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BSU housing projects heads for summer start (access required)

With construction projects fewer and further in between these days, Boise State University seems to be pulling more than its share of weight. Earlier this year the school confirmed a spring start date for construction of the $37 million business ...

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Every state loses construction jobs in 2009

For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past twelve months. That gives Idaho plenty of company in its construction employment slump. Idaho lost ...

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Despite challenges, banks move forward (access required)

A solid banking industry in Idaho may be a key in helping the state’s lagging economy to move, but top banking officials all agree that unless more employment opportunities are created, the state will continue to trail behind in the ...

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United Van Lines: Idaho ‘inbound’ in 2009

Idaho and many Western states were “inbound” in 2009, United Van Lines reported recently. The moving company handled 1,496 household moves involving Idaho, of which 839 (56.1 percent) were inbound. The West continued to see strong growth, the company said. ...

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Idaho Labor Dept. may absorb Human Rights Commission (access required)

The Idaho Human Rights Commission is in talks with the state Department of Labor to fold itself into the agency and protect its civil rights enforcement work. Director Pamela Parks told lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee Jan. 22 that ...

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White House taps Pocatello man for US Marshal (access required)

President Barack Obama has nominated a city council member and former police officer from Pocatello to be the next U.S. Marshal in Idaho. Brian Underwood is the warden at the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, a post he has held since ...

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