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URS Buying Washington Group for $2.6B (7805) (access required)

Boise-based Washington Group is slated to be sold to URS Corp. in a $2.6 billion deal that aims to create one of the  world's largest players in the engineering and construction industry, both companies announced May 28. The boards of ...

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CCDC votes to give Boise Rescue Mission land to IHFA (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. Board of Commissioners has agreed to transfer to Idaho Housing and Finance Association a narrow parcel in front of the Boise Rescue Mission that it acquired from the city of Boise. The board rescinded an ...

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Rough road ahead on transportation issues – The Longer View Column (access required)

6:30 a.m……Heading to Nampa……turn off Broadway Interchange on I-84 going west….drift into left-hand lane to avoid mile-long corduroy stretch on right lane……no one should try to drive that lane and drink coffee at the same time, unless they’re wearing dark ...

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Norco plans to build air-separation plant in Washington (access required)

Norco Inc., a Boise-based producer and distributor of industrial gases, plans to build an air-separation plant in Moses Lake, Wash., on 10 acres at Wheeler Road and Road North. CEO Jim Kissler said in a statement that the plant would ...

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Albertsons’ Idaho employment, vendor network steady for now (access required)

The Albertsons Intermountain West Division’s employment and its vendor network remain stable in the Boise area for now, according to parent company Supervalu. Albertsons was based in Boise until June 2006, when Supervalu acquired the better-performing food-and-drug stores and a ...

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Growth prompts Internet Truckstop to eye move (access required)

When The Internet Truckstop opened in July 1995, one major task involved telling prospective customers where they could get an Internet hookup, CEO Scott Moscrip said. Now, growth poses the biggest challenge for the online freight matcher and credit monitor. ...

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Millennium surgery center, office building under way (access required)

Construction has started on the Millennium surgery center and medical/office building at 1828 S. Millennium Way, Meridian. The 13,000-square-foot facility will offer a rare combination of an ambulatory surgery center and office/condo space in a single building, said Dr. Phillip ...

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Simplot retail units win environmental recognition (access required)

A unit of Boise-based J.R. Simplot Co. recently received national recognition. Simplot’s Grower Solutions retail operations in Bayard, Neb., and Moses Lake, Wash., were recognized for environmental stewardship in a nationwide competition. The 2007 Environmental Respect Awards honor retailers for ...

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Statesman story on publication of legal notices misleading (access required)

The Idaho Statesman ran a story May 18 entitled, “Statesman wins suit over legal ads.” The story concerned a judge’s decision over a legal battle with this publication, the Idaho Business Review, over who can publish legal notices. This was ...

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