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Idaho ski areas do well in long, snowy season

Idaho skiers and the state’s collection of resorts have reaped the benefits of a snow-filled season and an improved economy, factors that enabled operators to start up lifts earlier than previous years and put several mountains on pace to set ...

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Idaho Senate kills much-debated energy rebate

Lobbyists for wind energy companies stood in shocked disbelief April 7 after the Idaho Senate narrowly killed a measure to extend a sales tax rebate for alternative energy. The expected deal had been hashed out between lawmakers, utilities and wind ...

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Amid ethic charges, wind farm siting bill dies

An Idaho Falls Republican accused two unidentified House colleagues of ethical lapses in a hearing during which lawmakers also killed a bill that would have put strict new prohibitions on where new wind turbines could be built. The measure would ...

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Railroad improvements planned in Idaho

Union Pacific Railroad is planning improvements to tracks, ties, crossings and other infrastructure across Idaho this year in anticipation of a railroad rebound from an economic lull. The work in Idaho is part of $3.2 billion in improvements the railroad ...

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Medicaid claims malfunction could cost Idaho

Idaho’s new, problem-plagued Medicaid claims processing system may cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a report released March 29 by legislative auditors who concluded that neither Idaho health officials, the software company nor Medicaid providers were adequately prepared for ...

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Idaho Power eyes solar energy

In the heat of August – when Boise residents are cranking up their air conditioners and farmers are pumping water onto thirsty crops – the solar resource in southern Idaho is estimated to be as good as in the desert ...

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