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Commentary: “IHateSpam” program is one way to screen chaff (access required)

I hate spam. That sums up both my problem and my new-found solution. Normally, I am quite careful to protect my primary email account, but again this morning I found several unwanted and disgusting, Unsolicited Commercial Emails. I know the ...

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Idaho's budget crisis boosting pressure for state tax hikes (access required)

With an unprecedented $160 million budget hole to plug this year, and next to nothing left in the state’s reserve accounts, Idaho lawmakers will be hard-pressed to avoid some kind of tax increases for next year. Gov. Dirk Kempthorne isn’t ...

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Micron Technology reports quarterly loss, no plans to reduce workforce (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. reported a quarterly loss that was significantly higher than analysts anticipated last week, but said it has no plans to reduce its workforce or its capital spending. Micron reported a net loss of $315.9 million, or 52 ...

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Nampa-based MicronPC’s name changed to MPC Computers, Inc (access required)

MicronPC’s name change to MPC Computers Inc., announced last week, was described as a simple way to dissociate the Nampa company from its former parent, Micron Technology Inc., with minimal brand confusion for customers. Ross Ely, MicronPC vice president for ...

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Office building planned in Eagle River Development on Idaho 44 (access required)

A two-story, 18,000-square-foot office building is planned on a 1 1/2-acre site on Shore Drive in the Eagle River Development in the southeast quadrant of the Idaho 44-Eagle Road intersection. But a design-review application for the project, submitted Dec. 5 ...

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Meridian-based Lea Electric forges ahead under new ownership (access required)

Since acquiring Lea Electric LLC four years ago, Dave Lamarque has worked to grow the Meridian-based company while upholding traditions established by its founder and keeping his name. Rex Lea died of cancer in the spring of 1998 at 52. ...

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Boise site to be cleared for Hyde Park Place condominium complex (access required)

Razing of four structures for the Hyde Park Place condominium complex at 12th and Fort streets is expected to begin in January, with construction due to get under way in March, the developer says. David Southers, owner of Southers Properties, ...

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Butt Furr branches out to England with sales office (access required)

Butt Furr, a Garden City-based supplier of boldly colored and animal-patterned clothing and accessory items, has opened an office in England. Dave Zemlicka, Butt Furr managing partner, said the 13-year-old company opened the European sales and distribution office – called ...

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Zions Bank business index rises in November (access required)

The Zions Bank Small Business Index for Idaho rose to 82.1 in November from a revised 79.5 in October. The Idaho unemployment rate-the most heavily weighted component, was estimated at 5.8 percent in November, compared to 5.5% percent in October ...

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