlock remains on future of Boise bureau (access required)

The future of the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau remained in doubt this week with no resolution to an impasse that has threatened the entire group’s budget next year. The board chair of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, which is ...

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M3-BLM land exchange plan laid out

Developer M3 Companies has announced they are pursuing a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management. As part of the deal, 12,000 acres owned by M3 Eagle LLC would be transferred to the BLM for open space conservation. The ...

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ULI panel: No local water crisis – yet (access required)

No water-supply crisis exists now in southwest Idaho, but conservation, cooperative planning and infrastructure design will play key roles going forward, according to speakers and panelists at a June 23 Urban Land Institute event in Boise. Local issues include urbanization ...

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Pioneer Title launches new tracking tool

Pioneer Title Co. is launching its own PTC Index. It is a monthly measurement of the Treasure Valley real estate market. The index combines nine critical measurements of the real estate market into a single number. Those figures are based ...

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