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AEHI withdraws application for Elmore Co. nuclear plant site (access required)

Alternate Energy Holdings Inc., the Eagle company seeking to build a nuclear power plant in Idaho, withdrew its rezone application Aug. 10 for a site in Elmore County, saying the commissioners there are taking too long with the process.   ...

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Northern Idaho aircraft manufacturer lays off 60 (access required)

Quest Aircraft Co. in Sandpoint has laid off 60 workers.   The layoffs were announced Aug. 9 and included several aviation engineers, said spokeswoman Julie Stone.   They might not be out of work for long. Northern Idaho manufacturers have ...

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Idaho Falls, Bonneville County to team up on fueling facility

Bonneville County and the City of Idaho Falls are working together to eliminate duplication and save taxpayer money.   The city and county have fleet vehicle shops located adjacent to each other on Hemmert Drive with separate contracts for local ...

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U of I plans third-year law program in Boise

By Ysabel Bilbao The University of Idaho has received approval to start its third-year law program in Idaho’s capital following a favorable recommendation by the ABA Accreditation Committee. “The third-year program in Boise will enhance opportunities for our students and ...

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Business, not government, responsible for recession recovery (access required)

Calling the nation’s economic downturn a “depression” and predicting it will get worse, Premier Technology President & CEO Doug Sayer urged Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce members to shift the responsibility from blaming consumers for not buying their products or ...

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Unemployment holds steady as private sector starts to normalize

Idaho’s unemployment rate didn’t change from June to July. It remains for a second month at 8.8 percent; below the U.S. unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. But, that means nearly 66,000 Idaho residents are without work. “The economy still hasn’t ...

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Idaho AGC Summer Outing ends on serious note (access required)

Idaho’s construction industry remains troubled, and any future re-bound could still be years away. “This is the worst economic slump out nation has seen since the early ’80s and before that, the Great Depression,” Associated General Contractors of America Chief ...

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H-P CEO Hurd resigns

Hewlett-Packard says CEO Mark Hurd is stepping down following a sexual-harassment probe that found other violations of company standards. Hewlett-Packard Co. says Hurd decided to leave after the investigation into a sexual-harassment claim made against him and the company by ...

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Failed Tamarack Resort residents aim to revive skiing

By John Miller Homeowners at a failed central Idaho resort want to resurrect ski lift operations next winter and are asking the state, a bankruptcy judge and creditors who are owed hundreds of millions to go along with their plan. ...

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