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Idaho ed panel issued warning on laptop program

A task force helping implement Idaho’s plan to phase in laptops for high school teachers and students was cautioned Sept. 12 against contact with computer vendors that might be eyeing a potentially lucrative contact with the state. The 39-member panel ...

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UI student injured in 2009 fall sues school

A University of Idaho student who suffered serious injuries in a 27-foot fall from a fraternity house window two years ago is suing the school. Amanda Andaverde, who is from Caldwell, and her family filed a lawsuit in 2nd District ...

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Court OKs Hecla Superfund settlement

 The U.S. District Court in Idaho has approved a $263.4 million settlement with Hecla Mining Co., the silver producer said Sept. 9, which would bring closer to an end one of the nation’s largest Superfund lawsuits. The Department of Justice ...

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Idaho reclaims insurance rate reviews from feds

The state averted a federal takeover of insurance rate increase reviews in Idaho. Federal officials said in July they would assume the responsibility of reviewing increases of 10 percent or more in health insurance premiums proposed by private Idaho insurance ...

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Rick Hill asks courts to help in real estate scam

A former congressman and Republican hopeful for governor is among those leading a group of investors alleging they were cheated out of millions in a real estate investment deal, a group that will be asking the Montana Supreme Court later ...

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Southeast Idaho Muslims seek to build new mosque

Southeastern Idaho’s Muslim population has swelled beyond numbers that can be accommodated in the current mosque, a small home near downtown Pocatello. As a result, religious leaders from the region are trying to raise some $200,000 to erect a new ...

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Region’s workers more likely to work two jobs

Workers in the northern Rockies region are more likely to work two jobs, likely due to the nature of rural and seasonal economies, an economist says. In 2010, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming all had more than 7 percent of their ...

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Study gives Idahoans high marks for making their car payments

The rate of late payments for auto loans dropped further in the second quarter of the year, helped by low interest rates and improved car sales. That’s good news for prospective car shoppers, who should be able to find auto ...

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Lawmakers, Otter: Take federal money for exchange

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and many state lawmakers agree: Idaho would be shortsighted to pass up millions of federal dollars to help set up health insurance exchanges, because spurning the cash could mean Washington would impose a plan on Idaho ...

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