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Oregon firm finds lumber in Russia (access required)

When John Rowell journeyed to the Baltic nation of Lithuania in December 1995, he was flying into the harshest winter northeastern Europe had seen in over a century. “It was one cold José when I got there,” he recalled. “The ...

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Ada County Courthouse fountain fixed by builders (access required)

The water feature in front of the new Ada County Courthouse has been rebuilt at no cost to the county, and should be back in operation by September, officials said last week. Roger Simmons, chairman of the Ada County Commission, ...

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Emmett hospital plans $3 million-plus expansion (access required)

Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett plans a major expansion, beginning next year, to meet the needs of a growing population in Emmett and Gem County. Michael Cornell, director of communications for Walter Knox, said costs were expected to total ...

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Washington Group International earns $9.2M in 2nd quarter (access required)

Washington Group International Inc. has reported earnings for the second quarter of $9.2 million, or 37 cents a share, on revenues of $965 million – down from $12.9 million on just over $1 billion in revenue in the first quarter. ...

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2nd parking ramp tops list of projects at Boise State Univ. (access required)

Chemistry labs and a second parking garage top the list of ongoing construction projects at Boise State University this summer. Phase 2 of parking-structure construction is nearly under way at BSU, according to Larry Blake, executive director of facilities administration. ...

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'TECenter' construction begins on Boise State Univ. West Campus (access required)

Construction of TECenter, a technology-oriented business incubator funded primarily by federal sources, has begun on the Boise State University West Campus north of the Idaho Center in Nampa. The single-story building of 40,000 square feet is designed to house 20 ...

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Nampa tile installer’s love of art pops up in work (access required)

Treasure Valley tile installer Tim Stoddard has a secret he’s ready to share with the world: He loves Monet. “I think he’s great,” said Stoddard, 46. “He’s the master of light and reflection.” Stoddard’s passion for the French impressionist’s work ...

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Legislative panel ponders broadening of broadband (access required)

How broadly Idaho is covered by broadband Internet service is one question an Idaho Legislature study committee aims to answer. The question of where Idaho already has broadband access has come up in recent meetings of the Interim Committee on ...

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Johnny Carino's building second restaurant at Crossroads center (access required)

Johnny Carino’s Country Italian, an Austin, Texas-based restaurant chain, plans to start building its second Treasure Valley eatery this fall in the Meridian Crossroads center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. Randy Crawford, regional director for Johnny Carino’s, said construction ...

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Cost estimates for health-care facility drop by $250K (access required)

Cost estimates for a new health-care facility in Meridian have dropped about $250,000 due to economic conditions, according to Mike Ondracek, executive director of corporate development for St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Original estimates for the construction of the St. ...

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