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Potato stocks rise by 14 percent (access required)

Potato stocks held by growers, dealers and processors in Idaho on Dec. 1 totaled 96.5 million hundredweight (cwt), 11.5 million cwt more than the year-earlier total, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said in a mid-December release. Disappearance, at 34.5 million ...

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A tie-breaker or a game winner (access required)

Go Gov. Otter, go! The latest pitch by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to oppose health care reform legislation may be much like the decision by Coach Robb Ackey to go for two points versus tie the game. Otter said he ...

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Bartholomay to head project office at INL (access required)

The U.S. Geological Survey has named Roy C. Bartholomay to head its project office at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory headquartered in Idaho Falls. Bartholomay has served as the acting chief of the project office since April ...

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Idaho courts want to charge law-breakers $15 to keep courts functioning (access required)

The Idaho Supreme Court is pushing a proposal to charge law-breakers an extra $15, which officials say is needed to shore up the state’s overburdened court system and keep the wheels of justice turning. At the same time, the court ...

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Commission mulls facility sale to Raft River co-op (access required)

Idaho Power Co. is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to approve the sale of electrical distribution facilities valued at $44,000 to Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative headquartered in the Cassia County community of Malta. The feeder line, which includes ...

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ITD open house set for Garrity Interchange bridge work (access required)

  A bridge replacement project at the Garrity Interchange on I-84 will get a public airing Jan. 6, when the Idaho Transportation Department plans to host an open house in Nampa.   Set to take place from 4 p.m. to ...

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Commission considering sale of Coeur d’Alene water company (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is considering a request from Brentwood Park LLC to sell the Troy Hoffman Water Corporation to Dalton Square LLC, a light industrial property and residential apartment rental company in Coeur d’Alene.   The water company, ...

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Eagle to discuss M3 water rights consequences (access required)

Eagle City Council will hold a special meeting tomorrow morning to discuss the ramifications of the state water board’s decision to limit water rights to a large proposed development in Eagle’s foothills. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on ...

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Consumers’ spending moods remain cautious (access required)

Shoppers plan to open their wallets slowly in response to any economic upswing, the International Council of Shopping Centers found in a recent survey. Eighty percent of consumers reported cutting back over the last 12 months, but just 40 percent ...

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Ink dries on Hoku-Tianwei stock sale, Pocatello polysilicon plant back on track (access required)

Chinese solar energy firm Tianwei New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd., is now – officially – the majority owner of Hoku Scientific, a Hawaii-based clean tech company building a polysilicon plant in Pocatello.   Closing a deal announced in September, Hoku ...

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