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Feds outline Silver Valley cleanup in N. Idaho

The federal government has released its implementation plan for the first 10 years of a massive cleanup of a century’s worth of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver Valley. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the week of Nov. 5 released for ...

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Idaho panel: Expand Medicaid to cover more poor

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and the Legislature should broaden Idaho’s Medicaid program to cover more than 100,000 additional low-income residents, but insist on tying the expansion to a benefit program that improves care, boosts personal accountability and reduces costs. That ...

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Lucky Friday Mine to reopen in northern Idaho

The Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho will reopen early next year after a lengthy closure following three accidents that killed two miners and injured seven others, Hecla Mining Co. officials said. The Spokesman-Review reports the company on Nov. 6 ...

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Idaho sees second largest jump in home prices nationwide

A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. Idaho’s home prices saw the second largest increase in the country. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered ...

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Research focuses on bats at Idaho National Lab

Every couple of weeks, Kurt Edwards rises before the sun and makes the 40-mile trek to the Department of Energy desert site. For sometimes 10 hours a day, the GIS analyst travels over rough dirt roads in his Ford pickup, ...

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Conservation group drops suit over river dredging

An Idaho conservation group has dropped its lawsuit challenging state approval of a plan to dredge a stretch of the Salmon River for gold. The Idaho Conservation League Oct. 31 filed paperwork in 4th District Court voluntarily dismissing its petition ...

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SEC: Freeze ID company’s assets; DOJ starts probe

Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers want a federal judge to again freeze assets of a would-be Idaho nuclear power plant developer, saying its founder hid use of the company’s dwindling cash for a phony investment scheme. Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. ...

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Idaho not alone in eyeing campaign disclosure law

The idea seemed simple: Create a nonprofit, collect cash and send more than $200,000 for TV ads promoting an education overhaul by schools chief Tom Luna. The advantage for camera-shy donors was anonymity because such a 501(c)4 nonprofit can shield ...

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Lawyer: Send Idaho disclosure case to fed court

A group seeking to avoid being forced to reveal donors whose $200,000 financed TV ads promoting public schools chief Tom Luna’s education overhaul filed a request Oct. 25 to move the case to federal court. The effort by Education Voters ...

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Lawyers for homeless shelter seek almost $2M

The city of Boise could see its tab for losing a lawsuit over housing for the homeless climb from $1 million to nearly $3 million once attorneys’ fees and costs are added. A federal jury ordered the city to pay ...

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