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Fewer US foreclosure warnings in July; Idaho still in top ten

Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were seized by lenders in July, the latest sign banks are taking a measured approach to moving against homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments. But Idaho is still in the ...

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Idaho Power to build pilot solar plant

Idaho Power Co. plans to build a pilot solar panel plant so it can gain expertise in a field that could one day become a significant part of its power generating operations, an official says. Idaho Power wants to build ...

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Feds reneged on land deal with tribe

The federal government broke its word over a land deal with an Indian tribe from Idaho and Nevada, interrupting economic development plans that could include gaming and resurrecting native groups’ enduring mistrust for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Last October, ...

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Coeur d’Alene officials consider banning sales of e-cigarettes to minors

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The electronic cigarettes allow the user to heat nicotine, herbs or other substances and ingest the active ingredients without actually burning the substance. Proponents say e-cigarettes ...

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Raw milk regulations tighten as demand increases

On a stretch of California grassland, workers milk 70 Jersey cows and bottle several hundred gallons of milk into quart glass bottles topped with bright yellow caps — without heating the milk to pasteurize it. Claravale Farm, two hours west ...

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Idaho solar developer says PUC-ordered delay may doom project

 One of Idaho’s first utility-scale solar power developments says a delay ordered by the state’s public utility regulator could be fatal for its project. Interconnect Solar, developer of the 20-megawatt project in Owyhee County, and Idaho Power already have a ...

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Idaho Football bowl game renamed after potato

With a new corporate sponsor and name, Idaho’s only college football post-season bowl game is saying goodbye to humanitarians and hello to spuds. The Humanitarian Bowl has become “The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.” The Idaho Potato Commission signed a six-year ...

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Idaho to spend nearly $2M to study proposed dam on Weiser River

State water managers have voted to spend $2 million to study building a big new dam on western Idaho’s Weiser River. The Weiser-Galloway dam has long been a dream of Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, power companies and others with their ...

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Former Idaho non-profit leader faces theft charges

The former leader of an Idaho nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities has been served a felony summons after law enforcement said she embezzled more than $100,000, resulting in some employees losing their benefits. The Idaho State Journal reports ...

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