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Crapo financial reform amendment fails

The U.S. Senate rejected an amendment to financial reform legislation brought by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo that would have capped bailouts to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The measure failed with 47 lawmakers voting in favor and 46 ...

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PacifiCorp seeks higher conservation surcharge

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is taking comments through June 4 on a request by PacifiCorp, which does business in eastern Idaho as Rocky Mountain Power, to increase a surcharge that funds energy conservation programs from 3.7 percent of customer ...

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Idaho shakes up leadership at prisons

Three Idaho prisons are undergoing leadership changes. The Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, along with Boise’s South Idaho Correctional Institution and the Idaho Maximum Security Institution, all have new wardens. Jim Woolf, who has been the deputy chief of the Idaho ...

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Eastern Idaho job fair begins

More than 20 businesses will be looking for new employees on Tuesday, May 18, during an Eastern Idaho Jobs and Resource Fair in Idaho Falls. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern Idaho Technical ...

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Idaho Gov. Otter to visit China to promote trade

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will travel to China in June with other state officials and business leaders on a trade mission, an Idaho Department of Commerce official said. Damien Bard, administrator of the department’s International Business Division, said 15 people ...

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Boise officials begin to look at $45 million streetcar ‘starter route’ (access required)

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, city councilmen and members of the city’s urban renewal agency board are beginning to take a look at a $45 million, north-south “starter” streetcar route that would run across the Boise River as they rethink the ...

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