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Deal to finish Idaho Falls hotel in the works IDAHO FALLS – A deal is in the works to finish a 107-room hotel in Idaho Falls that has sat untouched from its spot overlooking the Snake River since construction halted ...

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Idaho reduces payments to Medicaid manager by $3M

Idaho is docking its payment to a Medicaid claim-processing company by $3 million because of the major problems the company had in implementing its new system last year. Meanwhile, the state is still trying to recover nearly $10 million in ...

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Replica of territorial capitol planned in N. Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency has voted to approve spending $33,000 for a project that includes building a replica of Idaho’s first territorial capitol. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/pvQ7wY) that the agency’s members have voted 4-1 to ...

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Central Idaho highway expansion on hold

KETCHUM – A lack of federal money means work on an expansion project on a 27-mile stretch of State Highway 75 in central Idaho through the resort area of Ketchum probably will be delayed indefinitely, the Idaho Transportation Department says. ...

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Fewer US foreclosure warnings in July; Idaho still in top ten

Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were seized by lenders in July, the latest sign banks are taking a measured approach to moving against homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments. But Idaho is still in the ...

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Idaho Power to build pilot solar plant

Idaho Power Co. plans to build a pilot solar panel plant so it can gain expertise in a field that could one day become a significant part of its power generating operations, an official says. Idaho Power wants to build ...

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Feds reneged on land deal with tribe

The federal government broke its word over a land deal with an Indian tribe from Idaho and Nevada, interrupting economic development plans that could include gaming and resurrecting native groups’ enduring mistrust for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Last October, ...

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Coeur d’Alene officials consider banning sales of e-cigarettes to minors

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The electronic cigarettes allow the user to heat nicotine, herbs or other substances and ingest the active ingredients without actually burning the substance. Proponents say e-cigarettes ...

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Raw milk regulations tighten as demand increases

On a stretch of California grassland, workers milk 70 Jersey cows and bottle several hundred gallons of milk into quart glass bottles topped with bright yellow caps — without heating the milk to pasteurize it. Claravale Farm, two hours west ...

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Idaho solar developer says PUC-ordered delay may doom project

 One of Idaho’s first utility-scale solar power developments says a delay ordered by the state’s public utility regulator could be fatal for its project. Interconnect Solar, developer of the 20-megawatt project in Owyhee County, and Idaho Power already have a ...

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