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Spokane, Coeur d’Alene will be combined metro area The Spokane metropolitan area is about to become a lot bigger. Spokane and adjacent Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will be combined into a single metropolitan area as a result of the 2010 Census. ...

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Index shows small business growth in Idaho, nation (access required)

The mountain region’s small business jobs increased by 0.9 percent during this month, according to Intuit Payroll’s latest Small Business Employment Index. Intuit defines the mountain states as Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada and Wyoming. The report also ...

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Idaho construction firms to start work on Ontario schools (access required)

Site preparation for an addition to Ontario Middle School is slated to get under way during the week of June 6 in Ontario, Ore., said Anna Ellis, project manager and partner with CM Co. Inc., Boise. Construction manager CM will ...

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Micron, apparently playing legal defense, signs deal with ‘patent troll’ (access required)

In a move possibly aimed at heading off future legal tussles, Micron Technology has cut a deal with a top patent-accumulator that is getting active bringing infringement cases against tech companies. The agreement between Micron and Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures ...

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Former HP data center sold

The former Hewlett-Packard data center at 9700 W. Bethel Court, Boise, has a new owner. The Benaroya Co. and Real Property Investors, doing business as BCC RPI Boise LLC, bought the 60,252-square-foot building from Hewlett-Packard. Benaroya plans to lease the ...

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30th St. renewal plans moving forward, draft recs coming soon (access required)

A young professional couple with a house in the modest 30th Street neighborhood recently asked Boise Mayor Dave Bieter if they ought to hold on to their property, or sell it and invest elsewhere. He advised them to buy up ...

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Money woes stall $1.5 billion fertilizer/fuel project (access required)

Financial hang-ups have stalled construction of a $1.5 billion fertilizer and fuel plant in eastern Idaho that had caught the eye of one of China’s biggest companies. Southeast Idaho Energy in May requested an extension of air quality permits issued ...

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Wendell Elementary School construction to start this month (access required)

Demolition and construction of a new elementary school in Wendell is about to get started as part of the multi-phase project. Wendell School District #232 Superintendent Greg Lowe said construction of the 58,000-square-foot building will begin in mid-June, with a ...

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Home Federal now Idaho-chartered

Home Federal Bank parent Home Federal Bancorp on May 31 changed from a federally chartered stock savings bank to an Idaho-chartered commercial bank. The charter conversion was the final regulatory stage of the Home Federal board’s strategy to move from ...

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Coldwater Creek files for future issue of securities

Coldwater Creek Inc. in late May filed a universal shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It would give the company the option to issue additional stock, or to issue debt securities, up to $100 million. It ...

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