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Eminent domain suggested for Idaho airport growth

A Blaine County commissioner says he’s willing to use eminent domain to acquire land needed for a possible expansion of a central Idaho airport in Hailey that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley. In the memo to ...

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Workers ask Idaho fiduciary: Where is the money?

Would-be Idaho ski resort buyer Matthew D. Hutcheson spent his career building a reputation as an independent investment adviser helping multi-employer retirement plans manage workers’ money, regularly regaling listeners with tales of his testimony on Capitol Hill. “I am Congress’ ...

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Washington State breaks ground on new medical school in Spokane

Officials broke ground Oct. 5 on a new medical school building at Washington State University’s Spokane campus. The $70 million building is intended to produce more doctors for Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho will also be the new home of a ...

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Claims: Tamarack suitor owes $350K

A suitor of Idaho’s beleaguered Tamarack Resort owes a handful of companies more than $350,000 after he issued bad checks, failed to pay employees and stiffed contractors for work on his home, according to liens, police complaints and a lawsuit. ...

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Obama to step up power line projects

The Obama administration wants to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation’s power grid. The projects are intended to serve as pilot demonstrations ...

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Judge overturns plans for Craters of the Moon land

A judge overturned a federal resource management plan for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho, in a ruling the week of Sept. 26. The decision from Chief U. S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill could ...

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Bean warehouse numbers dropping in southern Idaho

Over the past four decades, the number of bean warehouses has dropped dramatically in south-central Idaho over the past four decades, but producers say the lowly legume’s popularity is soaring. Jim Soran told The Times-News that his father started the Twin ...

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Idaho court upholds big part of Luna’s ed reforms

An Idaho state court upheld a portion of public schools chief Tom Luna’s education reforms, ruling against a legal challenge from the Idaho Education Association teachers union. The measure passed during the 2011 Legislature phases out some teacher job protections, ...

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US: Cyber attacks on utilities, industries rise

U.S. utilities and industries face a rising number of cyber break-ins by attackers using more sophisticated methods, a senior Homeland Security Department official said during the government’s first media tour of secretive defense labs intended to protect the nation’s power ...

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