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Homebuyers tax credit extension fails

A Senate jobless aid bill that included an amendment extending the homebuyers tax credit until September 30 failed to pass the Senate on June 24. The vote was 57-41, three short of the 60 needed to beat a Republican filibuster. ...

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Utility seeks ruling to reclaim investment

Idaho Power Co. is seeking a favorable ruling from state regulators that would allow the utility to recover more than $50 million invested over two years on energy efficient programs. The state’s biggest utility claims it spent a combined $50.7 ...

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Judge approves N. Idaho lumber mill sale

A judge in northern Idaho has authorized the sale of 3 Rivers Timber Inc. at Kamiah to a Seattle commercial fisherman. Second District Judge John H. Bradbury on Friday signed the order allowing Michael Burns to pay $2.65 million to ...

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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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