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Promotions/AppointmentsJohnson named Argosy University president Julie Johnson has been named president of Argosy University’s Salt Lake City campus.Johnson spent five years as the campus vice president and director of the University of Phoenix-Idaho. She and her husband, Todd, have sold ...

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EPA boosts NW pollution cleanup by $18M in 2009 (access required)

The federal Environmental Protection Agency required companies in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to perform $75 million worth of pollution control and cleanup work in 2009, an $18 million increase over 2008. The agency conducted 1,183 inspections in 17 different ...

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State announces $12M in loans to three Idaho municipalities (access required)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced Dec. 22 that it will be awarding loans worth $12.1 million to three Idaho municipalities for wastewater and drinking water projects. The agency said the city of Chubbuck in Bannock County will receive ...

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Idaho consumers may seek external review of insurance claim denials (access required)

Idaho consumers appealing health insurance claims denied by their insurance carriers may take advantage of a new external review process starting next year, the Idaho Department of Insurance says. The Idaho Health Carrier External Review Act becomes effective Jan. 1, ...

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A long way from the ocean (access required)

When I first read the headline on the release I balked at the topic. “Seafood at Its Best” – no way! We’re hundreds of miles from the ocean and there’s no way you can get good seafood in Boise, or ...

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COMPASS establishes 2010 Legislative positions (access required)

The Board of Directors of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho established its positions on transportation issues and posted them on Dec. 23. Three of the five official positions established by the board deal with transportation funding, from expressing ...

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Atlas Mining's former boss settles SEC allegations (access required)

A northern Idaho mining company’s former chief executive must pay $50,000 to settle allegations he financed his company's struggling operations by illegally distributing millions of dollars worth of stock to investors, according to a release. William Jacobson, former CEO of ...

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Bank of Cascades parent withdraws stock registration (access required)

Bank of the Cascades parent Cascade Bancorp on Dec. 23 announced that it has withdrawn its registration statement with respect to the public offering of $93 million of its common stock (NASDAQ: CACB). The Bend, Ore-based company said in a ...

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A ‘Holiday’ Carol (access required)

It was 166 years ago that Charles Dickens wrote his classic tale. Originally titled “A Chr___mas Carol,” it has never been out of print since its first publication. Today we wonder if we can say the word. I’ve never seen ...

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Boise State sets up program to attract film industry (access required)

The State Board of Education has approved a Cinema and Digital Media Studies certificate at Boise State University. The program will be a part of the Department of Communication and it will be aimed at students looking for a basic ...

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