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Liberty Lake Municipal Library needs more space, consultant’s report says

After a year of gathering data and asking for community input, the Liberty Lake Municipal Library has finished a needs assessment report that, perhaps unsurprisingly, states the library needs more …

MLS awards expansion franchise to St. Louis for 2022 debut

Major League Soccer has awarded the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium will be built and the team will begin play during the 2022 season

Fed repeats pledge to act to sustain economic expansion

The Federal Reserve on Friday repeated its pledge to “act as appropriate” to sustain the current economic expansion, now the longest in U.S. history, while noting that most Fed officials …

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates to open 2,000 cafes.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, announcing Monday it will spend more than $1 billion on a new office complex that will allow the internet search …

Federal officials to expand Pocatello air base

Federal officials are expanding a firefighting air base in eastern Idaho.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

NHL: December earliest league would vote on Seattle expansion

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says December is the earliest the Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle. In an interview with The Associated Press at the …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs.

UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018

Dave Nichols: Saving baseball from itself

Last week during the All-Star festivities, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is ready to expand again. Dave Nichols contemplates the possibilities.

GOP Rep. Perry to co-chair Medicaid expansion initiative campaign

Nampa GOP Rep. Christy Perry will co-chair the campaign for a November ballot initiative to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of Idahoans who now fall into a coverage gap.

Facing ‘criminal justice crisis,’ state board backs $500M prison expansion

Idaho’s state Board of Correction, after much agonizing, voted unanimously Monday to move forward with plans for a $500 million prison expansion, including submitting the proposals to the governor for …

Idaho Milk Products has announced a $26M expansion in Jerome. Could this help the region’s oversupply of milk?

Idaho Milk Products says a $26 million expansion to its facility in Jerome will help the company grow its processing capacity by one-third.

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

Schweitzer Engineering Labs expanding into the Midwest with Purdue research facility

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories of Pullman is expanding into the Midwest with plans to build a 100,000-square-foot facility for electric power research near Purdue University.

Syngenta plans $30M expansion to Nampa facility

Agribusiness giant Syngenta is planning a $30 million expansion to its research and seed production facility in western Idaho.

U.S. factories expand at strongest rate in almost 14 years

American manufacturers said they expanded in February at the fastest pace in nearly 14 years – gains driven in part by a jump in hiring.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Salad dressing maker Litehouse unveils Sandpoint expansion amid continued sales growth

On Wednesday, brothers Doug and Edward Hawkins Jr. were back at the site to celebrate Litehouse Inc.’s latest expansion. From humble beginnings, the company has grown into a business with …

Trump’s move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid

In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care …

Seattle startup Usermind pulls in $23.5 million, helping it expand internationally

Seattle startup Usermind has again attracted the interest of prominent Silicon Valley investors, this time pulling in $23.5 million from several California firms that will help it expand overseas.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling

Sources say the Trump administration is moving to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans, including opening up federal waters off the coast of California for …

U.S. officials say they wrongly announced Montana coal mine expansion

U.S. officials said they misspoke when they recently announced their approval of a major coal mine expansion in Montana.

Museum of Idaho to double in size after expansion project

An Idaho Falls history and science museum will nearly double in size and plans to remain open year-round after an expansion project is completed in 2019.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

CEO of yogurt giant Chobani expands in Idaho despite turmoil

The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread …

$1.6 billion Washington State Convention Center expansion to move forward

The Washington State Convention Center has been pushing to expand – building a massive addition on land adjacent to its main facility in downtown Seattle.

Amazon to expand in Seattle with big downtown tower

Amazon has agreed to a big expansion in Seattle, less than a month after the e-commerce giant announced it was looking for a second headquarters in North America.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake

A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …

Disputed East Coast pipeline likely to expand

The developers of a disputed natural gas pipeline on the U.S. East Coast are considering a major expansion of the project into South Carolina, according to remarks made by an …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Expansion work closes busiest U.S.-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound …

Closure at busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.

Montana mine warns of layoffs after judge blocks expansion

More than 80 miners could be laid off from a central Montana coal mine in coming months after environmentalists successfully sued to halt its expansion, according to mine owner Signal …

House to act quickly on bipartisan measure to expand GI Bill

House Republicans and Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday that would provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into …