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Boise’s unique locomotive maker once employed 750 people. Now its factory is closing

Locomotive manufacturer MotivePower Inc. will close its Boise plant, its parent company says, marking the end of an unique industrial role for Boise. The parent, Wabtec Corp., formerly Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., said the Boise plant’s manufacturing operations would ...

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Round Up 9.24.19 (access required)

Heartland Townhomes Property Management purchased 4.27 acres at 8358 W. State St. in Garden City. Jason O’Very of Lee & Associates Idaho represented the buyer. Lawrence A. Ross of Michener Investments represented seller. M2 Automotive leased 1,680 square feet of ...

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At Bogus Basin, summer work promises uplifting ski season (access required)

Idaho ski resorts are reporting improved infrastructure for the 2019-2020 ski season. These improvements range from terrain expansions to greater lift capacity to facelifts of day lodges and other structures. Last season was a banger for Bogus Basin with record ...

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Average 30-year mortgage rate rose to 3.73%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates shot up this week, yet they stayed close to the historic lows that appear to be helping the real estate market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate ...

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Money.com: Meridian one of best places to live in U.S.

Meridian already boasts a first-rate medical college, a growing employment sector, and (soon) a new Trader Joe’s store, but now it can add another accolade: it’s one of the best places to live in America. Money.com, the website of the ...

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New student construction program aims to fill labor shortage

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho school district is offering a construction program for students in hopes of helping to fill a regional labor shortage. High School students from across the Twin Falls School District can travel to ...

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Judge says mining company violates federal water rules

An Idaho mining company has not complied with court orders and continues to violate clean water rules, according to a ruling by a federal judge. U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush of Boise in an order Thursday determined that Atlanta ...

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Idaho students get clean computers month after cyberattack

An Idaho school district has distributed computers to students a month after a department-wide cyberattack wiped out the district’s network, officials said. Nampa School District officials finished giving out re-imaged laptops to middle school students after high school students were ...

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