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Idaho takes a stand for states’ rights

Idaho joined with 13 other states last week to back Arizona in its fight with the federal government over enforcement of immigration laws. Never mind that Idaho lawmakers failed to do anything during the 2010 legislative session about the state’s ...

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Airports could get development help if bond amendment passes (access required)

Lewiston officials aim to add sufficient water and sewer infrastructure to the local airport’s south side to attract industrial development, Mayor Kevin Poole said. Businesses would lease ground from the airport and pay taxes on the value of the business ...

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Idaho’s energy projects point to future

The state of Idaho and its universities are miles ahead of a recent report by the Brookings Institution that urges the rest of the nation to look to the Mountain West for clean alternative energy solutions. The report, titled “Centers ...

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Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar to expand (access required)

A two-year, $22.1 million construction project at Nampa’s Amalgamated Sugar plant has begun. Plant Manager Kent Quinney confirmed the company has begun installation of new sugar making equipment that is expected to increase sugar extraction from sugar beets at its ...

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Boise State studies ways to accommodate growth, attract top faculty (access required)

Dr. Juliette Tinker doesn’t have much, if any free time to spare during the course of her work day. Not only is she an assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Boise State University who teaches courses, writes grants, and fulfills other ...

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No ‘concrete’ plans in sight for new Stanley library

Through the grapevine, I recently learned about a new library planned for construction in Stanley. From what I understood, it seemed like the new building was imminent. Obviously, I was interested to learn more about it, including a construction timeline, ...

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City of Boise considers recycled glass alternatives (access required)

Spurred by residents’ calls for glass recycling, the city of Boise is spending $130,000 each year to haul thousands of bottles and jars away from collection sites to the Ada County Highway District’s Schmidt Pit. Nobody knows what to do ...

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