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Imperial Oil says megaload permit delays costing the company time, money The manager of Imperial Oil’s effort to move huge loads of oil field equipment from Idaho through northwestern Montana to an oil sands project in Canada says delays in ...

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New name, branding coming for Qwest Arena

So long, Qwest Arena. By the end of August, the 5,000-seat venue will take the name of CenturyLink, according to a spokeswoman for the Lousiana-based telecommunications company that bought Qwest for around $12 billion in April. CenturyLink’s name and symbol ...

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During construction slowdown, Idaho company gets creative (access required)

Lee Jones, who oversees manufacturing and marketing for Pavingstones of Melba, hasn’t been sitting by waiting for the construction market to pick up. Instead, he has turned actual job sites into events where he can showcase pavers and their installation as part ...

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Fox leaving KTRV, ABC 6 owner nabs affiliation (access required)

(Updated with comments, information from KIVI and KTRV) After 26 years, Boise’s FOX affiliate has a new home. The network is cutting ties with KTRV and has inked a deal with KNIN, currently a CW affiliate that’s owned by Journal Broadcasting, ...

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Lawmaker laying groundwork for corporate tax cut (access required)

A proposal to cut Idaho’s corporate income tax rate that was pitched in the waning days of the legislative session could be back in a serious way next year if one lawmaker gets his way. Rep. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, is ...

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Case prompts memo to insurance agents on proper handling of funds (access required)

Problems with a west Boise insurance agent’s handling of money prompted the Idaho Department of Insurance to issue a bulletin to its agents this month. The department on May 5 ordered Robert J. Schmidt to stop conducting insurance business in ...

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Eugene-based auto company to move its executives to Boise (access required)

A family-owned auto company with 28 dealerships in the Pacific Northwest is moving its president and other key staff to Boise from Eugene, Ore., this spring. Kendall Auto Group leased a building on Fairview Ave. in April and recently purchased ...

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Hotel-motel occupancy improves in Q1 for most part (access required)

Owyhee Plaza owner and General Manager John May isn’t celebrating just yet, but he likes the trends he sees at his downtown Boise hotel. “We’ve got a little upswing starting in the market. That’s really encouraging to see,” he said. ...

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Public hearings on Mountain Home planned community continue (access required)

Elmore County Commissioners will receive more testimony from the public about a massive planned community, which if approved could take 50 years to build. Alan Christy, director of Elmore County Growth and Development, said attendance at the May 10 and ...

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