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Tamarack asks judge to name restructuring officer

Tamarack Resort wants a federal judge to appoint a restructuring officer to help sell the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway. Tamarack lawyers have asked U.S. Bankrutpcy Judge Terry Myers to let Michael Fleischer oversee the sale of the resort, which ...

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Oracle sues Micron alleging microchip price-fixing

Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea’s Hynix and Samsung and Germany’s Infineon, artificially inflated prices ...

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High unemployment leads to stagnant wages

COEUR d’ALENE – Idaho’s high unemployment rate is affecting the wages received by those who still have jobs. An Idaho Department of Labor report says the state’s median wage for all occupations rose less than eight-tenths of a percent between ...

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Highway 12 battle continues to brew (access required)

KAMIAH – Lewis and Clark traversed part of the route that would one day become U.S. Highway 12 during their 1804-06 Corps of Discovery mission to the Pacific Ocean. So did the Nez Perce Indians during the tribe’s epic 1877 ...

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FAA says hangar homes won’t fly in Sandpoint

Life doesn’t get much more convenient for a private plane owner than taxiing from the driveway of his or her home through a special fence opening directly onto an airport taxiway or runway. The popularity of such “hangar homes” on ...

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US homes lost to foreclosure up 25% on year

Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. The increase in home repossessions came even as the number of properties entering the foreclosure process slowed for the seventh month ...

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Idaho beats revenue forecast for second month

BOISE – Idaho state government’s tax receipts beat forecasts for a second straight month. The state booked $5.7 million more than anticipated in August, after taking in $4.5 million more in July than had been predicted. That puts total Idaho ...

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Monsanto to spend $10M over Idaho mine concerns

Monsanto plans to invest an additional $10 million into a proposed phosphate mine in eastern Idaho to address environmental concerns raised during a public comment period. Monsanto Co.’s proposed mine is slated to produce ingredients for Roundup weedkiller and has ...

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Panel opts not to cut Idaho lawmaker pay

A panel appointed to set pay for Idaho lawmakers has recommended that legislators keep their current salaries at $16,116 a year, in a decision Sept. 15. The Idaho Legislative Compensation Committee opted against pay cuts and instead reduced how much ...

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