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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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Business Briefs

Deal to finish Idaho Falls hotel in the works IDAHO FALLS – A deal is in the works to finish a 107-room hotel in Idaho Falls that has sat untouched from its spot overlooking the Snake River since construction halted ...

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Idaho reduces payments to Medicaid manager by $3M

Idaho is docking its payment to a Medicaid claim-processing company by $3 million because of the major problems the company had in implementing its new system last year. Meanwhile, the state is still trying to recover nearly $10 million in ...

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Replica of territorial capitol planned in N. Idaho

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewiston Urban Renewal Agency has voted to approve spending $33,000 for a project that includes building a replica of Idaho’s first territorial capitol. The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/pvQ7wY) that the agency’s members have voted 4-1 to ...

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Central Idaho highway expansion on hold

KETCHUM – A lack of federal money means work on an expansion project on a 27-mile stretch of State Highway 75 in central Idaho through the resort area of Ketchum probably will be delayed indefinitely, the Idaho Transportation Department says. ...

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