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TARP debts linger on Idaho banks’ books; some land on delinquent list (access required)

All four of the Idaho-based banks that got money from the federal government through the Troubled Asset Relief Program have yet to wipe the debt from their books, and three of them are lagging on interest payments. “It just comes ...

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Idaho exports jump in first quarter (access required)

Idaho exports hit a record $1.5 billion in the first quarter after jumping 25 percent from a year earlier. That compared to a 7 percent year-to-year gain for U.S. exports. Traditional Idaho export categories posted increases. These included semiconductors at ...

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Hospital development booming as old buildings hit retirement age (access required)

New hospitals and health care facilities are springing up across the state, and more projects are in the pipeline. The boom is cyclical, said Joel Rogers, chief operating officer at Minidoka Memorial Medical Center in Rupert. Idaho saw a flurry ...

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New Twin Falls hospital portends progress, yet leaves void (access required)

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center could be a boon for property values and business development in one corner of the city, but the project leaves an aging part of the community, and local governments, facing uncertainty.   The 700,000-square-foot ...

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DirectPOS to build larger quarters (access required)

DirectPOS, a Boise company that sells cash systems for stores and restaurants, is building a new headquarters as it expands its sales from the western states to nationwide. DirectPOS President Billy Knorpp said Knorpp Properties LLC will own the 5,300-square-foot building, which will be ...

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Report: Idaho last in proportion of women judges (access required)

(Updates earlier story) Idaho has the lowest proportion of female federal and state judges in the country. A study from the University at Albany found that just 11 percent of the judges in the state are female. Nationwide, women occupy ...

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Atlanta Gold plans Boise HQ to support hoped-for mine expansion (access required)

There’s a lot more gold in them thar Idaho hills. At least that’s what Toronto-based Atlanta Gold is hoping and the company will build a new U.S. headquarters in Boise to support operations to find it. Maintenance, warehouse, and office space totaling ...

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