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Monsanto to spend $10M over Idaho mine concerns

Monsanto plans to invest an additional $10 million into a proposed phosphate mine in eastern Idaho to address environmental concerns raised during a public comment period. Monsanto Co.’s proposed mine is slated to produce ingredients for Roundup weedkiller and has ...

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Excitement surrounds downtown Meridian building plan (access required)

A future development planned in Meridian has the hope of attracting more people to the downtown core. Development of the former industrial and residential parcel located at 200 E. Broadway Ave., near City Hall, has been one of the highest ...

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LarsonAllen takes over LeMaster Daniels (access required)

LarsonAllen of Spokane, Wash., will take over LeMaster Daniels Certified Public Accountants in Boise beginning Nov. 1. Minneapolis-based LarsonAllen, one of the country’s 20 largest accounting firms, fields more than 30 offices. Spokane-based LeMaster Daniels operates 12 offices and has ...

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Developers win use permit for Bannock County wind farm (access required)

A Bannock County wind farm with enclosed turbines that look like jet engines could start rising on grazing land in Downey by the end of this year. Bannock County Planning and Development Services awarded investors a permit to use 200 acres ...

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Panel opts not to cut Idaho lawmaker pay

A panel appointed to set pay for Idaho lawmakers has recommended that legislators keep their current salaries at $16,116 a year, in a decision Sept. 15. The Idaho Legislative Compensation Committee opted against pay cuts and instead reduced how much ...

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ISU ramps up business creation efforts (access required)

Idaho State University is pushing ahead on two programs that aim to generate new businesses out of university research. University officials are nearing completion on plans to set up a new technology transfer office that will help faculty and students ...

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Oregon hospital seeks partnership with St. Luke’s, Saint Al’s (access required)

The 25-bed Grande Rond Hospital in Oregon has requested proposals from the St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus Health Systems for partnerships. The two health systems have until Oct. 15 to submit proposals, said Lynn Harris, DMD, the chairman of the ...

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Idaho economist retires after 3 decades

Idaho’s chief economist Mike Ferguson is retiring at month’s end. Ferguson has been the state’s top economic forecaster since 1984, surviving five governors, starting with John Evans, even as the office changed hands from Democrat to Republican in 1994. It ...

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Idaho nets $51 million to preserve teacher jobs

The state Department of Education says Idaho will receive more than $51 million in federal education funding to preserve teacher jobs. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and public schools chief Tom Luna determined last month that Idaho was eligible for the ...

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Future of Simplot JUMP development still uncertain (access required)

Whether or not the Simplot Foundation’s $70 million development slated for downtown Boise will move forward remains up in the air, at least for the next two weeks. Boise Planning Director Hal Simmons said Boise Design Review committee members made no ...

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