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Commission taking comments on Idaho Power rate moratorium proposal (access required)

   The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will take comments through Dec. 22 on an application by Idaho Power Co. proposing adoption of a settlement that would place a moratorium on general rate case increases until January 2012 and give the ...

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ITD set to demolish Ten Mile Overpass (access required)

Demolition work at the Ten Mile Overpass on I-84 is expected take place this weekend, requiring the closure of the interstate between the Garrity and Meridian interchanges from 10 p.m. Dec. 11 until 7 a.m. Dec. 12.   According to ...

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Ag research center lifeline pleases economic development, wine industry leaders (access required)

News that the University of Idaho Parma Research & Extension Center will live on thanks to financial support from J.R. Simplot Co. was welcomed by local economic development and wine-industry leaders. The University of Idaho Board of Regents on Dec. ...

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Intermountain Gas wants ability to interrupt snow-melt customers (access required)

Intermountain Gas, which serves about 305,000 customers across southern Idaho, is proposing that new residential and small-commercial customers installing snow-melt equipment or existing customers remodeling to install the equipment receive the interruptible service. For customers who already have snow-melt equipment, ...

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Whole Foods' 'Conscious Capitalist' (access required)

When you don’t like what a word means you simply put an adjective in front of it. That’s what moderates like George W. Bush did with the “compassionate” conservative tag. It is what Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey ...

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Choosing to turn the housing market around (or not) (access required)

If you walk down any given street in the U.S., odds are that one in every four homes you pass is worth less than what the owner owes on his or her mortgage. In Idaho it’s almost as bad, with ...

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Simpson secures funds for interstate work, agencies (access required)

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, has secured funding as part of a final year-end bill with financial support for several federal departments and agencies. The bill also contains $400,000 for the Interstate 84 expansion ...

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$1.5M Simplot grant helps keep Parma research center open (access required)

The Parma Research and Extension Center will remain open thanks to a grant from the J.R. Simplot Co. The University of Idaho Board of Regents voted unanimously this week to accept the $1.5 million, multi-year agreement grant proposal from the ...

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Idaho foreclosure rate stays high (access required)

While national foreclosure activity decreased 8 percent in November, the number of foreclosures in Idaho dropped only 1.6 percent from October 2009. Idaho is holding on to its No. 5 spot in the national rankings for most foreclosures per household, ...

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Number of Ada County homebuilders falls 79 percent (access required)

Since 2005, the active Ada County homebuilding industry has shrunk to a fraction of its former size. In 2005, 770 builders pulled permits to build new homes in Ada County. In 2009, just 160 have done the same – a ...

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