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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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UI Boise brown bag series kicks off Feb. 3

The University of Idaho is kicking off a series of monthly brown bag presentations on Feb. 3 aimed at providing businesses with tips on incorporating sustainable practices while improving the bottom line. College of Business and Economics Dean Jack Morris ...

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Education budget hearings begin at Idaho statehouse   (access required)

Idaho’s public colleges and universities began hearings in front of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee Jan. 25, with presidents and other officials detailing the impact of recent and proposed cuts on their institutions. University of Idaho President Duane Nellis said $22 ...

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Silver Falcon Mining mill equipment assembled (access required)

Progress on the Silver Falcon Mining Diamond Creek mill is on schedule, and company officials hope it is operating by the end of the month. The company further announces that its mill circuit and other equipment is being checked and ...

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Engineering day looks to ignite future engineers

Kids in preschool through high school will have the chance to participate in the world of engineering this weekend. Discover Engineering Day is coming to Boise State University Saturday, Jan. 30. Activities include a presentation by astronaut Barbara Morgan, an ...

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BSU housing projects heads for summer start (access required)

With construction projects fewer and further in between these days, Boise State University seems to be pulling more than its share of weight. Earlier this year the school confirmed a spring start date for construction of the $37 million business ...

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Every state loses construction jobs in 2009

For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past twelve months. That gives Idaho plenty of company in its construction employment slump. Idaho lost ...

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Despite challenges, banks move forward (access required)

A solid banking industry in Idaho may be a key in helping the state’s lagging economy to move, but top banking officials all agree that unless more employment opportunities are created, the state will continue to trail behind in the ...

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United Van Lines: Idaho ‘inbound’ in 2009

Idaho and many Western states were “inbound” in 2009, United Van Lines reported recently. The moving company handled 1,496 household moves involving Idaho, of which 839 (56.1 percent) were inbound. The West continued to see strong growth, the company said. ...

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Idaho Labor Dept. may absorb Human Rights Commission (access required)

The Idaho Human Rights Commission is in talks with the state Department of Labor to fold itself into the agency and protect its civil rights enforcement work. Director Pamela Parks told lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee Jan. 22 that ...

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