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Chesbro Music, approaching century mark, adapts to change (access required)

Meridian Middle School band and orchestra teacher Gabe Sandvik in the past two years has been doing more fundraisers and seeking more grants to buy school instruments than ever before. More students are giving up music because they can’t afford ...

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Idaho contractors uncertain about future (access required)

The only way to track Pat McEntee down is by cell phone. As the vice president of Boise-based Central Paving Co., he’s the first to admit that he’s all over the Treasure Valley these days – and constantly on the ...

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A bleaker outlook predicted for economy into 2011

The U.S. economic recovery will remain slow deep into next year, held back by shoppers reluctant to spend and employers hesitant to hire, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists. The latest quarterly AP Economy Survey shows economists ...

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Brookings report disparages cities’ ‘desperate corporate recruitment’ (access required)

A new Brookings Institution report derides the kind of business recruitment campaigns that have dominated the time and money of a lot of Idaho business and political leaders in recent years. The report outlines a new job creation approach focused ...

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