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UI engineering dean: ‘We change the world’ (access required)

Aicha Elshabini is the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this month. In July 2006 she arrived from the University of Arkansas, where she was head of the Department ...

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Who killed the convention centers? (access required)

Chuck Everett has managed AmeriTel Inns in five Idaho cities. Along the way he has left bad feelings, bruised egos and a certain fear in the hearts of public officials who long for convention centers. •  AmeriTel has sued the ...

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Roundup (access required)

Grandview Marketplace construction is expected to start by February and conclude in late summer. The building will have 14,800 square feet for multiple service-retail tenants. It’s part of W.H. Moore Co.’s Grandview Station development on the north side of Overland ...

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CCDC likes Rivers’ River 8 proposal (access required)

An evaluation team charged with comparing two proposals for Capital City Development Corp. land at Eighth and River streets favors a design from Mark Rivers. But developer Ken Hosac said the evaluation criteria used didn’t match up with proposal requirements ...

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Chambers: Sales tax should be reported in each county (access required)

The Idaho Chamber Alliance plans to present a bill in the Idaho Legislature requiring stores and the state Tax Commission to report sales-tax collections in each county, said John Watts, the group’s lobbyist. Now the collections are reported in aggregate ...

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Bid Briefs (access required)

An Arctic Circle restaurant is planned at 905 Main St., Kimberly. Project specifications are available from Richard Daems or Moe Myers, Daems & Myers Architectural Alliance Inc., 301 W. 5400 S., Murray, UT 84107. A bid opening date is yet ...

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Boise wants input on 30th Street (access required)

The city of Boise and Ada County Highway District are seeking public input for plans to extend 30th Street between State Street and the Interstate 184 Connector. The 30th Street Specific Area Plan would not only provide a new connecting ...

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Correction (access required)

In the Jan. 8 cover story “Missing Geeks” the name of the head of the computer science department at Boise State University was incorrect. His name is John Griffin, not Gifford.

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XL beef plant to ramp up gradually (access required)

XL Four Star Beef Inc. has hired 125 hourly and management-support personnel in the last 12 weeks for its Nampa operation, company President Paul Slater said Jan. 22 in Boise. “Eventually we should be at just less than 500,” he ...

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