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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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Idaho lawmakers advance governor’s economic plan for job incentives (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s three-year plan to jumpstart the economy by giving businesses tax incentives to create new jobs is headed to the Idaho House for debate. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced the bill March 21, hoping to ...

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