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Fewer, but bigger projects going up in Coeur d’Alene/ICR (access required)

Declines in the overall residential building market haven’t left Coeur d’Alene untouched, but construction spending is still high. The city issued 204 single-family building permits so far this year, compared to 586 for the first 11 months of 2005 and ...

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New partnerships for Boise professional basketball team (access required)

Mike Shannahan liked what he saw in the recent move of the Idaho Stampede from the Continental Basketball Association to the NBA Development League. “We’re going to get some great players in here off and on,” said Shannahan, one of ...

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Expect January Effect to hit stock market (access required)

Winter can bring more than a drop in temperature to those who own stocks. A stock might vegetate or sag no matter what the rest of the market is doing. Many investors sell to lock in offsetting capital losses and ...

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Boise headquarters of Albertsons LLC adds staff (access required)

Albertsons LLC’s grocery store lineup has shrunk, but the headcount at its Boise corporate office has not. Since the privately held company acquired the former Albertsons Inc.’s underperforming stores in June, it roughly doubled the number of employees at its ...

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Could photovoltaic cell have saved Oregon climber? (access required)

Tragic news out of Oregon where the first body has been discovered from one of the missing climbers. Read The Oregonian . It seems the cell service the climbers once had died with the batteries they carried. I admit I ...

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Barrett to leave Idaho Smart Growth (access required)

Jon Barrett is leaving Idaho Smart Growth, a community planning organization he joined nine years ago. He and Boise City Council member Elaine Clegg had worked as co-executive directors since 2000. Last June, Clegg stepped away from that role because ...

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Idaho contractors volunteer to help rebuild, remodel homes (access required)

When Idaho soldiers came home injured, members of the Associated General Contractors decided to do something. And when New Orleans families still had no homes more than a year after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city, Idaho contractors stepped up again. ...

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Google reaches for the stars (access required)

Google reaches for the stars In its never-ending quest to catalogue everything, Google has set its sites on the known galaxy. The internet search giant has just announced a new partnership with NASA. The two organizations will work together on ...

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Q & A (access required)

Toni Nielsen, Zions regional bank president

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