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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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Median home prices up in first quarter

Home prices rose in nearly 60 percent of U.S. cities in the first quarter of this year, as the housing market started to stabilize thanks to billions of dollars in federal spending. The median sales price for previously occupied homes ...

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Idaho Gov. Otter to visit China to promote trade

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will travel to China in June with other state officials and business leaders on a trade mission, an Idaho Department of Commerce official said. Damien Bard, administrator of the department’s International Business Division, said 15 people ...

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Sandpoint won’t end downtown business tax

City administrators in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint have rejected a petition by downtown businesses to abolish a local business tax. City officials say some of the signatures on the petition to dissolve Sandpoint’s business improvement district couldn’t be ...

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Company seeks geothermal leases in S. Idaho

A Nevada geothermal energy developer with projects around the globe is seeking a pair of leases on land near the Magic Reservoir in southern Idaho. Ormat Technologies Inc. has requested leases on public land managed by the Bureau of Land ...

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Idaho revenue misses April projection

Preliminary tax revenue data shows Idaho collections in the critical month of April fell more than $55 million below the target set by state budget writers, a shortfall due in part to higher-than-expected income tax refunds. The unofficial data released ...

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