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Supervalu 1Q earnings rise, top estimates

Supervalu Inc.’s turnaround efforts paid off in the first quarter as the grocery chain reported a 10 percent bump in net income and beat expectations, which sent its shares soaring July 26. The company, which operates Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and other ...

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Southwest Idaho officials argue for local control of Lake Lowell

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has no authority over Lake Lowell in the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, officials in Canyon County in southwestern Idaho say. County commissioners at a meeting July 22 said they are prepared to go ...

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Failed Tamarack gets new suitors

A Swiss bank has ended exclusive talks with an Idaho investor over Tamarack Resort, but homeowners with property at the failed vacation getaway say they have been approached by new suitors. The details were disclosed in an internal email by ...

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Federal judge appoints special master in Idaho prison condition lawsuit

A federal judge has appointed a special master to see if the state is complying with court orders in a decades-old lawsuit over conditions at the Idaho State Correctional Institution. Marc Stern, a doctor and correctional health care consultant from ...

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Federal government assumes oversight of insurance rate increase review in Idaho

The federal government will assume the responsibility of reviewing increases of 10 percent or more in health insurance premiums proposed by private Idaho insurance companies starting later this fall. The decision by federal officials may be the first effect of ...

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Judge: Boise must release cleaning dustup records

A judge has ordered the city of Boise to turn over documents related to the termination of a $368,000 contract with a cleaning company. Clearview Cleaning Services owner Sylvia Hampel filed a complaint in April against the city in Idaho’s ...

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N. Idaho company gets $750K for solar parking lot

A northern Idaho company that aims to transform U.S. highways into a vast, energy-producing network is getting $750,000 from the federal government for the next phase of its project: a solar parking lot. Solar Roadways of Sagle announced July 20 ...

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Idaho is accepting federal health care law money, as governor issues waivers

Idaho was set to accept as much as $19 million in federal cash linked to the health care overhaul as state agencies take advantage of waiver provisions that help them skirt Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s executive order aimed at blocking ...

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AP Analysis: Western states lag in recovery

Western states hit hardest by the housing crisis are feeling the greatest economic stress two years after the recession ended, according to The Associated Press’s monthly analysis. Depressed home prices and high rates of foreclosures have limited job growth in ...

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