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Federal grant that propped up alt power due to expire

The wind always seems to blow on the Snake River plain, keeping this high-desert landscape of sage, potatoes and sugar-beet plants forever in motion. Still, General Electric Co. executives said the consistent gusts weren’t enough for them to take a ...

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ConocoPhillips appeals Idaho judge’s wide-load ruling

Oil company ConocoPhillips is appealing an Idaho judge’s ruling this week that revoked special state permits allowing four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor. Opponents of the shipments on U.S. Highway 12 say the ...

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Prices rebound for Idaho’s top commodities

POCATELLO – Prices are rising for Idaho’s top four agricultural commodities – dairy, beef, potatoes and wheat. That bodes well for the state’s struggling economy and is a reversal from last year, when prices were depressed and the agricultural sector ...

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Judge stops big oil trucks along Hwy. 12

UPDATED: A state judge has brought a temporary halt to a ConocoPhillips plan to truck oversized loads of massive oil refinery equipment along curvy, scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north central Idaho. The temporary restraining order, issued Tuesday by 2nd ...

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Judge orders fine for Seattle mortgage broker

An Idaho judge has ordered a Seattle-based mortgage broker to pay more than $1 million in penalties and restitution for fraud and violations in state laws. A judge in Ada County ruled that Access Mortgage engaged in numerous violations, including ...

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Superfund cleanup in Idaho draws local opposition

People who live around a toxic former silver mining complex in Idaho have a message for federal environmental officials who want to expand a lengthy cleanup effort: Go home, your help is no longer wanted. Despite the government’s best intentions, ...

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Former employee charged in forgery case

A Texas woman has been charged with stealing about $125,000 from an Ada County business during a period that lasted more than a year. Aimee Scarisbrick, 41, is facing 24 counts of felony forgery and one count of grand theft. ...

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Utah company says it’s offered to buy Tamarack

A Salt Lake City real estate investment company says it has offered an undisclosed sum for Tamarack Resort, the central Idaho ski-and-golf getaway that collapsed in 2008 under hundreds of millions in unpaid debt. Pelorus Group owner JT Bramlette told ...

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