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AEHI receives approval to rezone property for nuclear plant (access required)

Eagle-based Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. received approval to rezone property in rural Payette County for construction of a nuclear power plant. On Dec. 9, Payette County Planning and Zoning commissioners voted 10-1 in favor of the rezone, which paves the ...

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Idaho’s Hispanic jobless rate doubles over 3 years (access required)

The University of Idaho says a new report shows the unemployment rate of Hispanics in the state climbed to 15 percent during the worst of the recession. The university announced Dec. 3 the findings of the report, which was prepared ...

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State claims big loads can move safely on US 12

State highway officials said Wednesday they are confident that four massive loads of refinery equipment can be trucked through a scenic river corridor safely and without causing any major inconvenience. During a hearing in Boise, Idaho Transportation Department officials also ...

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Colorado fracking firm sues Burley businesses (access required)

A Colorado oil and gas services firm alleges that a former employee and a Burley company teamed up to start a new venture to profit from the company’s trade secrets and other confidential information. Rapid Hot Flow LLC of Parachute, ...

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Decision about Tamarack’s future could happen Monday

A decision on whether Tamarack should continue with Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, or move to Chapter 7 proceedings which would allow a trustee to liquidate it, could come as early as Dec. 13. U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Judge Terry Myers heard ...

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Ag panel: More technology outreach needed as food demand rises

Lab-to-field breakthroughs will play a key role in food production, so agriculture and its regulatory agencies will continue to deal with the sometimes-controversial approaches. “The food industry in general is going to have to go through a second green revolution, ...

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9th Circuit grants beet industry temporary relief

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay that keeps sugar beet root stocks that will produce seed-bearing plants from being destroyed. The stay “preserves the potential for these plants to produce seed for the 2012 crop” assuming ...

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Tamarack ski season will begin Dec. 20

After months of uncertainty, Tamarack ski operations will start Dec. 20. On Dec. 6, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Terry Myers approved a request by the Tamarack Municipal Association to begin lift operations, including preparation of lodge facilities. The TMA has already ...

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