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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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FBI probe begins into Idaho prison operator

Prison surveillance cameras in Idaho have captured footage of one inmate beating another prisoner, while guards looked on, AP news agency has reported. The man being attacked, Hanni Elabed, appears to bang on a guard station window for help, the ...

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Business teacher from Rigby named Idaho teacher of the year

A teacher from Rigby in eastern Idaho has been named the state’s 2011 Idaho Teacher of the Year. Stefani S. Cook is a business education teacher at Rigby High School. Public schools chief Tom Luna announced her selection Nov. 29. ...

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Tamarack owner: Credit Suisse motives ‘senseless’

Tamarack Resort’s owner contends Credit Suisse Group’s effort to halt bankruptcy reorganization heightens the threat that the failed Idaho ski-and-golf development will be sold in pieces. In his 22-page court filing Monday, Jean-Pierre Boespflug accused the Zurich-based bank of trying ...

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Farm group opposes eminent domain for trail system

A southeast Idaho city’s potential use of eminent domain to acquire easements to complete a languishing, 23-mile trail system is being opposed by a major farm group. Officials with the Bannock County Farm Bureau tell the Idaho State Journal they ...

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Idaho highway panel finds $543 million in needs

A state task force on transportation funding has determined Idaho will need to come up with an additional $543 million annually to fully address its needs to maintain highways and bridges. The 15-member panel finished its work Tuesday at the ...

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Micron to expand production at Virginia facility

Micron Technology Inc. is expanding memory chip production at its facility in northern Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Nov. 23 that the $56 million expansion will create 123 jobs at Micron’s facility in Manassas. Micron CEO and Chairman Steve Appleton ...

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Manufactured housing market sector mounts comeback

The combination of frugal buyers and affordable prices is spurring an increase in the sale of manufactured homes across the state. One of the busiest markets in the state for the manufactured housing market is the Treasure Valley. Through Nov. ...

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Idaho highway panel could set tone of 2011 session

The 2011 Idaho Legislature could be a rancorous session pitting truckers against drivers of smaller vehicles over how much they pay for road work. Or highway funding could become just a side issue, delayed yet again as lawmakers refuse to ...

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Groups: Restore Idaho water-quality monitoring

State regulators, environmentalists and cities are pushing for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to restore $350,000 in funding to resume monitoring pollution in Idaho’s lakes and rivers. They say eliminating the cash for a third straight year could add to regulatory ...

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