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SEC suspends trades of Alternate Energy securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily suspended trading of securities of Alternative Energy Holdings, Inc., an Idaho company that wants to build a nuclear reactor. The federal securities regulator took the steps in part due to questions it has ...

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Idaho’s Hispanic jobless rate doubles over 3 years (access required)

The University of Idaho says a new report shows the unemployment rate of Hispanics in the state climbed to 15 percent during the worst of the recession. The university announced Dec. 3 the findings of the report, which was prepared ...

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State claims big loads can move safely on US 12

State highway officials said Wednesday they are confident that four massive loads of refinery equipment can be trucked through a scenic river corridor safely and without causing any major inconvenience. During a hearing in Boise, Idaho Transportation Department officials also ...

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Wasden files in district court over cabin rents

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed a motion in district court to block a new rental policy for homes on hundreds of state-owned lake shore sites in northern Idaho. A district judge has scheduled a hearing on Wasden’s motion for ...

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Tamarack battles to stay out of liquidation

Lawyers for a Swiss bank that leads lenders owed millions by Tamarack Resort were in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, trying to convince a judge to move the beleaguered vacation getaway out of a reorganization and into liquidation. Credit Suisse ...

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Idaho nuclear cleanup contractor to cut 600 jobs

A cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory in the eastern Idaho desert has announced plans to lay off about 600 workers, about 35 percent of its work force. Officials with CH2M-WG Idaho on Thursday announced that the workers will ...

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Government settles E. Idaho health care fraud case

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a $2.4 million settlement in a health care fraud case involving two speech therapists from eastern Idaho. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the deal reached last week with Matthew Stevens, Michelle Dahlberg and their ...

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High court dismisses Wasden’s suit

The Idaho Supreme Court has dismissed Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s challenge of a new rental policy for hundreds of state-owned lakeshore lots. Wasden’s lawsuit sought to block the state from using a new formula approved by the state Land Board ...

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