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Idaho reaches settlement with US Fidelis

The former owners of a company that claimed to be the nation’s top marketer of auto-service contracts are now permanently banned from doing similar business in Idaho. The state attorney general’s office says Darain and Cory Atkinson, ex-owners of US ...

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Idaho cheese factory to expand next year

The Jerome Cheese Co. plans to create up to 20 new jobs with the expansion of its factory in south-central Idaho next year. The company says addition to the Jerome plant, which churns out about 520,000 pounds of American cheese ...

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Residence Inn building site bought in Nampa (access required)

A Residence Inn, by Marriott Corp., is scheduled for the intersection at the Treasure Valley Marketplace shopping center in Nampa off Karcher Road. JRW Construction owner Renny Wylie, of Eagle, bought 6-plus acres for future retail development off the Karcher connector with Interstate 84. ...

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New billboards raise awareness about JUMP

The Simplot Foundation is continuing to raise awareness about Jack’s Urban Meeting Place with a new billboard at the corner of Ninth and Front Streets in downtown Boise. Simplot spokesman David Cuoio said the billboard went up Nov. 4, with another ...

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Boise State hopes for research dollars from NASA visit (access required)

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is sending a $100,000 piece of equipment to Boise State University for a team of researchers to study the electrostatic properties of planetary dust. That’s the result of the researchers’ recent visit to the Greenbelt, ...

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Interest about JUMP remains strong

Between 250 to 300 people attended an informational open house about the Simplot’s JUMP project Nov. 4. Simplot spokesman David Cuoio said turnout to the First Thursday event in downtown Boise was large, and the attitude was positive. A number ...

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Idaho unemployment inches up

October marked the third straight month-to-month increase in unemployment, state Department of Labor officials reported Friday. Idaho unemployment hit 9.1 percent in October compared to 9 percent in September and 8.8 percent in October 2009. Idaho Department of Labor spokesman ...

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UPDATE – Opponents ask for formal ITD hearings on U.S. 12 (access required)

Residents along U.S. 12 are asking the Idaho Transportation Department to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equipment over the roadway. Earlier this week, the Idaho Supreme Court overturned ...

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Boise anti-poverty group given $125,000 grant (access required)

A Boise non-profit that helps entrepreneurs start and run successful businesses has won a $125,000 grant to help strengthen green businesses. Microenterprise Training & Assistance, or META, will receive $125,000 in January from Northwest Area Foundation, a St. Paul, Minn., ...

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