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AP data show states’ budget challenges differ

The country is pulling out of the Great Recession, but an Associated Press review of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets ravaged by declining tax revenue and bank accounts far leaner than they were when the downturn took hold. Many ...

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Tamarack’s Boespflug in contempt for missing court date

An Idaho judge has declared the French developer of a cash-strapped Idaho ski resort in contempt for missing yet another court date on the resort’s foreclosure. Jean-Pierre Boespflug was ordered to appear in state court June 10 after missing a ...

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Idaho justices uphold $1.4 million jury award in stairway injury

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a former state representative who contested a jury’s decision that he must pay about $1.4 million to a couple after one of them was injured on a broken stairway. The justices ...

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Mining company to stop treating arsenic-laced water (access required)

A gold mining company has told federal officials that at the end of this month it will stop treating arsenic-laced water that escapes from an old mine and eventually flows into the Boise River and then into Boise. The Idaho ...

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Impact statement delayed on new Idaho airport

A draft environmental impact statement on building a new airport in central Idaho scheduled for release at the end of this month is being delayed to address concerns about wildlife habitat, Federal Aviation Administration officials say. The FAA announced the ...

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Northern Idaho farmers concerned about acidic soils

Crop soils in north-central Idaho are becoming more acidic, possibly because of the repeated use of ammonium-based fertilizers, scientists say. Robert Sandlund of the Natural Resource and Conservation Service in Grangeville said some farmers have started to notice a reduction ...

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Aerial gunners kill at least 5 wolves in north-central Idaho

Aerial gunners in a helicopter have killed at least five wolves in north-central Idaho since May 11 in an effort to protect elk herds, but the hunting has been halted because it hasn’t been as successful as expected, an Idaho ...

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