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Facing 40 percent vacancy rate, Plantation Shopping Center starts renovation (access required)

The owner of the struggling Plantation Shopping Center in Garden City has started a $2 million renovation of the 40-year-old complex. The project is slated for completion by mid-November. Rosen Properties, Bellevue, Wash., bought the center in November 2010 from ...

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Statesman cuts newsroom staff

The Idaho Statesman has laid off nine employees, including seven reporters and other newsroom staff members, journalists at the paper said. The staff was called to a meeting in the newsroom at 4 p.m. Aug. 15 by Vicki Gowler, the ...

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U.S. Silver Corp. reports record financial results

U.S. Silver Corp., the Toronto company that owns Idaho’s Galena Mine and Mill, reported record cash flows, revenues and profits in the second quarter of this fiscal year. U.S. Silver made $30.8 million in the three months that ended June ...

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Replica of territorial capitol planned in N. Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency has voted to approve spending $33,000 for a project that includes building a replica of Idaho’s first territorial capitol. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/pvQ7wY) that the agency’s members have voted 4-1 to ...

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Intermountain Bank eliminates positions, shuffles management roles (access required)

Intermountain Community Bank recently changed its management structure, naming branch-based regional presidents for southwest Idaho. Intermountain is the southwest Idaho division of Panhandle State Bank, based in Sandpoint. CEO Curt Hecker said the change, part of an organizational restructuring that ...

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Central Idaho highway expansion on hold

KETCHUM – A lack of federal money means work on an expansion project on a 27-mile stretch of State Highway 75 in central Idaho through the resort area of Ketchum probably will be delayed indefinitely, the Idaho Transportation Department says. ...

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Oregon Fred Meyer store gets solar panels (access required)

The Fred Meyer store that opened in Wilsonville, Ore., this month features the same goods as the company’s other 130 stores, but it is the first one to feature solar panels. Five hundred aluminum solar panels manufactured by REC Solar were ...

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Work starts on North End apartments (access required)

Work has begun on a six-unit apartment building adjacent to the historic White-Savage Apartments at 521 13th St. in Boise’s North End. Work started Aug. 10 to remove two cottages originally constructed on the property for Army Air Corps personnel ...

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A new Westside for the East Side (access required)

Chef Lou’s Famous Pepsi-Cola Ribs are coming to Boise’s east side. Westside Drive-in, the popular State Street diner, plans to open a second location in the former Bruegger’s Bagels building at East Parkcenter Boulevard and Apple Street. Work could start ...

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Fewer US foreclosure warnings in July; Idaho still in top ten

Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were seized by lenders in July, the latest sign banks are taking a measured approach to moving against homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments. But Idaho is still in the ...

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