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Micron cutting 10 percent of its Boise workforce (access required)

KTVB Channel 7 is reporting that Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton said the company is cutting 10 percent of its Boise-area workforce. Micron will also outsource or relocate another five percent of its workforce in the next six to eight ...

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Micron Technology’s impact on Idaho sizeable (access required)

Without a full account of the number of jobs Micron plans to eliminate following its quarterly loss, it’s difficult to say precisely what the economic impact on the Treasure Valley will be. But we do know what Micron’s economic and ...

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A moratorium for Treasure Valley building? (access required)

Ada County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Steve Edgar wrote a piece on the Boise Guardian site calling for a four- to six-month Treasure Valley-wide building moratorium. Whether his idea gets any traction or not, I think his reasons are interesting. ...

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Micron chief financial officer Wilbur Stover to retire in Aug. (access required)

Micron Technology announced July 2 that Wilbur Stover, vice president of finance and chief financial officer, would retire after the completion of the company’s fiscal year – which ends in August. Stover, 54, joined Micron in 1989 and has served ...

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Cheap homes in Idaho! Cheaper homes in Mississippi! (access required)

The National Association of Home Builders has a map of median new home prices in the U.S. (scroll down to Figure 1). If you’ve heard as much talk as I have about how inexpensive Idaho real estate is compared to ...

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Send us your Health Care Hero nominations (access required)

We all know someone who’s made a difference. Those people working in the area of health care do it every day, yet often go unrecognized outside of their peers. We want our readers to know them, and you can help. ...

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Residential lull drags U.S. construction spending (access required)

U.S. construction spending for the first five months of the year decreased by 3.9 percent from a year earlier, according to a Census Bureau report released June 29. Spending fell by 0.9 percent in May from May 2006. Private, nonresidential ...

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Utilities commission approves Avista rate adjustment (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved a yearly adjustment to rates charged by Avista Corp. The adjustment is designed to allow the utility to recover power supply expenses not already included in base rates, the commission said in a ...

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Saint Alphonsus Medical Group hires new CEO (access required)

Saint Alphonsus has hired Dr. Michael Patmas as the new CEO of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. As chief executive officer of Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, Patmas will provide clinical and administrative leadership to the physicians of the Saint Alphonsus ...

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