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Questions remain about Simplot JUMP project (access required)

Boise’s mayor and planning officials say the JUMP project is not being delayed, but is in the normal review processes. Twice the city design committee has delayed approval of the $70 million Simplot Foundation’s Jack’s Urban Meeting Place plans. A ...

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Brogan residents oppose Idaho Power transmission line route (access required)

Idaho Power‘s proposed 300-mile transmission line isn’t sitting well with Brogan, Ore., residents. “Our little town would have these towers wrapped around us, very close,” said Rick Simmons, spokesman for Friends of Brogan Township. Brogan, northwest of Vale in Malheur ...

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Boise resident looks at election to reshape GBAD board (access required)

Boise newcomer Michael Sullivan believes the Greater Boise Auditorium District board has turned its back on the city’s visitors bureau, and he’s looking to remake the board. Two seats on the district board are up for election in 2011. “My ...

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Four new developments planned for northern Idaho (access required)

Four new residential subdivisions in various stages of planning and development are in the works in northern Idaho. Two of the neighborhoods are located in Post Falls, one in Hayden, and another Rathdrum, said Jim Fox, spokesman for Windermere Coeur ...

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New energy efficiency research center moves ahead (access required)

Idaho leaders have talked urgently about boosting energy efficiency in a state that has limited resources to produce its own power, but now they’re finally doing something about it. Plans for a new Center for Energy Efficiency Research, which could ...

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Anderson Ranch Dam crest-raising contract released (access required)

A Utah company has been selected to raise the crest at the Anderson Ranch Dam, beginning in April 2011. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation selected PNK Constructors LLC of Coalville, Utah, from among eight bidders to raise the crest of ...

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Federal free-lunch program numbers up; indicates higher poverty (access required)

The number of children who qualified for the federal free and reduced lunch program rose at several Idaho school districts this year. While statewide numbers won’t be reported until March, an early sampling of districts found that the proportion of ...

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Statewide university incubator fund ready to launch (access required)

The State Board of Education is gearing up to create a $333,000 annual fund that university researchers could tap to turn their ideas into businesses. The governor-appointed Idaho Innovation Council endorsed the idea of a two-year pilot project during its quarterly meeting on Sept. 30. ...

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Ada County courthouse parking rates to drop (access required)

Ada County courthouse visitors will be able to park for an hour free and pay only $1 per hour when the county takes over parking at the downtown Boise facility on Oct. 1. County commissioners inked a series of agreements with ...

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Two Idaho employers cited as best places to work in healthcare

Pay, time-off policies and other programs have put Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Emergency Physicians in Boise on Modern Healthcare‘s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Modern Healthcare magazine surveyed hospitals on traditional indicators like benefits and ...

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