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Dow to build Styrofoam insulation plant in Burley

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit within Dow Chemical Co., intends to start construction in August on a 60,000-square-foot styrofoam manufacturing plant in Burley. The Burley plant will produce extruded polystyrene insulation, or XPS, a building insulation that meets higher ...

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Idaho’s Travel Industry: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

  Introduction Like so many other industries in Idaho, the tourism industry is thriving right now. Visitors come for business, they come for adventure, they come for relaxation — and they’re coming in large numbers. Bed tax collections, which pay ...

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Bullitt Foundation narrows its focus, pulls funding from Idaho nonprofits (access required)

An environmental nonprofit that has given about $8 million to Idaho organizations since 1999 has shifted its focus to other states. The Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation will now only fund sustainable city projects in Portland, Ore., Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C. “We ...

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5-year study of Boise Valley Aquifer will help plan for future demand (access required)

The Idaho Department of Water Resources is creating a five-year study of the Boise Valley’s aquifer system to meet expected population growth over the next 50 years. The Treasure Valley’s population is expected to increase by about 250 percent to ...

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A word with Angela Hemingway of the Idaho STEM Action Center (access required)

Angela Hemingway is the executive director of the Idaho Stem Action Center, a state program that was created last year to coordinate and promote science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives in Idaho. Hemingway has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology ...

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Charter schools struggle with money troubles

The Idaho Public Charter School Commission has placed three schools on financial notice as part of the state’s recent efforts to protect taxpayers from financially unstable charter schools. Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center in Blackfoot, Syringa Mountain School in Hailey, ...

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Efforts to expand Pullman-Moscow airport runway hit snag

Plans to expand the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport have run into a snag, as the proposal could lead to the demolition of dozens of buildings at Washington State University. The airport needs to lengthen and widen its main ...

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Intermountain Energy Summit will focus on alternative energy in its third year

The third annual Intermountain Energy Summit will focus on clean energy and will feature presentations from two U.S. Department of Energy assistant secretaries. The Intermountain Energy Summit began in 2014 with a conference focused on how to better use the ...

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