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Fed grant will help promote green energy in Idaho

The College of Southern Idaho has been awarded a $4.4 million federal grant to build a new training and support center dedicated to the region’s growing green energy industry. The grant awarded Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce will ...

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Schweitzer Engineering nears construction start in Lewiston (access required)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. plans to employ 200 to 250 eventually in Lewiston, where it is about to start constructing a 105,800-square-foot building on 25 acres. The company during the week of Jan. 24 will start preparing the Lewiston site ...

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ITD director: Conoco loads can roll

ConocoPhillips can ship four oversized loads from the Port of Lewiston to the Montana border on U.S. 12, starting Jan. 24. Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness issued a ruling accepting the go-ahead recommendation of a hearing officer. The ruling ...

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Pocatello auditorium district wants to broaden marketing law (access required)

The Greater Pocatello/Chubbuck Auditorium District plans to propose legislation that would enable it to market its leased facility broadly. Idaho law says auditorium or community center districts have the authority to levy taxes to build, operate, and market facilities such as ...

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Providers: Medicaid problems with Molina persist (access required)

(UPDATE – adds comments from Molina) Seven months after Molina Healthcare started administering Medicaid payments to health providers, Idaho doctors and clinics are still struggling to get their bills paid on time. While the unpaid bills are a problem, providers ...

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Allstate purchases land to build Chubbuck call center (access required)

Chubbuck is one step closer to welcoming its new Allstate Insurance call center to town. Pentad Properties broker Brent Wilson confirmed the Chicago-based insurance company, which plans to open a 75,000-square-foot call center facility, completed its purchase of a 9.5-acre ...

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Bond sale pays off loan; won’t lower tax (access required)

The state’s two largest lobbying groups for business expect little opposition to a proposal to shore up small business unemployment tax payments. “Here’s the problem: We’re in debt to the tune of $200 million, in a situation where the employment ...

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