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Idaho cities pay extra into pool insurance program

Nearly 40 Idaho cities are facing double-digit increases in health insurance premiums because a pool insurance program they joined earlier this year was hit with some unexpected early claims. Cities big and small joined the Idaho Independent Intergovernmental Authority program ...

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Ada County to seek return of $2M from Dynamis

Ada County commissioners are seeking the return of $2 million from a company it hired to design a waste-to-energy plant that’s now the subject of a lawsuit, an investigation by a former FBI agent and opposition from some of the ...

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Industry critic goes head-to-head with Northwest growers

Ken Cook has been raising havoc with American farm policy for more than a decade. By offering a free, easy-to-search online list of every federal subsidy paid to every individual farmer, his Environmental Working Group continues to rankle big agriculture ...

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Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on ...

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After defeat, Luna plans to push merit pay in 2013

Public schools chief Tom Luna suggested Nov. 12 he’ll ask the 2013 Idaho Legislature to adopt another pay-for-performance program for teachers, arguing that voters’ rejection of merit bonuses isn’t a sign that they favor the existing way of compensating educators. ...

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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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