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N. Idaho lawmakers want to 'rein in' urban renewal districts (access required)

Two northern Idaho lawmakers say they will co-sponsor a bill to “rein in” urban renewal districts that have come under scrutiny. Hayden Lake Republicans Rep. Jim Clark and Sen. Mike Jorgenson say the bill is needed due to the rapid ...

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Hosac increases workforce housing subsidy for CCDC proposal (access required)

Developer Ken Hosac said he is increasing a subsidy The Hosac Co. would provide to help make housing units more affordable in a building proposed for downtown Boise. Hosac’s proposal, one of two that Capital City Development Corp. is considering ...

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Rural lawmakers could be tough opposition for community college proposal (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s plan to lower the biggest obstacle to building the first new Idaho community college in four decades is running into opposition from lawmakers on a conservative-leaning panel that often slams attempts to make boosting taxes easier. ...

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UPDATE – Who does the Idaho Lottery commercials? (access required)

Earlier today I asked about the Idaho Lottery television commercials. Thanks to the folks in the comments below, we now know the commercials are done by Idaho firm es/drake. You can click through to their site to see their work ...

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New director for state agency overseeing construction (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Kelly Pearce as administrator of the Division of Building Safety. That office is responsible for compliance with statewide building, energy conservation, public works contractors, industrial safety, logging, electrical and plumbing codes, standards and regulations. ...

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Our business events page is finally live (access required)

Thanks to Betsy Davies here at IBR for getting our “Idaho Business Events” off the ground. If you look to the right and click on the hyperlink under “Idaho Business Events” you’ll find a page detailing the places to see, ...

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Broker: Trader Joe’s looking for Boise location (access required)

Trader Joe’s wants to open a location in the Boise area, according to commercial broker Ramona Hildebran of Capital Commercial Properties. The company has not decided on a location yet, she said. But Trader Joe’s corporate site selectors have talked ...

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Trader Joe's in Boise? (access required)

Cheap, good coffee. Lots of tasty chocolate. Inexpensive flowers. Yes, Trader Joe’s is apparently looking for a site in Boise. It’s a name that sends shivers down the backs of people who run places like the Boise Co-op. While Whole ...

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Micron to pay out $91 million in settlement (access required)

Micron’s recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by direct purchasers of its memory products will result in a $91 million payment by the Boise company, according to Micron’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Committee. The cash payment ...

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BoDo developer says he’s still owed money (access required)

A judge has awarded BoDo developer Mark Rivers more than $543,000 in his lawsuit against Re/Max Mountain West, but Rivers said Jan. 4 that he still had not received payment. BoDo Partners sued Mountain West Realtors, which did business as ...

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