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Micron moves into Nampa (access required)

The Idaho Press Tribune is reporting that Micron has pulled permits for a $9.2 million renovation of a production facility in Nampa. From the story: "Micron Technology’s East Karcher Road facility is adjacent to the plant where MPC manufactures computers ...

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Zion’s Bank donates $20,000 to restore Ernest Hemingway's former home (access required)

Zions Bank, based in Salt Lake City, gave The Nature Conservancy $20,000 to maintain operations of the Hemingway house in Ketchum, and to catalog its historical and cultural artifacts.   Preserve caretaker Taylor Pasley said last fall that an inventory ...

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Messing with minimum wage (access required)

   A legislative committee has voted down a bill that would have raised Idaho's minimum wage, and the only people who seem surprised by it are those in the media. Most media organizations try to reach a broad audience, and ...

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The British are coming, the British are coming! (access required)

   A well-informed source in the state's press corps just told me that reporters from two British newspapers are on their way to Boise to investigate the Idaho National Guard friendly-fire death. The incident, which happened in 2003, finally became ...

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Community college legislation dies in Idaho House committee (access required)

A proposal to lower the supermajority vote needed to create new community college districts died in committee this morning. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted on three motions to move the bill out of committee – twice to send ...

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The rural/urban divide in the Idaho legislature (access required)

   A proposal to lower the supermajority needed to create community colleges is DOA in the Legislature. Despite support from the two most influential business groups in this state, IACI and the Idaho Chamber Alliance, legislators don't want to do ...

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Idaho’s Mountain West Bank posts record earnings for 2006 (access required)

Earnings after taxes increased by nearly 19 percent from 2005 to $13.64 million, Coeur d’Alene-based Mountain West Bank said in a statement. Total assets rose 18 percent to $919 million. Loans totaled $710 million, up 29 percent, and average deposits and ...

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