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Utility commission OKs new rate class for solar power users

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a plan to move Idaho Power customers who generate their own solar electricity to a new rate class. The regulatory commission also on May 9 ordered Idaho Power to study those ...

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Ketchum Innovation Center picks new location (access required)

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The Ketchum Innovation Center has moved to a 3,200-square-foot building at 180 6th Street W in Ketchum. The new office is within the Urban Renewal district of Ketchum, in the same block as the proposed new City Hall, the organization said. “KIC ...

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China cutting US soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

With the threat of tariffs and counter-tariffs between Washington and Beijing looming, Chinese buyers are canceling orders for U.S. soybeans, a trend that could deal a blow to American farmers if it continues. At the same time, farmers in China are ...

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Cash&Carry changes its name to Smart Foodservice

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is dropping the Cash&Carry from its name in its rebranding to Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores, the Portland company announced May 3. Smart Foodservice is a 63-year-old, warehouse-format store format that caters to the food service industry but ...

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Abundant snowfall meant a banner year for northern Idaho ski areas

Low snowfall early in the season in the Rocky Mountains cut down on skier visits this season at many western resorts. But northern Idaho had a banner season, thanks to record-setting snow, and Schweitzer Mountain saw record skier visits over ...

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Bank of America rolls out digital mortgage (access required)

Homebuyers are increasingly likely to perform some or all aspects of the search and transaction online – including applying for a mortgage. In fact, despite the significant amount of money involved, about a third of Americans (32 percent) indicated they ...

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