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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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Hoku Materials completes test phases

Hoku Materials, a provider of raw materials for the solar energy market, has started pilot production of polysilicon at a plant in Pocatello. Construction of the plant had been held up by financing problems. “Commencement of this pilot production run ...

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Idaho group wary of Exxon oil project route through Lochsa

A plan by Exxon Mobil Corp. to transport big and heavy pieces of refinery and mining equipment along U.S. 12 through the Lochsa River canyon is generating concerns from a regional environmental group. The oil company wants to ship the ...

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