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Prices rebound for Idaho’s top commodities

POCATELLO – Prices are rising for Idaho’s top four agricultural commodities – dairy, beef, potatoes and wheat. That bodes well for the state’s struggling economy and is a reversal from last year, when prices were depressed and the agricultural sector ...

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Judge stops big oil trucks along Hwy. 12

UPDATED: A state judge has brought a temporary halt to a ConocoPhillips plan to truck oversized loads of massive oil refinery equipment along curvy, scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north central Idaho. The temporary restraining order, issued Tuesday by 2nd ...

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Judge orders fine for Seattle mortgage broker

An Idaho judge has ordered a Seattle-based mortgage broker to pay more than $1 million in penalties and restitution for fraud and violations in state laws. A judge in Ada County ruled that Access Mortgage engaged in numerous violations, including ...

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Superfund cleanup in Idaho draws local opposition

People who live around a toxic former silver mining complex in Idaho have a message for federal environmental officials who want to expand a lengthy cleanup effort: Go home, your help is no longer wanted. Despite the government’s best intentions, ...

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Former employee charged in forgery case

A Texas woman has been charged with stealing about $125,000 from an Ada County business during a period that lasted more than a year. Aimee Scarisbrick, 41, is facing 24 counts of felony forgery and one count of grand theft. ...

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Utah company says it’s offered to buy Tamarack

A Salt Lake City real estate investment company says it has offered an undisclosed sum for Tamarack Resort, the central Idaho ski-and-golf getaway that collapsed in 2008 under hundreds of millions in unpaid debt. Pelorus Group owner JT Bramlette told ...

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Idaho could get $51M under federal jobs bill

Idaho public schools are expected to receive about $51 million to protect teaching positions as part of a job-saving measure signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The money is part of a $26 billion bill aimed at ...

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H-P CEO Hurd resigns

Hewlett-Packard says CEO Mark Hurd is stepping down following a sexual-harassment probe that found other violations of company standards. Hewlett-Packard Co. says Hurd decided to leave after the investigation into a sexual-harassment claim made against him and the company by ...

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Failed Tamarack Resort residents aim to revive skiing

By John Miller Homeowners at a failed central Idaho resort want to resurrect ski lift operations next winter and are asking the state, a bankruptcy judge and creditors who are owed hundreds of millions to go along with their plan. ...

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