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EPA cleared to clean up E. Idaho chemical containers

Federal environmental regulators have clearance to begin removing thousands of buckets and drums containing hazardous chemicals from a property in eastern Idaho. The Environmental Protection Agency began investigating the property last week. On July 19, the agency obtained a warrant ...

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Big pharma pays Idaho $106K to settle fraud claims (access required)

Idaho just got a $106,648 check, courtesy of a big drug company targeted in a nationwide Medicaid fraud allegations for its allegedly illegal efforts to boost the sale of a painkiller. Alpharma Inc., a unit of Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals ...

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Economic stress is easing more slowly (access required)

According to a national survey, Idaho was among the states that saw the biggest month-to-month decreases in stress, while two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more manufacturing jobs in the Midwest and fewer home foreclosures ...

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