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Lawmakers poised for start of 2011 Legislature

Idaho lawmakers are getting ready to begin the first day of what could be one of the most challenging legislative sessions in recent history. The 2011 Legislature opens today featuring Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s State of the State Address. Otter ...

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Idaho tax commission chairman resigns

Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow resigned Friday after employees at the agency said he intervened in tax cases involving clients of his son’s accounting firm as well as for a friend and political supporter. Chigbrow told Gov. C.L. “Butch” ...

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UI wheat expert leaving to work at Oregon State

The University of Idaho’s top wheat breeder is leaving to work at Oregon State University in Corvallis as the school’s new head of its wheat variety development program. Robert Zemetra tells the Lewiston Tribune that the job in Oregon gives ...

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State signs deal with feds over nuke fuel research

Idaho has agreed to allow the federal government to ship limited, research quantities of used nuclear fuel to the Idaho National Laboratory. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the deal Jan. 6 in a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department ...

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N. Idaho city pays fine for wastewater violations

Federal environmental officials say the city of Bonners Ferry has agreed to pay a $12,300 penalty for alleged violations of clean water rules caused by discharges from its water treatment plant. The Environmental Protection Agency identified more than 1,600 permit ...

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Sheriff: Shots fired at E. Idaho wind farm

The Bonneville County sheriff’s office says bullets fired at a wind farm in eastern Idaho have caused nearly $5,000 in damage. The sheriff’s office says BP Wind Energy reported earlier this week that a wind turbine had been shot at ...

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Idaho wind farms want to sell energy credits

A company representing eight wind farms in south-central Idaho wants to sell renewable energy credits to California utilities while retaining the energy produced by the wind farms. Idaho Winds LLC petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dec. 15 to approve ...

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