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Gold mine proposed in Montana by Idaho company

An Idaho company is seeking approval for an underground gold mine on private land outside Butte, Mont. A Montana Department of Environmental Quality regulator said June 8 that Timberline Resources of Coeur d’Alene wants to remove about 1,500 tons of ...

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EPA: Company must halt poison gas at SE Idaho site

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered a chemical company to take steps to halt poisonous, explosive gas that’s leaking from a Superfund site in southeastern Idaho after the state determined it’s an “urgent public health hazard.” Philadelphia-based FMC Corp. operated a ...

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Supervalu lays off 60 Boise workers (access required)

Supermarket chain Supervalu Inc. has laid off 60 employees from its administrative offices in Boise. A spokeswoman said the workers were part of the grocery giant’s finance department, which is having some of its functions outsourced. The company employs about ...

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UI retiree case reaches potential settlement (access required)

A proposed settlement between the University of Idaho and 268 former employees over changes to their insurance benefits could finish a long-simmering legal fight between the two sides. The retirees filed a notice of appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court ...

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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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Median home prices up in first quarter

Home prices rose in nearly 60 percent of U.S. cities in the first quarter of this year, as the housing market started to stabilize thanks to billions of dollars in federal spending. The median sales price for previously occupied homes ...

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Idaho Gov. Otter to visit China to promote trade

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will travel to China in June with other state officials and business leaders on a trade mission, an Idaho Department of Commerce official said. Damien Bard, administrator of the department’s International Business Division, said 15 people ...

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