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Medicaid claims malfunction could cost Idaho

Idaho’s new, problem-plagued Medicaid claims processing system may cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a report released March 29 by legislative auditors who concluded that neither Idaho health officials, the software company nor Medicaid providers were adequately prepared for ...

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Idaho Power eyes solar energy

In the heat of August – when Boise residents are cranking up their air conditioners and farmers are pumping water onto thirsty crops – the solar resource in southern Idaho is estimated to be as good as in the desert ...

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Idaho lawmakers advance governor’s economic plan for job incentives (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s three-year plan to jumpstart the economy by giving businesses tax incentives to create new jobs is headed to the Idaho House for debate. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced the bill March 21, hoping to ...

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BSU worries guns on campus may eliminate sporting and entertainment events (access required)

Boise State University could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from lost sporting and entertainment events if Idaho lawmakers approve a bill to allow guns on college campuses, a school official says. Bruce Newcomb, the university’s director of ...

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Idaho County officials reject N. Idaho land swap

Commissioners in Idaho County have written a letter to the U.S. Forest Service rejecting the agency’s proposed land exchange with a timber company, contending it would be disastrous for the county. Commissioners contend that putting about 40,000 acres of private ...

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