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Idaho to receive part of $2.5M EPA penalty against cement maker

The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act. Ash ...

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Idaho prison contract up for bid

Idaho prison leaders are looking for a new company to run the state’s largest prison after Corrections Corporation of America admitted to understaffing and overbilling for its work operating the Idaho Correctional Center. But the Idaho Department of Correction won’t ...

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US homebuilder confidence soars to seven-year high

For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released June ...

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Environmental group sues feds over Idaho water

An environmental group is suing federal water and wildlife agencies, contending that the agencies have long delayed taking the steps needed to protect Idaho’s water quality. Northwest Environmental Advocates, based in Portland, Ore., filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. District ...

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Idaho feed business homes in on Taiwan’s racing pigeons

Jos Zamzow was blasting southward on a train on the island of Taiwan last December, looking out the windows at colorful structures atop apartments and houses passing by in a blur. The train was traveling too fast to make out ...

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Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices

A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting shoppers’ pocketbooks, according to a U.S. wholesaler accusing America’s spud farmers of driving up prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on ...

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Idaho farmers sue Monsanto over GMO wheat

Farmers in Idaho have filed a potentially class action lawsuit against seed giant Monsanto after genetically engineered wheat was found in an eastern Oregon field. The farmers, represented by a Boise law firm, filed the federal lawsuit June 7 contending ...

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How small businesses can avoid loan rejection

Thousands of stunned small business owners call Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. each week after they’re turned down for a loan. Jeff Stibel, CEO of the business-credit reporting company, has a message for them: Don’t blame the bank. Instead, he says, ...

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Group pushing to raise Idaho’s minimum wage

A group of religious, education and community activists is pushing for a ballot initiative that would raise Idaho’s minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 to $9.80 an hour over the next four years. The Spokesman-Review reports that about ...

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