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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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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 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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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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Class helps felons find jobs (access required)

A new six-week class offered by AmeriCorps and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston gives felons on probation tips for finding employment. Ex-cop Scott Wilkinson teaches interviewing skills and tips on how to work around a felony. "They are taking those ...

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Wasden secures settlement with N.J. mortgage modification company (access required)

Idaho homeowners who paid a Westmont, N.J., company to help them obtain mortgage modifications will receive refunds totaling $19,710 as a result of a settlement agreement, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. The agreement with Best Interest Rate Mortgage Company LLC ...

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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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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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People (access required)

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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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITSCITY OF BOISEPERMIT/TYPE    OWNER    BUILDER    LOCATION    VALUE02207-alteration    Mckellip Family LP    David Benson    4205 W Emerald St    1,50002161-alteration    Oliver Keller Thornton    not listed    8620 W Emerald St 100    50102178-alteration    Jeff Eldredge Corp    not listed    1689 S Entertainment Ave    2,00002159-alteration    New ...

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