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Public wi-fi network planned for Meridian downtown (access required)

Meridian Development Corporation, Meridian’s urban-renewal agency, is getting serious about downtown improvements. The corporation board is asking for bids from lenders willing to provide a $500,000 line of credit that would enable the corporation to improve streetscapes, buy and combine ...

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Ride the bus – from Star (access required)

Valley Regional Transit has proposed a commuter bus route that would provide service on Idaho Highway 44 (State Street) between the cities of Middleton, Star, Eagle and Boise. Valley Regional Transit is the public transportation authority for Ada and Canyon ...

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Investors could get tech tax break (5617) (access required)

POST FALLS — It’s called the Idaho Technology Investment Tax Credit, and it could mean millions for “angels” who invest in fledgling companies pushing the innovation envelope. An advisory council to Gov. Jim Risch that met here Aug. 8 will ...

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State rainy day funds could see some changes (access required)

At the end of the 2005 fiscal year, Idaho’s jar of money for a rainy day was empty. The Public School Stabilization Fund, the state Budget Stabilization Fund and the Millennium Fund – consisting of Idaho’s share of the nationwide ...

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High water levels float Idaho Power’s boat (access required)

Profits more than doubled for Idacorp in the second quarter, according to company statements. High water levels generated lots of power at the same time hot weather and seasonal irrigation boosted demand. Idacorp is the parent company of Idaho Power. ...

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Idaho senator takes stance on “network neutrality” (access required)

One U.S. Senator from Idaho has given his support to telecommunications legislation making its way through Congress. “Senator (Larry) Craig supports the telecommunications reform bill as it is currently written in the Senate, and hopes the Senate will be able ...

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Small business center opening in Meridian (access required)

Boise State University’s Small Business Development Center is opening a branch office in downtown Meridian. Meridian Development Corporation, the urban renewal and redevelopment agency for the city, invited SBDC to bring its programs to Meridian. MDC also agreed to provide ...

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Contracts Awarded (access required)

The Ewing Co. Inc., Boise, is the construction manager for Lone Star Middle School at Lone Star and Middleton in Nampa. Cost estimate: $15 million. Performance Systems International, Fruitland, was awarded a contract for passenger loading bridges and a walkway ...

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