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Idaho mill faces $14K in fines after worker death

A northern Idaho paper mill faces $14,000 in fines after a federal inspection into an industrial accident that killed a 35-year-old worker. John A. Bergen III died in June while working on a paperboard machine at Clearwater Paper Corp. in ...

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Land board extends cabin rents for 1 year

The state Board of Land Commissioners has agreed to a 1-year extension of current leases for hundreds of homes on state-owned land in northern Idaho. The move was forced by an Idaho judge, who last week granted Attorney General Lawrence ...

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Census: Idaho’s growth outpaced nation’s

New census data shows that Idaho’s population grew by more than 21 percent over the last decade, a slower rate compared to the last census. U.S. Census data released Dec. 21 put the state’s population at 1,567,582. That’s a 21.1 ...

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November foreclosure numbers show decline

The number of home foreclosures in Idaho dropped last month, but the state still has one of the highest rates in the nation. RealtyTrac, which monitors the national foreclosure market, says foreclosure notices, auction dates and bank repossessions were filed ...

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Tamarack Resort resurrected for ski season

When a French developer tried to build a destination ski resort in the central Idaho mountains and it failed, 36-year-old Wolfe Ashcraft was among the casualties. He no longer had a job as a ski instructor at Tamarack Resort. He ...

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AEHI executives take leave until court rules

Two executives have taken a leave of absence from Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. while a court considers allegations of investor fraud against the company trying to build a $10 billion nuclear power plant. CEO Don Gillispie and Vice President Jennifer ...

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Idaho budget panel to begin taking public comment

The legislative committee that writes Idaho’s annual budget has agreed to hold public hearings for the first time – at least on some of its spending bills. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has scheduled public hearings in January as it prepares ...

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Idaho developer wins $4M judgment over teen center

The developer of a proposed treatment center for troubled teens in rural western Idaho has won a $4 million judgment against Boise County after officials scuttled the project. A federal jury sided with the Boise-based development firm Oaas-Laney in a ...

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Tax commission chief under conflict cloud

Idaho Tax Commission employees say commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow intervened on behalf of his son’s accounting firm over objections from agency workers, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by the Associated Press. The heavily redacted documents were among those ...

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SEC suspends trades of Alternate Energy securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily suspended trading of securities of Alternative Energy Holdings, Inc., an Idaho company that wants to build a nuclear reactor. The federal securities regulator took the steps in part due to questions it has ...

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