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Nuclear developer among those eyeing Japan quake impact (access required)

The company proposing a nuclear power plant in Payette County does not expect to be delayed by fresh concerns about the industry following the March 11 earthquake that damaged reactors in Japan. “We do not believe there will be a ...

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Boise-based firm wins five-year DOE contract (access required)

A Boise company has won a $36 million contract to help the Department of Energy with enterprise resource planning at the office of its chief financial officer. The family-owned CRI Advantage, Inc., recently opened an office near Washington, D.C., in ...

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Idaho House votes to delay grocery tax credit A plan to delay expansion of Idaho’s grocery tax credit for one year to help balance the state budget has cleared the Idaho House. Supporters of the legislation say Idaho’s dire budget ...

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Eastern Idaho lawmaker calls for moratorium on wind towers (access required)

House lawmakers plan a hearing the week of March 14 on a bill that would halt development of wind projects for two years. Sponsor Rep. Erik Simpson, R-Idaho Falls, says recent wind developments around Idaho have given the state more ...

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WinCo to expand operations, move 60 jobs to Boise (access required)

WinCo Foods is expanding its Boise operations and will move 60 jobs to the area. WinCo spokesman Michael Read confirmed March 11 that over the next two years, the company will move its purchasing, pricing, and marketing departments and its print shops from Woodburn, ...

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Idaho County officials reject N. Idaho land swap

Commissioners in Idaho County have written a letter to the U.S. Forest Service rejecting the agency’s proposed land exchange with a timber company, contending it would be disastrous for the county. Commissioners contend that putting about 40,000 acres of private ...

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Risch tells Idaho Falls group Washington is cavalier about deficit (access required)

Idaho U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo were two of only nine senators to vote March 2 against a continuing budget resolution to keep the federal government from shutting down on March 4 by providing stopgap funding through March ...

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Western Magic Valley exploring development opportunities (access required)

Micah Austin believes the potential to draw big business to the City of Jerome is strong. Jerome’s community development director said three to five developers are considering bringing agriculture-related projects to town that could create 350 new jobs. While Austin ...

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Coldwater Creek reports $37 million fourth-quarter loss (access required)

Sandpoint-based Coldwater Creek reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $37 million and a $44.1 million net loss for the 2010 fiscal year, which ended Jan. 29. The company had a net loss of $56.1 million in fiscal 2009. Coldwater Creek ...

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