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Mayor: Nampa is a ‘community of potential’

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Amid a skirl of bagpipes, Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, now in her second year in office, said, “I am happy to report that the state of the city is strong and moving forward in the right direction.” The annual speech ...

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe opens event center as part of facility upgrade (access required)

Another Idaho tribal casino is betting that upgrades to its gaming floor and event center will increase visitation. Just two months after the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe unveiled a $35 million casino expansion at its Fort Hall location, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe ...

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Boise Cascade to buy lumber distributor (access required)

Boise Cascade Co. has acquired Birmingham, Alabama-based American Lumber Distributors and Brokers — the fourth regional distributor the wood product company has purchased in the past year. In the last 12 months, Boise has acquired Arling Lumber of Cincinnati, Ohio; Lumberman’s Wholesale ...

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Construction sites taking on a new look with more women

NEW YORK (AP) — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it’s a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing. ...

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Arena plans moving forward at U of I (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously March 14 to approve the University of Idaho’s funding request to build the planned $46 million Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. As part of the financing package, U of I officials asked ...

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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects ...

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Caldwell chipping and grinding manufacturer acquired by Ohio company (access required)

Caldwell-based chipping and grinding manufacturer Diamond Z has been acquired by an Ohio maker of crushing and screening machines. Screen Machine Industries of Etna, Ohio, said it is now the parent company of Diamond Z. The acquisition will service a ...

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National Association of Realtors: Majority of real estate firms are optimistic, evolving technology a challenge

The evolving technological landscape, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability continue to be among the biggest challenges facing real estate firms in the next two years, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s 2019 ...

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