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Sen. Crapo closes Caldwell office in renovated building

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, has closed his office at 524 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, to cut costs and allow Regional Director Bryan Ricker to visit rural southwest Idaho locations more frequently. Crapo spokesman Lindsay Nothern said the Caldwell office ...

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St. Luke’s Health System acquires Intermountain Orthopaedics (access required)

St. Luke’s Health System has bought Intermountain Orthopaedics, the largest orthopedics clinic in Idaho. The Boise-based health system acquired all the physical assets of Intermountain Orthopaedics and now directly employs the group’s 12 physicians, said St. Luke’s spokeswoman Beth Toal. ...

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Legislation would give dental hygienists more leeway in treating patients (access required)

Idaho’s dental hygienists will ask lawmakers this year for more freedom in how they practice their trade. The Idaho Dental Hygienists Association said it has sponsors for two pieces of legislation being introduced for the first time this year. One ...

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Knipe Land Company receives national recognition

Knipe Land Company of Boise has been named one of the country’s best real estate brokerage firms. Knipe Land Company tied with 18 other firms for the first place ranking by Land Report Magazine. Winners were awarded based on closed ...

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Canyon County buys courthouse-adjacent property (access required)

Canyon County will move its Development Services Department south of its present location to make room for county courts, Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule said. “The courts are stressed right now,” Rule said Jan. 3. “It’s critical for the future ...

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Legislature unlikely to add money for roads (access required)

The Idaho Legislature probably won’t increase funding for the state’s highway system this year, said Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and a statewide task force that recently issued recommendations to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. ...

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Idaho wind farms want to sell energy credits

A company representing eight wind farms in south-central Idaho wants to sell renewable energy credits to California utilities while retaining the energy produced by the wind farms. Idaho Winds LLC petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dec. 15 to approve ...

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ACLU seeking to ban Idaho prison practices

The American Civil Liberties Union said Dec. 30 that practices at an Idaho prison that include guards opening the wrong cell doors and allowing inmate-on-inmate attacks have caused violence at the facility and should be immediately banned. The ACLU also ...

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