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Manufacturing plant expanding in northern Idaho

A company based in Washington state that makes equipment for the electric power industry has announced it’s more than doubling the size of its plant in the northern Idaho city of Lewiston. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories ...

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Profits soar at two largest mortgage lenders

Is the mortgage market really back? The country’s two biggest mortgage lenders, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, reported Oct. 12 that a surge in home lending pushed them to record profits. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon declared that the housing market ...

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New lawsuit latest step in Idaho schools battle

A lawsuit over Idaho’s system of funding public schools is growing, with the former school superintendent who is pressing the case reviving the claims made in another lawsuit that plodded through Idaho’s courts for 15 years. Russell Joki, a former ...

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95 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal fatalities over the last two decades in the region’s rich but contaminated phosphate country. Monsanto, which makes ...

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Idaho dairy workers charged with animal cruelty

Three former dairy workers with Idaho’s largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn. The video was shot ...

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Expert: Idaho has no time for state exchange

Idaho has run out of time to establish a state-run insurance exchange that’s required by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, meaning working with the federal government on an alternative is virtually unavoidable. That’s according to a consultant advising a ...

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Strapped Idaho county issues bonds to pay debt

Boise County residents will begin paying more taxes in December in a surcharge that will last seven years as the rural government makes good on a big bill from a nasty legal fight. The county has issued $2.7 million in ...

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US builders boost housing spending, cut elsewhere

U.S. builders spent more to construct homes in August, further evidence of a housing rebound. Still, the increase couldn’t offset cuts in public projects and commercial real estate. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent in August from July, the Commerce Department ...

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EPA signs eastern Idaho Superfund cleanup plan

Federal regulators signed documents on Oct. 2 outlining an interim cleanup plan for a polluted southeastern Idaho Superfund site they say will cost $57 million and take up to five years to complete. The Environmental Protection Agency said it opted ...

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